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Maryanne Amacher, composer and sound installation artist. B.F.A, University of Pennsylvania , graduate studies in acoustics and computer science, University of Illinois, Urbana. An entire building or series of rooms provides a stage for the sonic and visual sets of her Installations, produced almost exclusively in large expansive architectures. A sonic choreography is projected, anticipating virtual immersion environments. Major works the telepresence series, CityLinks #1 22 (1967 ); the architecturally staged Music For Sound Joined Rooms (1980 ) and the Mini Sound Series (1985 ) include solo and group shows at the Serralves Museum, Casa de Serralves, Porto, Portugal; Whitney Museum of American Art, Biennial 2002; Kunsthalle, Basel; Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Vienna; Kunstmuseum, Bern; Kunshalle Krems; Panasonic Hall, Tokyo; DAAD Gaflery Berlin , De Beurs Van Berlage, Amsterdam; Walker Arts Center; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; 21st Century Cultural Information Center, Tokushima; Maastunnel, Rotterdam. In the 70s, she was commissioned by John Cage to compose the sonic environments for his multimedia work, Lecture On The Weather, and his ten hour solo voice composition, Empty Words, and to perform these works with him (1976 84); and by Merce Cunningham to create the repertolre music for Torse. Other commissions in the 80's and 90's include the Ars Electronica Festival, Kronos Quartet, Capp Street Project, INKA digital Arts, Amsterdam; Austrian Federal Ministry of Culture, and the Japanese government. Academic affiliations: faculty MFA Summer Arts Program, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts Bard College (2000 ); and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology while a Follow, Center For Advanced Visual Studies (1972 76). Bunting Institute Fellow, Harvard University (1978 79); DAAD Fellow, Berlin (1986 87); Rosekrans Arts Follow, Mills College (1993); Follow, Guggenheim Foundation (1997 98). CD's include Sound Characters (making The Third Ear) nominated a best record of the year 1999 In numerous review lists. OHM. The Early Gurus of Electronic Music (2000). Grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Inc; Guggenheim Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council for the Arts; Now York Foundation for the Arts; Tamark Foundation; Beards Fund for the Arts, Pew Memorial Trust, Pennsylvania Council for the Arts (1973 1998). Awarded the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica Distinction in Computer Musik in 1997 for The Levi Montalicini Variations. (from Accessed oct 3rd 2006
9 Selected Statements
      Worktype Info Year Country Admin
Musica Elettronica Viva Group 1966 Edit
City Links Installation 1967 Edit
Music for Sound-Joined Rooms Installation Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1980 USA Edit
2021 The Life People, A FOUR PART MINI-SOUND SERIES Sound Work Ars Electronica, Linz 1989 Austria Edit
Levi-Montalcini-Variation Installation / Composition Ars Electronica, Linz 1997 Austria Edit
Sound Characters (Making of the 3rd Ear) CD Tzadik #7043 1999 USA Edit
day trip maryanne FIlm - 2000 USA Edit
TEO! A sonic sculpture Installation Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City 2005 Mexico Edit
Gravity soundinstallation Parochial, Singuhr - Horgalerie in Parochial, Berlin 2006 Germany Edit