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Dream House, a La Monte Young birthday celebration at Common Sage

October 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

A "Dream House" handbill features a sprig of sage illuminated in red.

A “Dream House” handbill features a sprig of sage illuminated in red.


House venue Common Sage celebrates La Monte Young’s 87th birthday, his 1974 drone record (with Marian Zazeela and Theatre of Eternal Music) Dream House, and Young and Zazeela’s art space of this same name, with this special meditative social—in a manner of speaking.

Organizers Tim Russell and Liz Sexe will open their doors to visitors between 8 p.m. and midnight; and they have extended a collaborative invitation to videographer and video artist Aaron Granat, who will help recreate the light installations and soothing environmental aura of the original space (a third-floor apartment located off Church St in TriBeCa). All the while, the sine wave-altered voice of Young and more sonorous vocalizing of Zazeela (and likely other Young records that feature synths, percussion, and even tambura) will reverberate through the modestly sized rooms.

While only 10 masked people are permitted inside at a time, Russell has mentioned utilizing additional space in their backyard with a small fire pit, weather and temperature permitting. If you’re planning on anything more than walking through the house or lounging for a few minutes, Russell and Sexe encourage bringing a cushion or blanket.

Consider this calming, almost therapeutic open house of sorts as a prelude to Common Sage’s potentially more active schedule in 2023, one they attempted to kickstart at the start of 2020.

Grant Phipps


October 14
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Common Sage
934 Drake St
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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