The concept of the expanded time structure composed of long sustained tones
and the unique tonal palette of those works came to me not by theoretical
deduction, but by inspired intuition.
This new approach to composition and hearing evolved not from my great
appreciation of Anton Webern, but from environmental influences as well:
the sound of the wind; the sounds of crickets & Cicadas, the sounds of
telephone poles & motors; sounds produced by steam escaping such as
my mothers teakettle and to the sounds of whistles and signals from trains;
and resonance's set off by the natural characteristics of particular geographic
areas such s canyons, valleys, lakes, and plains.
-LaMonte Young- Posted by at June 1, 2003 11:28 AM