La Monte Thornton Young is an American avant-garde composer and artist recognized as one of the first American minimalist composers. His works are cited as examples of post-war experimental and contemporary music, were tied to New York's downtown music and Fluxus art scenes. Young is best known for his pioneering work in Western drone music, prominently explored in the 1960s with the experimental music collective the Theatre of Eternal Music, he has engaged in musical and multimedia collaborations with a wide range of artists, including Tony Conrad, Pandit Pran Nath, John Cale, Terry Riley, multimedia artist Marian Zazeela, with whom he developed the Dream House sound and light environment. Young sees his work as calling into question the definition of music. Despite having released little recorded material throughout his career—much of it out of print—some sources have described him as "the most influential living composer today"; the Observer wrote that his work has had "an utterly profound effect on the last half-century of music."
Young was born in a log cabin in Bern, where as a child he was influenced by the droning sounds of the environment, such as blowing wind and electrical transformers. During his childhood, Young's family moved several times before settling in Los Angeles, as his father searched for work, he was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He studied at Los Angeles City College. In the jazz milieu of Los Angeles, Young played with notable musicians including Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Billy Higgins, he undertook further studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he received a BA in 1958 at the University of California, from 1958 to 1960. In 1959 he attended the summer courses at the Darmstadt School under Karlheinz Stockhausen, in 1960 relocated to New York in order to study electronic music with Richard Maxfield at the New School for Social Research, his compositions during this period were influenced by Anton Webern, Gregorian chant, Indian classical music, Japanese Gagaku, Indonesian gamelan music.
A number of Young's early works use the twelve-tone technique, which he studied under Leonard Stein at Los Angeles City College. Young studied composition with Robert Stevenson at UCLA and with Seymore Shifrin at UC Berkeley. In 1958, he developed the Trio for Strings scored for violin and cello, which would presage his work in proceeding years; the Trio for Strings has been described as an "origin point for minimalism." When Young visited Darmstadt in 1959, he encountered the music and writings of John Cage. There he met Cage's collaborator, pianist David Tudor, who subsequently gave premières of some of Young's works. At Tudor's suggestion, Young engaged in a correspondence with Cage. Within a few months Young was presenting some of Cage's music on the West Coast. In turn and Tudor included some of Young's works in performances throughout the U. S. and Europe. Influenced by Cage, Young at this time took a turn toward the conceptual, using principles of indeterminacy in his compositions and incorporating non-traditional sounds and actions.
When Young moved to New York in 1960, he had established a reputation as an enfant terrible of the avant-garde. He developed an artistic relationship with Fluxus founder George Maciunas and other members of the nascent movement. Yoko Ono, for example, hosted a series of concerts curated by Young at her loft, absorbed, it seems, his parodic and politically charged aesthetic. Young's works of the time, scored as short haiku-like texts, though conceptual and extreme, were not meant to be provocative but, dream-like, his Compositions 1960 includes a number of unusual actions. Some of them are unperformable, but each deliberately examines a certain presupposition about the nature of music and art and carries ideas to an extreme. One instructs: "draw a straight line and follow it". Another instructs the performer to build a fire. Another states that "this piece is a little whirlpool out in the middle of the ocean." Another says. Yet another challenges the performer to push a piano through a wall. Composition 1960 #7 proved pertinent to his future endeavors: it consisted of a B, an F#, a perfect fifth, the instruction: "To be held for a long time."
In 1962 Young wrote The Second Dream of the High-Tension Line Stepdown Transformer. One of The Four Dreams of China, the piece is based on four pitches, which he gave as the frequency ratios: 36-35-32-24, limits as to which may be combined with any other. Most of his pieces after this point are based on select pitches, played continuously, a group of long held pitches to be improvised upon. For The Four Dreams of China Young began to plan Dream House, a light and sound installation conceived as a "work that would be played continuously and exist as a'living organism with a life and tradition of its own,'" where musicians would live and create music twenty-four hours a day, he formed the music collective Theatre of Eternal Music to realize other pieces. The group included calligrapher and light artist Marian Zazeela, Angus MacLise, Billy Name. In 1964 the ensemble comprised Young and Zazeela, John Cale and Tony Conrad (a former Har
Bryce Washington is an American professional basketball player for Elitzur Netanya of the Israeli National League. He played college basketball for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he earned a spot in the First-team All-Sun Belt Conference in 2018. Washington attended St. Augustine in New Orleans, where he lettered in both basketball and baseball. With the basketball team, he averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds per game in his senior season, leaving high school as a two-time All-District 10-5A selection. Washington averaged 6.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists per game in his freshman season with Louisiana. In the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, he scored 25 points en route to an 83–68 win over Incarnate Word. He was named Louisiana Sports Writers Association Co-Freshman of the Year; as a sophomore, Washington averaged 8.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists per game. On March 3, 2016, he posted a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds in a 72–69 loss to Georgia State.
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On April 26, 2019, Washington recorded a career-high 33 points, shooting 13-of-16 from the field, along with 17 rebounds in an 83–87 loss to the Gold Coast Rollers. In 18 games played for the Meteors, he rebounds per game. On August 2, 2019, Washington signed a two-year deal with Elitzur Netanya of the Israeli National League. In high school, Washington was a member of the National Honor Society and held a 3.96 grade point average as a senior. While majoring in accounting at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, held a 3.3 GPA during his junior year and was named to the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll. Washington admires swimmer Michael Phelps. Louisiana bio Eurobasket profile RealGM profile
Leonard Eric Patterson is serving as the Director of the Federal Protective Service. Patterson is a retired United States Air Force Brigadier General and was the 14th Commander of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Andrews AFB, MD; as the AFOSI Commander, Patterson oversaw AFOSI's worldwide network of military and civilian special agents stationed at major Air Force installations and a variety of special operating locations. Patterson is a graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Howard University, he holds a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. Patterson is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Air War College. Patterson entered the United States Air Force in 1975 as a missile launch officer, he became an AFOSI special agent in 1979 and commanded AFOSI units at the detachment and regional levels at numerous stateside and overseas locations. He conducted and supervised a variety of felony-level investigations common to AFOSI, with specialization in counterintelligence and protective service operations as well as oversight of special programs.
Prior to his last position as Commander of AFOSI, the general was the Operations Director for AFOSI. Patterson is a native of Washington, D. C. September 1975 – December 1979, missile launch officer, Little Rock AFB, Ark. December 1979 – October 1980, special agent, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Langley AFB, Va. October 1980 – October 1982, Commander, AFOSI Detachment 2101, Pope AFB, N. C. October 1982 – October 1983, Chief of Counterintelligence and Protective Service Operations, AFOSI District 69, Turkey October 1983 – October 1985, Counterintelligence and Protective Service Operations Policy Branch, Headquarters AFOSI, Washington, D. C. October 1985 – May 1989, assistant for Security Plans and Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D. C. May 1989 – May 1990, Air Force Element Counterintelligence Support Activity, AFOSI, Honduras May 1990 – June 1992, Commander, AFOSI Detachment 540, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio June 1992 – June 1993, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
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