Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Composition 1960 #7

La Monte Young

After John Cage, La Monte Young created a number of 'non-musical' scores that played with instruction and the liberties of sound. The scraping of furniture and the inaudible flutter of butterflies are two examples, as well as Composition 1960 #7, above, consisting of a B, an F# (a perfect fifth) and the instruction: "To be held for a long time." Uninterested in LMY's piece for the sound of it (and somewhat debonair quality to his body of work), I like it as a drawing.

Just like that.