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Draw a Straight Line and Follow It The Music and Mysticism of la Monte Young

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ISBN-10: 0199740208

ISBN-13: 9780199740208

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jeremy Neal Grimshaw

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Although La Monte Young is one of the most important composers of the late twentieth century, he is also one of the most elusive. Generally recognized as the patriarch of the minimalist movement--Brian Eno once called him "the daddy of us all"--he nonetheless remains an enigma within the music world. Early in his career Young eschewed almost completely the conventional musical institutions of publishers, record labels, and venues, in order to create compositions completely unfettered by commercial concerns. At the same time, however, he exercised profound influence on such varied figures as Terry Riley, Cornelius Cardew, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, David Lang, Velvet Underground, and entire…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/9/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: Gonzo Musicology
The Tabula (Not So) Rasa: La Monte Young�s Early Life and Early Works
Getting Inside the Sound: The Works from 1959 to 1960
The Ideology of the Drone: La Monte Young the Mystic
Space Exploration, Part 1: Telos and Stasis in the Dream House
Space Exploration, Part 2: Mormon Cosmology and The Well-Tuned Piano
After Teleology
Appendix: Chronological List of Compositions