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La Monte Young papers, 1959-2006
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Series 1. Compositions. 1959-1967.

Scope and Content

Copies of three of Young's compositions. Vision consists of 20 cards and 11 strips of music notation with instructions.
Box 1, Folder 1

Study 1 for Piano. 1959.

Box 1, Folder 2

Vision. 1959.

Box 1, Folder 3

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.


Series 2. Writings. 1963-2004.

Scope and Content

Primarily published writings by Young and Zazeela about their art and work. An Anthology of Chance Operations, edited by Young, is a compilation of writing and composition based on John Cage's concept of indeterminacy.
Box 1, Folder 4

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

Box 1, Folder 5

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

Box 1, Folder 6

Selected Writings. (München : Heiner Friedrich, 1969). 1969.

Box 1, Folder 7

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


Series 3. Publicity. 1962-2005.

Scope and Content

Flyers advertise events at UCLA; the Asia House Gallery, Pocket Theatre, and East End Theatre in New York City; and others. MELA materials include 3 program booklets and schedules for events celebrating the organization's 20th anniversary, which coincided with La Monte Young's 70th birthday.
Box 1, Folder 8

Flyers and press clippings. 1962-1968.

Box 1, Folder 9

Press Kit, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. 1964-1972.

Box 1, Folder 10

Galerie Heiner Friedrich München - sale catalog. 1970.

Box 1, Folder 11

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


Series 4. Correspondence. 1959-2006.

Scope and Content

The letter to Gordon Stone concerns a concert Young gave at UC Berkeley including program notes, and a donation of two scores to the UCLA Music Library: Vision, and Study I for Piano. (See Box 1, Folders 11 and 12.) Letters to Stevenson are general updates on Young and Zazela's lives and work.
Box 1, Folder 12

to Gordon Stone, UCLA Performing Arts Special Collections. 1959.

Box 1, Folder 13

to Robert Stevenson. 1971-1973, 2006.


Series 5. Writings about Young and Zazeela. 1968, 1996.

Scope and Content

A copy of an interview with LaMonte Young by Richard Kostelanetz, and a full length book exploring Young & Zazeela's work. The book is autographed by Young and Zazeela to Robert Stevenson.
Box 1, Folder 14

Kostelanetz, Richard. The Theatre of Mixed Means; An Introduction to Happenings, Kinetic Environments, and Other Mixed-Means Performances. (New York : Dial Press, 1968.). 1968.

Box 1, Folder 15

William Duckworth and Richard Fleming, eds. Sound and Light : La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela. (Lewisburg, Pa. : Bucknell University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, 1996.). 1996.


Series 6. Audiovisual material. 1999-2000.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

RESTRICTED ACCESS: Use of audio material requires production of listening copies.

Scope and Content

Three CD recordings, all autographed by Young and Zazeela to Robert Stevenson.
Box 1, Folder 16

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

Box 1, Folder 17

The Tamburas of Pandit Pran Nath. An Homage. 1999.

Box 1, Folder 18

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