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June 14 and 16, 2024
Marian Zazeela Memorial Concert


TSAB_2023

In Memoriam
Marian Zazeela
(April 15, 1940 – March 28, 2024)


Two Concerts of Evening Ragas

Raga Yaman Kalyan
“Raga Sundara” ektal (12 beats) vilampit • La Monte Young

Raga Sindh Bhairavi
Song to Guruji, “Was It The Shadow of His Feet?” dipchandi tal (14 beats) madhyalay • La Monte Young

The Just Alap Raga Ensemble

La Monte Young · voice
Jung Hee Choi · voice
Jon Catler · just intonation guitar
Hansford Rowe · electric fretless bass
Naren Budhkar · tabla
The Tamburas of Pandit Pran Nath from the Just Dreams CD

in a setting of
Imagic Light, Marian Zazeela
Light Point Drawings Nos. 27, 28, 29 and 30, Jung Hee Choi

Friday, June 14 and Sunday, June 16, 2024, 7:30 pm

MELA Foundation Dream House
275 Church Street, 3rd Floor, New York

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Admission $63. MELA Members, Seniors, Student ID, $56.
Limited seating. Advance reservations recommended.
Info and reservations: mail@melafoundation.org Tel: 917-603-9715


CONCERT NOTES →

MELA’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



PLEASE NOTE: To prepare for the scheduled concert the Dream House installation will be closed from June 12 until June 15, 2024. Doors open at 7:30 pm for concert seating.


December 21, 23, 2023
Studies in The Bowed Disc: Live Performance Series


Morris Gong
Robert Morris Gong for La Monte Young in Marian Zazeela Imagic Light. Robert Morris 
MELA Dream House, New York. Photo: Jung Hee Choi. Copyright © La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, Jung Hee Choi 2023  


LA MONTE YOUNG

Studies in The Bowed Disc (1963)

Robert Morris Gong for La Monte Young (1963)


La Monte Young · bowed disc
Jung Hee Choi · bowed disc

in a setting of
Imagic Light, Marian Zazeela
Environmental Composition 2017 #1, v. 2, Jung Hee Choi


Thursday, December 21 and Saturday, December 23, 2023  ·  7:30 pm


MELA Foundation Dream House

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


CONCERT NOTES →

MELA’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



October 12, 14, 2023
Tonecycle for Blues: Live Performance Series


The Theatre of Eternal Music
The Sundara All Star Band with Marian Zazeela Abstract No. 1 
MELA Dream House, New York. Photo: Jung Hee Choi. Copyright © Jung Hee Choi 2023  


JUNG HEE CHOI

Tonecycle for Blues Base 30 Hz, 2:3:7 Ensemble Version with 4:3 and 7:6

The Sundara All Star Band


La Monte Young · voice
Marian Zazeela · light design
Jung Hee Choi · voice
Ben Neill · just intonation trumpet
Jon Catler · just intonation guitar
Hansford Rowe · electric fretless bass
Naren Budhkar · tabla
Jung Hee Choi Tonecycle Base 30 Hz, 2:3:7 Vocal Version

Thursday, October 12  ·  7:30 pm

Saturday, October 14  ·  8:30 pm


MELA Foundation Dream House

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


MELA’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



June 2, 4, 2023
Charles Curtis: Live Concert Performance


Just Charles
Photo by Christina Hansen

La Monte Young         Marian Zazeela

 

Just Charles & Cello in the Romantic Chord

in a setting of

Abstract #1

from

Quadrilateral Phase Angle Traversals

with

Dream Light


Friday, June 2  ·  7:30 pm
Sunday, June 4  ·  4:30 pm

BLANK FORMS at Peter Freeman Inc.
140 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

Just Charles & Cello in the Romantic Chord, composed by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela for cellist Charles Curtis in 2003, is a monumental essay in sustained sound and gradually shifting light projection, centered on the voice of Curtis's cello-playing, improvising within the rigorous formal framework of Young's composition.

In 2003, the ongoing collaboration between Young and Curtis coalesced in the composition of Just Charles through months of extended rehearsals at Young and Zazeela’s Church Street loft. Young, seated on the floor directly beside Curtis's cello, would sing the melodic lines to Curtis, who would then match Young’s voice on his cello, building up the work note by note until a body of material was formed. While listening in on their daily rehearsals, Zazeela made the drawings that would eventually become the constantly-transforming calligraphic projection Abstract #1 from Quadrilateral Phase Angle Traversals.

Just Charles has been made possible with generous support from Peter Freeman, Inc., Lostand Foundation, and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.



May 19, 21, 2023
The Theatre of Eternal Music: Live Performance Series


The Theatre of Eternal Music

LA MONTE YOUNG

Akash Devi Blues for Marian

Young's Dorian Blues (c. 1960-61-present)

THE THEATRE OF ETERNAL MUSIC


La Monte Young · voice
Marian Zazeela · light design
Jung Hee Choi · voice and light design
Ben Neill · just intonation trumpet
Jon Catler · just intonation guitar
Hansford Rowe · electric fretless bass

Friday, May 19 and Sunday, May 21  ·  7:00 pm


MELA Foundation Dream House

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


MELA’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



October 14, 16, 2022
The Theatre of Eternal Music: Live Performance Series


The Theatre of Eternal Music
The Theatre of Eternal Music with Marian Zazeela Abstract No. 1 
MELA Dream House, New York. Photo: Jung Hee Choi. Copyright © Jung Hee Choi 2021  


LA MONTE YOUNG

Birthday Blues

Young's Dorian Blues (c. 1960-61-present)

THE THEATRE OF ETERNAL MUSIC


La Monte Young · voice
Marian Zazeela · light design
Jung Hee Choi · voice and light design
Ben Neill · just intonation trumpet
Jon Catler · electric fretless guitar
Hansford Rowe · electric fretless bass
Naren Budhkar · tabla

in a setting of
Abstract #1 from Quadrilateral Phase Angle Traversals,, Marian Zazeela
Environmental Composition 2017 #1, Jung Hee Choi



Friday, October 14 and Sunday, October 16   ·  7:00 pm


MELA Foundation Dream House

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


MELA’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.



September 30, 2022
Jung Hee Choi in conversation with La Monte Young and Megan Witko


LY and JHC in the Dream House

Friday, September 30, 6pm

The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery
417 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC

Jung Hee Choi will discuss her work and process with the legendary artist La Monte Young and Dia curator Megan Witko, who has worked closely with both Choi and Young on all of their Dia projects since 2015.

For over twenty years, Choi has studied and collaborated with La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela on many art, music and life studies projects. Choi states, "This conversation will provide insight into our unique and life-long collaboration, which is a profound means of continuing our art practice into the future beyond the lifetime of the artist."

The talk will contextualize Choi’s sound work and music practice, providing an in-depth focus on her long series of Environmental Compositions, presented with various media including video, evolving light-point patterns, drawings, incense, performance and sound, invoking the concept of Manifest Unmanifest.

This conversation is organized in conjunction with Jung Hee Choi's current exhibition Manifest, Unmanifest XII, on view at SWPK through September 30, 2022.