Munich: Heiner Friedrich, 1969. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s stiff glossy printed paper wraps.
Collection of writings by experimental composer and performance artist La Monte Young featuring drawings by his longtime partner and collaborator Marian Zazeela. A student of John Cage and a founding member of the Fluxus movement, Young is considered one of the progenitors of minimalism, specifically for his piece the Trio for Strings (1958). In the early 1960s, Zazeela joined Young’s musical group, the Theatre of Eternal Music, as a vocalist accompanying Tony Conrad, John Cale, Terry Riley, Angus MacLise, among other notable composers, sound artists, and musicians. Produced during his most prolific period of creativity, this gathering contains an article pertaining to his landmark Dream House project, a sound and light installation conceived in the 60s and now located in Tribeca; "Lecture 1960," which was originally delivered in Anna Halprin’s dance workshop and outlined a "new form of listening"; a "Poem To Diane," based on a conversation with poet Diane Wakoski; and an interview with Young by artist, critic, and editor Richard Kostelanetz. Illustrated in black-and-white. One of 2002 unnumbered copies from a total edition of 2100. Light toning and soiling to wraps. Near fine. Item #6844