La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela. The Just Alap Raga Ensemble in a Dream House Setting

Concert cycle and sound-light installation

La Monte Young (*1935) and Marian Zazeela (*1940) are among the most influential representatives of the 1960s American avant-garde and musical minimalism. Their legendary Dream House of 1962, a potentially never-ending sound and light installation, features gradually changing “drones” (closely overlapping low-frequency tones) and an intensive play of light.
The concert series offered audiences in Europe the unique opportunity to experience a presentation of various Dream Houses by these extraordinary artists. Three concerts have been performed in a Dream House installed in the Villa Elisabeth during the MaerzMusik 2012 festival in Berlin. Another concert at the ZKM Karlsruhe has been presented in a Dream House during the sound-art exhibition Palace of Sounds. In Polling, a Dream House was permanently installed at the Regenbogenstadl. The performances were based on the late work The Just Alap Raga Ensemble, which was influenced by Young’s and Zazeela’s experience with purely mood-based systems and their many years of study with the Indian vocalist Pandit Pran Nath.

Artists: La Monte Young (US), Marian Zazeela (US), Jung Hee Choi (ROK), Charles Curtis (US), Naren Budhkar (IND) and others


Berliner Festspiele

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