Listen to a presentation by Jeremy Grimshaw, author of the recent book Draw A Straight Line And Follow It: The Music And Mysticism Of La Monte Young.
Currently a professor in musicology at Brigham Young University, Jeremy Grimshaw travelled from Utah to New York to discuss his study of minimalist composer La Monte Young, who granted Grimshaw rare access to his archives and his own thoughts on his work. (Young has since come to disavow the book).
This talk was part of the series Unsound LABS, presented by Unsound and The Wire at the Wyoming Building space of New York's Goethe-Institut. Unsound Festival New York took place 18–22 April, 2012.
Technical note: At the event, playback of an excerpt from an interview with Young (speaking of himself in the third person) was marred; a clean version of the same excerpt was patched into the recording here.