La Monte Young's Drugless Trip, Dream House, Is Back In Business
La Monte Young's "Dream House" has reopened after being closed for the summer. The Dream House is, simply put, a large lavender room with 32 speakers emitting sine waves in various locations throughout. As one moves around the room, different tones are emphasized, and if one stays in the room long enough, aural and visual hallucinations do occur. For a fuller description, Stylus magazine has written a nice review.
This ongoing piece, which has been in place for seventeen years, is only one minimalist masterpiece from La Monte Young, who has been deeply involved in New York arts since the sixties, as a peer of legends like Phillip Glass and Terry Riley. Some of La Monte Young's other works can be viewed online at the excellent Ubuweb database.