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Finding Aid for the La Monte Young Collection 1965-1975
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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: La Monte Young Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1975
    Collection number: 100
    Creator: Young, La Monte
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: The collection consists selected writings, catalogs, lectures and correspondence relating to musical programs and other performance events of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, many signed and given to Robert Stevenson or John Vincent.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], La Monte Young Collection, 100, Performing Arts Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Young was born on Oct. 14, 1935 in Bern, ID; grew up in Los Angeles and Utah; attended LA City College (1953-55), LA State College (1956-57), Univ. of CA, LA (1957-58), and Univ. of CA, Berkeley (1958-60); studied with William Green and Leonard Stein in LA, Karlheinz Stockhausen in Darmstadt, and with Richard Maxfield at the New School for Social Research in New York (1960-61); since 1960 Young has been a freelance composer, performer, lecturer, and teacher; became music editor of the bimonthly S.M.S.; in 1962 he founded a workshop, The theatre of eternal music, with which he has developed and performed his music; published works include Selected writings (1970); musical compositions include The second dream of the high-tension line stepdown transformer, Trio for strings, and The tortoise, his dreams and journeys.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of 10 items, including selected writings, catalogs, lectures and correspondence relating to musical programs and other performance events of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela.
    The collection is organized into the following series:
    • Series 1. Compositions
    • Series 2. Correspondence
    • Series 3. Publicity and Press Kits
    • Series 4. Writings of Young and Zazeela
    • Series 5. Books and Articles about Young and Zazeela
    • Series 6. Recordings and Video