The event of the month takes place at the MELA Foundation Dream House, 275 Church St, 3rd Floor, between Franklin & White St, on Saturdays, September 17 and 24 at 9PM: La Monte Young’s Trio for Strings, both versions, the original 1958 version, which was actually LaMonte’s last serial work – yes, for those who didn’t know, the ultimate pioneer of minimalist started out as a Webern-influenced serialist… and the new just intonation version revised in 1984, 2001 and 2005. There are certain works in the lifetime of a composer that are more meaningful and deserved to be revisited, and this is one of them. The performers are Garcia Ouzounian, violin and viola, Erik Ulman, violin and viola, Reynard Rott, cello, led by Charles Curtis, cello. This is one of those rare performances that are not to be missed. A few years back, I remember a performance of the ‘hold B and F# for a long time’ piece, and that was unforgettable.

Also note, the Dream House will be open for the 2005-06 season from 2PM to midnight Thursdays and Saturdays through June 17, 2006.

Completing this revisiting of early minimalism, a Robert Smithson (most well known for his provocative earthwork, the Spiral Jetty, 1970) event takes place on the water at the pier by Canal Street around 6PM… if you’re going to be in Tribeca on Saturday… it’s worth checking out.

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