Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Drift Study 4:37:405:09:50 5 VIII 68
  • La Monte Young, artist
    born 1935
    born: Bern, Idaho, United States ; active: United States
    Marian Zazeela, artist
    born 1940
    born: New York, New York, United States
    The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., publisher
  • Drift Study 4:37:405:09:50 5 VIII 68, 1968
  • S.M.S. No. 4
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cassette tape in box
  • Object Height/Width: 13.4 x 13.4 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund and Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Shearburn
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0127.11.a-d
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Black casette tape in a black lidded box. The cover design and box are by Zazeela. The tape contains a recording of a composition by Young. Composition involves five sine-wave oscillators tuned to precise rational frequency ratios, recording the drift between phase angles that occur over time.