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Pandit Pran Nath 13th Anniversary Memorial Tribute


Concert of Pre-recorded Tapes 


Pandit Pran Nath


Afternoon & Evening Ragas


with live commentary by

La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela



Sunday, May 31, 2009, 4:00 pm


MELA Foundation Dream House

275 Church Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY  10013

Between Franklin & White Streets in Tribeca

Admission $16.  MELA Members, Seniors, Student ID, $12.

Limited seating.  Reservations recommended. 

212-219-3019 or 212-925-8270


In celebration of Pandit Pran Nath’s extraordinary life and work, MELA Foundation presents a memorial tribute concert of the Master’s pre-recorded tapes of Afternoon and Evening Ragas on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 4:00 pm in the MELA Dream House, 275 Church Street, 3rdfloor, New York.  The concert is curated by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, who will present commentary on the music during the event.  The concert will continue for several hours. 

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La Monte Young     Marian Zazeela

Dream House Sound and Light Environment

Guggenheim Museum

Exhibition The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia

Annex Gallery 4

 Friday, January 30 – Sunday, April 19, 2009


The La Monte Young   Marian Zazeela Dream House sound and light environment at the Guggenheim Museum opens Friday, January 30, 2009 in Annex Gallery 4 as the centerpiece of the exhibition, The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia. The exhibition continues through April 19, 2009.

This new site-specific Dream House installation is a rare counterpart to the 16-year ongoing Dream House installation at 275 Church Street.  Young and Zazeela characterize the Sound and Light Environment as "a time installation measured by a setting of continuous frequencies in sound and light."

In addition to the ongoing sound and light environment, on March 14th and 21st the Guggenheim Museum and MELA Foundation will present two concerts of The Just Alap Raga Ensemble performing Young's composition Raga Sundara in the Dream House.  The ensemble includes Young, Zazeela, Jung Hee Choi and Da’ud Constant, voices; Jon Catler, sustainer electric guitar; Charles Curtis, cello; and Naren Budhkar, tabla.  March 28th will feature a concert by Young and Zazeela’s disciple Jung Hee Choi performing RICE, her site-specific multi-channel video sound installation with audio, “Composition in the style of La Monte Young’s 1960 sustained friction sounds” in a setting of Zazeela’s Imagic Light II.  All concerts are at 9pm.  The Church Street Dream House installation continues to be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm to Midnight through the Summer Solstice in June.
Tickets for the March concerts are available from the Guggenheim box office (212.423.3587 or 212.423.3575). Due to limited seating in the gallery, tickets for the concerts will not be sold online.


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Pandit Pran Nath 90th Birthday Memorial Tribute Concert

Concert of Pre-recorded Tapes 


Pandit Pran Nath performing 

Evening Ragas


live commentary by

La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela



Saturday, November 1, 2008, 7 pm 

MELA Foundation Dream House

275 Church Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY  10013

Between Franklin & White Streets in Tribeca

Admission $16.  MELA Members, Seniors, Student ID, $12.

Limited seating.  Reservations recommended.
212-219-3019 or 212-925-8270


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La Monte Young Marian Zazeela 

Dream House

Sound and Light Environment

Extended Exhibition at MELA Foundation

275 Church Street, 3rd Floor

between Franklin and White Streets in Tribeca

Saturday, September 20, 2008 continuing through June 20, 2009

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 2:00 PM to Midnight

Contribution $5.00.  Information 212-925-8270, 212-219-3019       


Dream House, a collaborative Sound and Light Environment by composer La Monte Young and visual artist Marian Zazeela, is presented in an extended exhibition at MELA Foundation, 275 Church Street, 3rd Floor.  The environment is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 2:00 PM to Midnight.  Suggested contribution is $5.00.  The long-term exhibition opened in Fall 1993 and will continue through June 20, 2009, reopening again in September 2009.


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