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La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela Perform Just Charles

La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela Perform Just Charles 

Friday, 2 June at 7:30pm and Sunday, 4 June at 4:30pm
Peter Freeman, Inc.
140 Grand Street, New York, New York

$55 through 7 April / $60 8 April – 1 June / $65 day of
Two Shows, Purchase Tickets


Peter Freeman, Inc., in collaboration with Blank Forms, invites you to a live perfomance: 

Just Charles & Cello in the Romantic Chord in a setting of Abstract #1 from Quadrilateral Phase Angle Traversals with Dream Light.

Composed by La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela for cellist Charles Curtis in 2003, Just Charles 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. Composed in just intonation, which Young describes as “that system of tuning in which every frequency is related to every other frequency as the numerator or denominator of some whole number fraction,” Just Charles mobilizes Curtis’s capacity for exact tonal precision as he intones pitches and melodic figures over pre-recorded cello drones.