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RIP Maryanne Amacher

Anne Hilde Neset

The great composer and installation artist died yesterday October 22. "A sound artist with a reputation for overwhelming volume, precise speaker placement, and site-specific environmental and architectural installations" wrote Alan Licht in his interview with her in March 1999. A student of Karlheinz Stockhausen and a collaborator of John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Alvin Curran and others, she has been dubbed New Music's best kept secret.
Thurston Moore made a fascinating documentary on Amacher called Daytrip Maryanne, clips are available here: http://www.ecstaticpeace.com/daytrip/.
Alan Licht's personal piece on listening to her work Sound Characters (Making The Third Ear) from The Wire issue 181 is now uploaded here http://www.thewire.co.uk/articles/3220/.

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