La Monte Young is one of the most admired and eccentric of America’s 20th-century avant-garde artists, composers, and musicians. Widely recognized as the first minimalist composer, his works are among the most influential and radical in post-World War II experimental and contemporary music. In May 2016, the Philharmonie de Paris will present “La Monte Young Tribute Performance.”
Jacqueline Caux, filmmaker, music festival organizer, well-known figure on France Culture, is a specialist on La Monte Young. The author of “Qui est John Cage? Qui est La Monte Young?” for ArtPress, she has made two films with and about Young: La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela and Prism’s colors, mechanics of time. Together with showing excerpts from these films, she will speak about the man and his music.
Festival d’Automne, concert La Monte Young
October 14, Eglise Saint-Eustache, 2 Impasse Saint-Eustache, Paris 1e