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Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009)



Sound Characters (Making The Third Ear) (1989)
  1. "Head Rhythm 1" And "Plaything 2" 10:13
  2. "Tower" 6:41
  3. "Synaptic Island" Excerpt "VM3 From 'The Levi-Montalcini Variations'" 21:30
  4. "Synaptic Island" Excerpt "Tower Metals", "Feed2" And "Muse Orchestra 1" 8:35
  5. "Dense Boogie 1" 4:20
  6. "Chorale 1" 5:54
  7. "A Step Into It, Imagining 1001 Years" Excerpt "Entering Ancient Rooms" 15:02

"Marianne Amacher is one of electronic musicís truly legendary mavericks, whose music has been presented almost exclusively in huges spaces and installations for the past twenty years.

This diverse collection of electronic soundscapes and "ear-dances" was chosen by the composer especially for Tzadik to work in the more intimate settings of compact disc.

Spectacular acoustical effects take you to expansive worlds of dancing difference tones and psychedelic sonorities. A rare release by one of the most reclusive and elusive of todayís musical visionaries." from the Tzadik CD


Sound Characters 2 (Making Sonic Spaces) (2008)
    TEO! - A Four Part Sonic Sculpture

  1. Pt 1 Shapers 13:04
  2. Pt 2 Heralds 5:03
  3. Pt 3 Bags 12:13
  4. Pt 4 Wave 4 (A) And (B) 25:21
Banjo, Soloist Woody Sullender

One of contemporary musicís greatest and most elusive mavericks returns to Tzadik with yet another CD of ear bending electronic sounds. A student of Stockhausen and close collaborator of John Cage and David Behrman, Amacher has been creating acoustic art, electronic soundscapes and site-specific installation work since 1967. A new CD of Amacher compositions is a true cause for celebration and Teo! Is one of her greatest works. The winner of Prix Ars Electronica in the Digital Musics category, Teo! premiered in the Esplanade of the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City and is a collaboration with scientists at the Sun Pyramid of Teotihuacan. An absolutely stunning electronic masterpiece!


Various Tracks

Maryanne Amacher and Doug Bressler - American Dreamtime
1984
From Tellus #5-6: Special Audio Visual Issue










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