The collection consists selected writings, catalogs,
lectures and correspondence relating to musical programs and other performance
events of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, many signed and given to Robert
Stevenson or John Vincent.
Young was born on Oct. 14, 1935 in Bern, ID; grew up in Los Angeles and Utah;
attended LA City College (1953-55), LA State College (1956-57), Univ. of CA, LA
(1957-58), and Univ. of CA, Berkeley (1958-60); studied with William Green and
Leonard Stein in LA, Karlheinz Stockhausen in Darmstadt, and with Richard
Maxfield at the New School for Social Research in New York (1960-61); since 1960
Young has been a freelance composer, performer, lecturer, and teacher; became
music editor of the bimonthly S.M.S.; in 1962 he founded a workshop, The theatre
of eternal music, with which he has developed and performed his music; published
works include Selected writings (1970); musical compositions include The second
dream of the high-tension line stepdown transformer, Trio for strings, and The
tortoise, his dreams and journeys.