Source: Red Bull Music Academy Daily.
La Monte Young’s hugely influential work began in the ’50s, studying under Karlheinz Stockhausen. He is often credited as the very first minimalist composer, and his name is inextricable from drone music. Brian Eno once called him “the daddy of us all,” and it makes sense: Young is the starting point for the Velvet Underground, Philip Glass and so many more.
In a public lecture at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York 2015, Young, joined by his longtime partner Marian Zazeela and their disciple Jung Hee Choi, sat down with Alan Licht to discuss their collaborative work with the Dream House projects and their journey towards a unique musical approach that includes jazz, the downtown scene and Indian classical music.