Alan Licht Minimal Top Ten lists

May.04, 2020

Alan Licht Minimal Top Ten lists (originally published 1996, 1997, and 2007)

  1. Charlemagne Palestine – Four Manifestations on Six Elements (Castelli-Sonnabend, 1974)
  2. Terry Riley – Reed Streams (Mass Arts, 1966)
  3. La Monte Young – The Black Record (Edition X, West Germany, 1969); Bootleg double album (Italy, 1992)
  4. Steve Reich – Four Organs (Shandar, 1971)
  5. Phill Niblock – Nothin’ to Look at, Just a Record (India Navigation, 1979)
  6. Henry Flynt – You Are My Everlovin’ (Edition Huntermark cassette, 1987)
  7. Tony Conrad – Outside the Dream Syndicate (Caroline, 1974)
  8. Jon Gibson – Two Solo Pieces (Chatham Square, 1977)
  9. Remko Scha – Machine Guitars (Kremlin, 1982)

10. Terry Fox – Berlino (Het Apollohuis, 1983)

11. Richard Youngs – Advent (No Fans, 1990)

12. Alvin Lucier Music on a Long Thin Wire (1980)

13. Eliane Radigue Kyema, Intermediate States (1992

14. Zoltan Jeney Om (1986)

15. Folke Rabe What?? (1967)

16.  Yoshi Wada Lament for the Rise and Fall of the Elephantine Crocodile (1982)

17.  Michael Snow Musics for Piano, Whistling, Microphone and Tape 1975

18. John Lennon & Yoko Ono Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions (1969)

19.  Anthony Moore: Pieces From the Cloudland Ballroom (1971) Secrets of the Blue Bag (1972)

20. Arnold Dreyblatt Propellers in Love (1986)

21. Jim O’Rourke Happy Days (1997)

22. Raymond Scott Soothing Sounds for Baby Vols. 1—3 (1962)

23. Harry Pussy Let’s Build a Pussy (1998)

24. Harley Gaber The Wind Rises in the North (1976)

25. Elodie Lauten The Death of Don Juan (1985)

26. Wim Mertens Maximizing the Audience (1988)

27.  The Lost Jockey s/t (1982)

28. Roberto Cacciapaglia Sei Notes in Logica (1978), Franco Battiato Za (1977), Giusto Pio Motore Immobile (1979)

29. JB Smith Ever Since I’ve Been a Man Full Grown (1966), Eddie One-String Jones One String Blues (1960), Junior Kimbrough Meet Me In the City (1999)

30. Earth Earth 2 (1992)

31. David Rosenboom Brainwave Music (1975)