Mormon Arts Center

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

Nov. 8

La Monte Young composed "Piano Piece for Terry Riley #1" on this day (1960). The grandfather of Minimalism and early Fluxus artist, Young's conceptual piece for Riley instructed a performer to push a piano against a wall and continue pushing. "If the piano goes through the wall," the written directions indicate that the perform should continue pushing until exhaustion takes over. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compositions_1960

Glen Nelson