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La Monte Young

 (born 1935)
La Monte Thornton Young is active/lives in New York, California, Idaho.  La Monte Young is known for abstraction, calligraphy, contemporary music composer.

Biography   La Monte Young

La Monte Young (born Bern, Idaho, 1935) is an avant-garde composer, musician and artist.  He has pioneered the concept of extended time durations in contemporary music for over 35 years and is referred to as the first minimalist composer. As well, his work has played a central role in the development of the use of Just Intonation in 20th-century music and the growth generally of the Minimalist* style.

He was born in Bern, Idaho, and was raised in Los Angeles as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He studied at Los Angeles City College and the University of California, Los Angeles where he received a BA in 1958.  Then he attended the University California, Berkeley from 1958 to 1960.

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