La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela – Selected Writings (2004)

1960s: Days of Rage

ubuclassics [PDF] “… 2.DREAM HOUSE. A continuous frequency environment in sound and light with singing from time to time.The environment in sound and light at Galerie Heiner Friedrich will be continuous during the hours 10 to 18 and later on some days, Monday through Saturday. Visitors who wish to hear us sing with the continuous frequency environment may telephone the gallery to find out if we are or expect to be singing on that particular day and during which hours. By 1962 La Monte had formulated the concept of a Dream House in which a work would be played continuously and ultimately exist in time as a ‘living organism with a life and tradition of its own..’ Much of our work has focused on the relationship of the media to time, or on time directly. Time is so important to the experiencing and understanding…

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