// 01/02 › 22:00 & 06/02 › 22:30
// HAU 2
// Tickets 12 € / 8 € (concessions), plus transaction fee (pre-sale)
MARYANNE AMACHER "Plaything"
Unequivocally one of the most magnificent musical mavericks of the 20th century, Maryanne Amacher has left to our mortal listening world one of her personal authentic live to multi-channel disc performances of her rare departures from structure borne sound. After studying with Stockhausen and working some with John Cage, Maryanne took off on her own psychoacoustic flight path where the critics were commenting on "the immense volumes that made the frequencies feel liquid – all enveloping buzzing rumbles wrapped in sandstorm textures", "hallucinating swarms of biological air from every direction", "3D illusions of difference tone ear dances where the sound seems to emanating from inside your own skull!" Our lady of the skies has designed from her own hand a legendary "airborne audio" "Plaything" mix which was realised over multiple residency periods with Recombinant Media Labs at the turn of the new century. Edwin van der Heide and Naut Humon, who worked closely with Maryanne, present this fifty-minute epic epiphany just as the composer chronicled it to be. Amacher's "Plaything" module is a prime example of RML's experiential archiving of past lives that can still breathe and encircle us today.
Preceded by some words from RML's directors Naut Humon
and Edwin van der Heide
Maryanne Amacher [US] (1938-2009)
Maryanne Amacher was an American composer, performer and multi-media installation artist known internationally for her dramatic architectural staging of music and sound. She worked extensively with the physiological phenomenon called otoacoustic emission, in which the ears themselves act as aurally active generating devices. Amacher did musical training in Philadelphia, and also Austria and England. From 1962 to 1964 she studied with George Rochberg and Karlheinz Stockhausen at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree. She then worked in acoustics and computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1967 she created the piece "City Links: Buffalo", which was made with five microphones situated in different parts of the city and lasted 28 hours. It was broadcast live by radio station WBFO. Later pieces deal with the acoustics of locations and architectural buildings. Amacher was also a member of the improvisation ensemble Musica Elettronica Viva. She worked with a wide range of artists including David Behrman, Scott Fisher, Mark Trayle, Frederic Rzewski and Alvin Curran, and was active as a composer-performer in the field of sound installation with Ars Acustica. In 1986, she was a guest of the DAAD Artists Program in Berlin and most recently, she taught at Bard College. In 2005 she was awarded the Prix Ars Electronica in the Digital Musics category for their project "TEO! A Sonic sculpture".
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Admission to Maryanne Amacher – Plaything is free for holders of a CTM-Festival-Pass, a CTM/TM-Kombi-Pass or an Accreditation. Pass and Accreditation holders have to pick-up a reservation at the box office of the HAU 2 in advance. We advise to do so in due time, as admission can not be granted once the allocated number of reservations for pass and accreditation holders is exceeded.
› TUE 01/02 › 22:00
› SUN 06/02 › 22:30