Pandit Pran Nath La Monte Young Marian Zazeela Jung Hee Choi Charles Curtis Terry Jennings Angus Maclise Richard Maxfield Just Alap Raga Ensemble The Theatre of Eternal Music Kirana Center Teaching Program

Sound and Light Environment


The Theatre of Eternal Music


Birthday Blues

Young's Dorian Blues (c. 1906-61-present)


La Monte Young voice
Marian Zazeela light design
Jung Hee Choi voice and light design
Ben Neill just intonation trumpet
Jon Catler electric fretless guitar
Hansford Rowe electric fretless bass
Charles Curtis cello
Naren Budhkar tabla

in a setting of
Abstract #1 from Quadrilateral Phase Angle Traversals, Marian Zazeela
Environmental Composition 2017 #1, Jung Hee Choi

Thursday, June 23 and Saturday, June 25  •  7:00 pm

MELA Foundation Dream House

275 Church Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY

Seating will be on carpeted floor and cushions only.
For those requiring special assistance, please contact MELA at


Admission $63. MELA Members, Seniors, Student ID, $56.
Limited Seating. Advance reservations recommended.
Information and reservations:



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La Monte Young     Marian Zazeela     Jung Hee Choi
Dream House
Sound and Light Environment

Extended exhibition at MELA Foundation

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 2pm - Midnight

Admission: $10.00

MELA Foundation
275 Church Street, 3rd Floor, New York
T 917 603 9715


La Monte Young and Jung Hee Choi in Conversation with Andy Battaglia

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 1–2 pm, Dia Online

La Monte Young will discuss his composition Trio for Strings (1958) with his longtime collaborator Jung Hee Choi in a conversation moderated by ARTnews deputy editor and sound-art curator Andy Battaglia. This conversation is organized in conjunction with the first official release of Young’s Trio for Strings, which was recorded live from the Dream House, a legendary sound-and-light installation by Young, Marian Zazeela, and Choi at Dia Chelsea in 2015.

Event Details

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 1–2 pm.
Live on Zoom

Free. Register for the event here.

Artist-Signed Trio for Strings LP Box Set Available

In December, Dia Art Foundation released the first-ever official recording of La Monte Young’s Trio for Strings (1958), recorded live from the La Monte Young Marian Zazeela Jung Hee Choi Dream House at Dia:Chelsea in 2015 and performed by The Theatre of Eternal Music String Ensemble led by Charles Curtis. The box set features a cover designed by Choi with calligraphy by Zazeela, and includes four discs and a 32-page set of liner notes with essays by Young, Zazeela and Choi.

MELA is pleased to offer a limited edition of artists-signed copies of this historic release via our webstore.

Lausanne Dream House

November 25, 2021 – January 28, 2022

Galerie l'elac

Avenue du Temple 5, 1020 Renens, Switzerland

A collaborative Sound and Light Environment by La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Jung Hee Choi will be presented at Galerie l’elac, Lausanne, Switzerland. This Swiss premiere of the Dream House, titled Lausanne Dream House, is presented as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the ECAL (1821-2021) and the research project, HES-SO "Phantom Power". The environment will open on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 6 pm and continue through January 28, 2022.

For further information:

Listen to the final constellation (8’ 21”) from the 2015 live performance of
La Monte Young, Trio for Strings Original Full Length Version.


Call for Volunteer Monitors

MELA Foundation is seeking interns for unpaid, volunteer positions of Monitor for the Dream House exhibition.

In the current collaborative Sound and Light Environment by La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Jung Hee Choi, the new configuration of the Young and Choi collaborative sound environment is presented within the ongoing Zazeela and Choi site-specific light environment. In the light environment Zazeela presents three works: Abstract #1 from Quadrilateral Phase Angle Trvaersals, Ruine Window 1992 from Still Light and Dream House Variation I. Choi presents two works: Environmental Composition 2017 #1 and Color (CNN), live realization.

Description Monitor will open or close exhibition; turn on electronic sound equipment and turn up light environment; make sure all technical equipment is running properly; greet visitors; distribute information; answer questions concerning the environment; sell books and recordings.
Hours Exhibition is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 2:00 PM to Midnight. Time slots from 1:30 to 6:30pm and 6:15pm to Midnight need to be filled on each of those days.
To Apply Submit your resume by e-mail to, or visit the Dream House installation in person at 275 Church Street, 3rd Floor, New York, New York and speak with the monitor on-duty.
Click here to send an e-mail expressing your interest in monitoring Dream House.



You can support the work done by MELA Foundation by becoming a contributing member or by volunteering as a Monitor for the Dream House exhibit.

Click here to become a member of MELA Foundation
Or here to learn more about being a Dream House Monitor