the complete well-tuned piano in the magenta lights by la monte young and marian zazeela, gratefully via sounds of the dawn

Still from The Well-Tuned Piano in The Magenta Lights –  La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela (1987 / 2000)

Back in 2000, La Monte Young released a film of a six hour and forty minute  performance of The Well-Tuned Piano, recorded in 1987, and accompanied by Marian Zazeela’s magenta light instillation. Issued by his own Just Dreams imprint in a tiny edition, it has remained nearly unobtainable in the years since, with prices generally in excess of $500 dollars on secondary market. Fragments have occasionally surfaced online, but to my knowledge it has never been uploaded in its entirety. The folks over at Sounds of The Dawn have done us the incredible service of placing it in the public realm. Given its length, it’s not your average undertaking, but something tells me it won’t stick around for long. Here’s your chance. Enjoy!

-Bradford Bailey

 

La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela – The Well-Tuned Piano in The Magenta Lights (1987 / 2000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s