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ID: 500081186
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500081186

 
Record Type: Person
Young, La Monte (American composer, musician, and performance artist, born 1935)

Note: A proponent of experimental music created by the use of extended drones. Educated at the University of California, Los Angeles (1957-1958), he completed his graduate studies in composition at the University of California, Berkeley. An avid jazz musician, Young performed with Ornette Coleman and Don Cherry. In the mid-1960s he formed the Theater of Eternal Music with Marian Zazeela, Angus MacLise and Billy Name; Tony Conrad and John Cale joined later. His use of long tones at high volume was an important influence on other group members, especially Cale, who went on to form the Velvet Underground.Young studied with world-renowned North Indian vocal master Pandit Pran Nath in the 1970s. Young and Zazeela later created the Dream House, a sound and light installation.

Names:
Young, La Monte (preferred,V,index,LC)
La Monte Young (V,display,LC)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
musician
performance artist
composer (music)

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Bern (Bear Lake county, Idaho, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
collaborated with ....  Forti, Simone  
................................  (American choreographer and musician, born 1935, in Italy) [500351723]
collaborated with ....  Hennix, Catherine Christer  
................................  (Swedish-American sound artist, visual artist, and mathematician, born 1948) [500450265]
collaborated with ....  Name, Billy  
................................  (American photographer, 1940-2016) [500125490]
collaborated with ....  Zazeela, Marian  
................................  (American conceptual artist, contemporary) [500070617]
colleague of ....  De Maria, Walter  
......................  (American painter and sculptor, 1935-2013) [500041866]
member of ....  Fluxus  
................  (International group of artists, active 1960s-late 1970s) [500125040]
member of ....  Theatre of Eternal Music  
................  (American musical ensemble, active from the 1960s) [500372407]
performed with ....  Conrad, Tony  
..........................  (American video artist and musician, 1940-2016) [500334788]
student of ....  Stockhausen, Karlheinz  
..................  (German composer, 1928-2007) [500331607]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Young, La Monte (I)

Biographies:
(American composer, musician, and performance artist, born 1935) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]
(artist, active 20th century) ..... [GRISC]
(American artist, born 1935) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
La Monte Young ........ [GRISC, MoMA Preferred, VP]
.............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
.............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
.............................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 2006M27
.............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
Young, La Monte ........ [BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, MoMA, VP Preferred]
...............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
...............................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
...............................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 890164
...............................  Grove Art Online (2008-)
...............................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
...............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) n 82020023

Subject: ........ [BHA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, MoMA, VP]
....................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n82020023
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Grove, American Art Before 1914 (1999)
....................  Harald Szeemann papers, Finding Aid, GRI Special Collections (2011-)
....................  Herzogenrath, Raum, Zeit, Stille (1985)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n82020023
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2008-)
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