La Monte Young — American Composer born on October 14, 1935,

La Monte Thornton Young is an American avant-garde artist, composer and musician, generally recognized as the first minimalist composer. His works have been included among the most important and radical post-World War II avant-garde, experimental, and contemporary music. Young is especially known for his development of drone music. Both his proto-Fluxus and "minimal" compositions question the nature and definition of music and often stress elements of performance art... (wikipedia)

I have my own definition of minimalism, which is that which is created with a minimum of means.
If listeners aren't carried away to Heaven, I'm failing.
One of the aspects of form that I have been very interested in is stasis - the concept of form which is not so directional in time, not so much climactic form, but rather form which allows time, to stand still.
Give people knowledge and they really eat it up and they appreciate it a lot and the more that knowledge is made available to people, the more they will utilize it and let it be a part of them.
Let people have an education and you can't stop them.