La Monte Young

Minimal music, Composer

1935 –

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Who is La Monte Young?

La Monte Thornton Young is an American avant-garde composer, musician, and artist.

Young is generally recognized as the first minimalist composer. His works have been included among the most important and radical post-World War II avant-garde, experimental, and contemporary music. Young is especially known for his development of drone music. Both his proto-Fluxus and "minimal" compositions question the nature and definition of music and often stress elements of performance art.

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Born
Oct 14, 1935
Bern
Also known as
  • LaMonte Young
  • Young, La Monte
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Los Angeles City College

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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