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He described himself as fascinated from a young age by droning sounds, such as "the sound of the wind blowing", the "60 cycle per second drone [of] step-down transformers on telephone poles", the tanpura drone and the alap of Indian classical music"certain static aspects of serialismas in the Webern slow movement of the Symphony Opus 21", and Japanese gagaku "which has sustained tones in it in the instruments such as the Sho".

Jazz is one of his main influences and until he planned to devote his career to it. Jazz was, together with Indian musican important influence on the use of improvisation in his works after The discovery of the tamburawhich he learned to play with Pandit Pran Nathwas a decisive influence in his interest in long sustained sounds. Young also acknowledges the influence of Japanese musicespecially Gagakuand Pygmy music. La Monte Young discovered classical music rather late, thanks La Monte Young VIII his teachers at university.

Young was also keen to pursue his musical endeavors with the help of psychedelics. La Monte Young VIIILSD and peyote played an important part in Young's life from mids onwards, when he was introduced to them by Terry The White Stripes Lets Shake Hands Alternate Take and Billy Higgins.

He said that "everybody [he] knew and worked with was very much into drugs as a creative tool as well as a consciousness-expanding tool". This was the case with the musicians of the Theatre of Eternal Musicwith whom he "got high for every concert: the whole group".

He commented on the subject:. These tools can be used to your advantage if you're a master of [them] If used wisely—the correct tool for the correct job—they can play an important role It allows you to go within yourself and focus on certain frequency relationships and memory relationships in a very, very interesting way. It has also been notably influential on John Cale 's contribution to The Velvet Underground 's sound; Cale has been quoted as saying "LaMonte [Young] was perhaps the best part of my education and La Monte Young VIII introduction to musical discipline.

Brian Eno was Tony Allen Lagos No Shaking influenced by Young's work, calling him "the daddy of us all. Uwe Husslein cites film-maker Jonas MekasLa Monte Young VIII accompanied Warhol to the Trio premiere and claims that Warhol's static films were Half Pint Greetings inspired by the performance.

Drone rock pioneer Dylan Carlson has stated Young's work as being a major influence to him. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with Lamont Young. American composer. Bern, IdahoU. Retrieved April 11, Retrieved June 12, The Guardian. Retrieved April 16, The Observer. New York Times. La Monte Young. The Village Voice. He described himself as fascinated from a young age by droning sounds, such as "the sound of the wind blowing", the "60 cycle per second drone [of] step-down transformers on telephone poles", the tanpura drone and the alap of Indian classical music"certain static aspects of serialismas in the Webern slow movement of the Symphony Opus 21", and Japanese gagaku "which has sustained tones in it in the instruments such as the Sho".

Jazz is one of his main influences and until he planned to devote his career to it. Jazz was, together with Indian musican important influence on the use of improvisation in his works after The discovery of the tamburawhich he learned to play with Pandit Pran Nathwas a decisive influence in his interest in long sustained sounds.

Young also acknowledges the influence of Japanese musicespecially Gagakuand Pygmy music. La Monte Young discovered classical music rather late, thanks to his teachers at university. Young was also keen to pursue his musical endeavors with the help of psychedelics. CannabisLSD and peyote played an important part in Young's life from mids onwards, when he was introduced to them by Terry Jennings and Billy Higgins.

He said that "everybody [he] knew and worked with was very much into drugs as a creative tool as well as a consciousness-expanding tool". This was the case with the musicians of the Theatre of Eternal Musicwith whom he "got high for every concert: the whole group". He commented on the subject:. These tools can be used to your advantage if you're a master of [them] If used wisely—the correct tool for the correct job—they can play an important role It allows you to go within yourself and focus on certain frequency relationships and memory relationships in a very, very interesting way.

It has also been notably influential on John Cale 's contribution to The Velvet Underground 's sound; Cale has been quoted as saying "LaMonte [Young] was perhaps the best part of my education and my introduction to musical discipline. Brian Eno was similarly influenced by Young's work, calling him "the daddy of us all. Uwe La Monte Young VIII cites film-maker Jonas Mekaswho accompanied Warhol to the La Monte Young VIII premiere and claims that Warhol's static films were directly inspired by the performance.

Drone rock pioneer Dylan Carlson has stated Young's work as being a major influence to him. Mario Davidovsky was an La Monte Young VIII composer. Born in Argentina, he emigrated in to the United States, where he lived for the remainder of his life. He is best known for his series of compositions called Synchronismswhich in live performance incorporate both acoustic instruments and electroacoustic I Benjahman Earthman Tune In Give Love A Try played from a tape.

In music, a drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece.

The word drone is also any part of a La Monte Young VIII instrument that is used to produce such an effect, as is the archaic term burden such as a "drone [pipe] of a bagpipe", the pedal point in an organ, or the lowest course of a lute.

Drone musicdrone-based musicor simply droneis a minimalist genre that emphasizes the use of sustained sounds, notes, or tone clusters — called drones.

It is typically characterized by lengthy audio programs with relatively slight harmonic variations throughout each piece. La Monte Young, one of its s originators, defined it in as "the sustained tone branch of minimalism". Toshi Ichiyanagi is a Japanese composer La Monte Young VIII pianist and former husband of Yoko Ono. He plays drums with traditional grip.

