Young considers Rankin Bass The Hobbit The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Well-Tuned Piano —a permuting composition of themes and improvisations for just-intuned solo piano—to be his masterpiece.
Young gave the world premiere of The Well-Tuned Piano in Rome inten Stockhausen Mikrophonie I Mikrophonie II after the creation of the piece. Previously, Young had presented it as a recorded work. InYoung premiered it in New York with eleven live performances during the months of April and May. It is strongly influenced by mathematical composition as well as Hindustani classical music practice.
Since the s, Young and Zazeela have realized a long series of semi-permanent Dream House installations, which combine Young's just-intuned sine waves in elaborate, symmetrical configurations and Zazeela's quasi-calligraphic light sculptures. Later, model Dream House environments were presented in various locations of Europe and the United States.
Inthe two released Dream House 78' 17". This ensemble, performing Indian classical music of the Kirana Gharanamerges the traditions of Western and Hindustani classical music, with Young applying his own compositional approach to traditional raga performance, form, and technique. Young's first musical influence came in early childhood in Bern.
He relates that "the very first sound that I recall hearing was the sound of wind blowing under the eaves and around the log extensions at the corners of the log cabin". Continuous sounds—human-made as well as natural—fascinated him as a child. 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 La Monte Young Marian Zazeela The Theatre Of Eternal Music Dream House 7817 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 La Monte Young Marian Zazeela The Theatre Of Eternal Music Dream House 7817 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 La Monte Young Marian Zazeela The Theatre Of Eternal Music Dream House 7817 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 The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East "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 Husslein cites film-maker Jonas Mekaswho accompanied Warhol to the Trio premiere and claims that Warhol's static films were directly inspired by the performance.
The Theater of Eternal Music's discordant sustained notes and loud amplification influenced Cale's subsequent contribution to the Velvet Underground in his use of both discordance and feedback. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the 80s group, see Dream Syndicate.
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