Maryanne Amacher (1938–2009) was a composer of large-scale, fixed-duration sound installations and a highly original thinker in the areas of perception, sound spatialization, creative intelligence, and aural architecture. While she is known primarily as an electronic composer, early on she wrote a handful of pieces for classical instruments using experimental forms of notation. AUDJOINS, a Suite For Audjoined Rooms was a collection of such works, from the early to mid-'60s, for various spatially staged ensembles.
Adjacencies, a graphic score for two percussionists and electronics, was written in 1965 and is the only known extant score of that series. The work directs performers in sending their microphone signals to a changing array of speakers surrounding the audience, combining otherwise distinct worlds of sound. Though the piece has not been performed since 1966, Blank Forms has collaborated with Amy Cimini and Bill Dietz to unpack and analyze the score for its posthumous realization. Ian Antonio and Russell Greenberg, of the experimental piano-percussion quartet Yarn/Wire, will be performing Adjacencies, with sound distribution by Daniel Neumann and Woody Sullender. Organized by Blank Forms, and co-presented by The Kitchen.
September 29–30, 8pm
Tickets $20 General / $15 Members
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Maryanne Amacher: Adjacencies is made possible with endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust; annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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