La Monte Young collection of pamphlets, programs, and correspondence, 1965-1975

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Title: La Monte Young collection
Collection number: PASC-M 100
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 linear ft. (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1965-1975
Abstract: The collection consists of 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.
Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Creator: Young, La Monte

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

COLLECTION CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], La Monte Young Collection (Collection PASC 100-M). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

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

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3677791 

Container List

 

Compositions. Series 1.

Box 1, Folder 1

The Two Systems of Eleven Categories / 1:07:40 AM 3 X 67 - First Revision of "2-3 PM 12 XI 66 - 3:43 AM 28 XII 66 for John Cage" from "Vertical Hearing or Hearing in the Present Tense". 1967.

Physical Description: 11.0 pages
Physical Description: typescript, photocopy
Box 1, Folder 11

Study 1 for Piano.. 1959.

Physical Description: 11.0 pages
Physical Description: ozalid reproduction

General note

See Box 1, Folder 10.
Box 1, Folder 12

Vision. 1959.

Physical Description: 14 p. typescript, 20 cards, 11 strips of music notation

General note

See Box 1, Folder 10.
 

Correspondence. Series 2.

Box 1, Folder 3

2 Letters from Young and Zazeela to Robert Stevenson. 1971 January 29, 1973 May 20.

Physical Description: 3.0 pages
Physical Description: typescript

General note

Signed, with holograph postscripts.
Box 1, Folder 10

Handwritten letter to Gordon Stone, Performing Arts Special Collections, 23 December, 1959. 1959.

Physical Description: 2 pages

Scope and Content Note

Concerns a concert at UC Berkeley and a donation of two scores to the Music Library: Vision, and Study I for Piano. See Box 1, Folders 11 and 12. Includes mimeographed program notes.
Box 2, Folder 5

1 typed letter. To Robert Stevenson from La Monte and Marian. August 28, 2006..

Physical Description: 1 typed page
 

Publicity and Press Kits. Series 3.

Box 1, Folder 2

Galerie Heiner Friedrich München. [sale catalog]. 1970 March.

Physical Description: 2 p.

General note

Catalog of Young and Zazeela works for sale.
Box 1, Folder 4

Performance advertisement? Composition 1960 #13. Performance 10 20 62.

Physical Description: 1 p.

General note

Holograph signatures, Young and Zazeela.
Box 1, Folder 5

Press Kit for Young and Zazeela. 1964-1972.

Physical Description: Vita, press clippings, program notes. c. 125 p.
Box 1, Folder 13

Publicity flyers, posters, press clippings. 1965-1968.

Scope and Content Note

For events at The American Theatre for Poets, UCLA, Asia House Gallery, The Pocket Theatre, and the East End Theatre; including The Second Dream of the High-Tension Line., The Tortoise recalling the Drone.., and the Theatre of Eternal Music.
 

Writings of Young and Zazeela. Series 4.

Box 1, Folder 6

Selected Writings. 1969.

Physical Description: c. 100 p.

General note

Robert Stevenon's copy.
Box 1, Folder 8

Lecture 1960. La Monte Young, from Tulane Drama Review, vol. 10, no. 2, 1965. 1965.

Physical Description: 10 p., photocopy
Box 1, Folder 9

An Anthology of Chance Operations. (Bronx, N.Y. : L. Young & J. Mac Low, 1963). 1963.

Physical Description: c. 200 p.

General note

Robert Stevenson's copy.
Box 2, Folder 6

Celebrating MELA's 20th Year and La Monte Young's 70th. Collection of programs and program notes of concerts and events. 2005.

Physical Description: 4 program booklets
Box 2, Folder 7

On the Concept of Time and Eternity in our Work. La Monte Young. Marian Zazeela. 1987-2004. 2004.

Physical Description: 18 p.
 

Books and Articles about Young and Zazeela. Series 5.

Box 1, Folder 7

La Monte Young, from Kostelanetz, Richard. The theatre of mixed means; an introduction to happenings, kinetic environments, and other mixed-means performances. (New York : Dial Press, 1968.). 1968.

Physical Description: 40.0 pages
Physical Description: photocopy
Box 2, Folder 4

Sound and Light: La Monte Young. Marian Zazeela. Edited by William Duckworth and Richard Fleming. 1996.

Material Specific Details note: 231 p.
Physical Description: 1 book
 

Recordings and Video. Series 6.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

SERIES CONTAINS DIGITAL MATERIALS: Special equipment or further processing may be required for viewing. To access digital materials you must notify the reference desk in advance of your visit.
Box 2

Test Recording. 1987 February 18.

Scope and Content Note

Unidentified.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

1 audio cassette.
Box 2, Folder 1

Pandit Pran Nath. Midnight. Raga Malkauns. 4 VII 71 SF. 21 VIII 76 NYC. 2002.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

2 CDs with booklet.
Box 2, Folder 2

La Monte Young. Marian Zazeela. The Tamburas of Pandit Pran Nath. An Homage. 1999.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

1 CD with booklet.
Box 2, Folder 3

The Well Tuned Piano in the Magenta Lights. 81 V 10 6:43:00 PM - 81 VI II 1:07:45 AM NYC. 2000.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

1 DVD (401 minutes), 1 program booklet (38 p.)