LA MONTE YOUNG 1992-08-06 AUGSBURG audience recording
La Monte Young
The Forever Bad Blues Band
06 August 1992
“Young’s Dorian Blues in G”
01: Part 1 (46 mins 57 secs)
02: Part 2 (46 mins 54 secs)
03: Part 3 (21 mins 28 secs)
La Monte Young: Korg synthesizer
Jon Catler: guitar
Brad Catler: bass
Jonathon Kane: drums
lineage: (unknown generation) SONY UX-S C90 and C60 cassette(s) – Pioneer CT-S670D player – wav – flac (level 8) – you
original recording engineer unknown
transfer to wav June 2009 by lurid_uk
uploaded to Dime June 2009 by lurid_uk
La Monte Young had been invited to appear in Augsburg in conjunction with the “Pop Goes Art” exhibition, and this performance of “Young’s Dorian Blues in G” was accompanied by “Ornamental Lightyears Tracery”, projected by Marion Zazeela.
Here’s how Jutta and Carsten Brandt reported on the exhibition itself:
POP GOES ART – ANDY WARHOL & VELVET UNDERGROUND
November 29 – December 7, 1990, Hamburg, Germany
This first exhibition came up in the Phonotek of the Hamburger Kunsthalle. In addition to the printed catalog-box, it was the combination of an installation of tape decks that played the most important recordings together with the exhibited records, books, posters, and photographs that illustrated the work of Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground. Also, the most influential work of such great artists as Angus MacLise, Gerard Malanga, La Monte Young, and Maria Zazeela was displayed in some examples. A very important part of the catalog box and the exhibition were the wonderful photos by Lisa Law.
August 5 – September 27, 1992, Augsburg, Germany
The second exhibition came up in a much bigger setting in an exhibition space named the Zeughaus. Of course, the idea and the concept for the exhibition was nearly the same than the first time, but the exhibition space could be divided in special sections. That made possible for every aspect to be documented on its own. It was possible to invite Nat Finkelstein, Gerard Malanga, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker, La Monte Young and Maria Zazeela to show parts of their most influential work in the context of the Warhol/Velvets history. Lots of rare books, posters, records, photographs, and drawings were displayed for the first time. A program of films by Gerard Malanga, Jonas Mekas, Paul Morissey, Ron Rice, Jack Smith, and Andy Warhol took place as a side program during the weeks the exhibition was opened.
This isn’t a great recording, but it’s not too bad. It is in stereo, but there’s not much dynamic range. I received the recording in 3 parts, spread over 2 cassettes: I have left it that way so it can be easily burnt onto 3 CDRs.
some scans included:
1. Young and Zazeela in Augsburg
2. tickets + programme for the “Pop Goes Art” exhibition
3. programme for the La Monte Young performance
La Monte Young – 1992-08-06 – “Pop Goes Art”, Spektrum, Augsberg, Germany [Live FLAC Recording] 640mb