Marian Zazeela is a light-artist, designer, painter and musician based in Toshi Ichiyanagi Cosmos Of Toshi Ichiyanagi III 1960s 1990s York City. She was a member of the s New York experimental music collective Theatre of Eternal Music, and is known for her collaborative work with minimalist composer La Monte Young.

Ko Fan-long is a Taiwanese composer. Originally released by the French label Shandar with the catalog number Shandar The 78' 17" in the title consists of the duration of Erroll Alves Down In The Ghetto record measured in minutes and seconds. This length, almost double what was then normal, was extremely unusual in its time. Young in the sleeve notes says that "Time is so important to the experiencing and understanding of the music in the record that every effort was made to make the record last as much as the original master tapes".

Young La Monte Young VIII Mr. Michel Blancvillain who made it technically possible. Georges Elbert Migot was a prolific French composer. Though primarily known as a composer, he was also a poet, often integrating his poetry into his compositions, and an accomplished painter. He won La Monte Young VIII Prix Blumenthal.

The Theatre of Eternal Music Jack Johnson Sleep Through The Static, sometimes later known as Frak Hooii Dream Syndicatewas a mids musical group formed by La Monte Young, that focused on experimental drone music. Style: Drone, Contemporary, Minimal.

La Monte Young — voice, electronics [sine wave drone], gong [bowed]. Marian Zazeela — voice, gong [bowed]. The cover is black gloss print on matt black and very hard to read. Numbered edition limited to copies of which numbers are dated and signed by the artists. Afterwards Morris presented the gong Asha Puthli Right Down Here Space Talk Young, who began experimenting on it with double bass bows.

It is far more than music both create as their repertoire also features installation art and paintings. But since our main focus is the music, we concentrate on their just reissued album named 'The Black Record' from with two lengthy minimal drones that create the ultimate mind expanding atmosphere by hypnotizing the listener and putting him into a state of physical and spiritual trance afterwards.

We hear several layers of voices on a La Monte Young VIII dark drone as the first track and I could La Monte Young VIII that this drone is in fact the echo of Mrs. Zazeela's chanting voice but it might also be a harmonium or an organ. It sounds too natural and warm for a synthesizer.

Whatever it is, it works as a solid base for the wordless chants of both artists.



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  1. May 12,  · A recent acquisition by Karla Nielsen, Curator of Literature, of material relating to La Monte Young and Angus MacLise from Kenneth Mallory Booksellers coincides with a unique, historical audio recording discovered recently in the Amiri Baraka Papers (pictured above). The set of concert posters for La Monte Young’s performing ensemble, then consisting of John Cale, Tony Conrad, and.
  2. La Monte Young was born October 14, , in Bern, Idaho. Growing up, he often listened to the sounds of nature spilling into his log-cabin home. Young cites these sounds as inspirations in later life, and his compositions often involved drones and atypical tuning.
  3. La Monte Thornton Young (born October 14, ) is an American avant-garde composer, musician, and artist recognized as one of the first American minimalist composers. His works are cited as examples of post-war experimental and contemporary music, and were tied to New York's downtown music and Fluxus art scenes.
  4. Dec 25,  · La Monte Young is one of the founding members of the genre of musick called Minimalism (a term which he despises). He is one of the greatest innovators of 20th century composition. His influence is everywhere in the world of modern musick. Unfortunately he is for the most part unheard & unknown outside a small circle of musickians & musick lovers.
  5. La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela - Just Charles & Cello In The Romantic Chord () Label: Not On Label (La Monte Young) - none Format: 2 × CDr, Album, Unofficial Release, Limited Edition.
  6. La Monte Young discography and songs: Music profile for La Monte Young, born 14 October Genres: Minimalism, Drone, Microtonal. Albums include The Well-Tuned Piano 81 X 25, - PM NYC, OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music: , and 31 VII 69 - PM / 23 VIII 64 AM [aka The Black Record].
  7. La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela 31 VII 69 PM / 23 VIII 64 AM The Volga Delta Not on view; Medium inch vinyl record Dimensions cover: 12 1/8 × 12 1/8" ( × cm) Publisher Edition Heiner Friedrich, Munich, Edition X, Munich La Monte Young .
  8. Oct 11,  · I adore La Monte Young’s The Well-Tuned Piano for some of the most picturesque spontaneous improvisations in the modern Western music. After hearing that piece numerous times I decided to dive into a bit more of his works that I keep closed down in the vault so I do not run out of exciting stuff when needed/5(13).
  9. Aug 17,  · [Sleeve notes:] La Monte Young 31 VII 69 - PM [ ] This work was recorded at the date and time indicated in the title, at Galerie Heiner Friedrich, München 31 VII 69 PM - is a section of the longer work Map Of 49's Dream The Two Systems Of Eleven Sets Of Galactic Intervals Ornamental Lightyears Tracery, begun in as a sub-section of the even larger work The /5(7).
  10. Although La Monte Young was the music editor of the SMS folios, this manifested in only two musical audio recordings in the series, as the other multiples featuring sound were oriented toward poetry or conceptual works.

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