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    MIT ACT: Maryanne Amacher Tribute

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    October 22, 2010


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    MIT ACT: Maryanne Amacher Tribute

    MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology hosts a tribute in honor of former CAVS fellow Maryanne Amacher MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology is proud to host a tribute to the late Maryanne Amacher, a pioneering sound artist and former MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies fellow on the first anniversary of her death, October 22, 2010. Events will include a symposium in the Bartos Theater, reception and concert in ACT’s new...

    MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology hosts a tribute in honor of former CAVS fellow Maryanne Amacher MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology is proud to host a tribute to the late Maryanne Amacher, a pioneering sound artist and former MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies fellow on the first anniversary of her death, October 22, 2010. Events will include a symposium in the Bartos Theater, reception and concert in ACT’s new performance space, “The Cube,” located in the lower level of E15. Guests invited to participate in the panel discussion include Anne Hilde Neset (Norway), deputy director and editor of The Wire magazine and electronic music composers and sound artists Florian Hecker (Germany), Kevin Drumm (US) and Jessica Rylan Piper (US). A student of Karlheinz Stockhausen in the 1960’s, collaborator of John Cage and Merce Cunningham in the 1970’s and 1980’s and teacher at Bard College until her death in October 2009, Amacher went on to receive major commissions throughout the world for her work. As a seminal figure in acoustics, architectural installation and the physiological phenomenon called otoacoustic emission, her contributions to the field were recognized in awards and grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Pew Memorial Trust and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc. among others. In 2005 she was awarded the Prix Ars Electronica. During the 1970s, Maryanne Amacher was fellow at CAVS; and CAVS founder Gyorgy Kepes is credited as one of her primary influences. While at MIT, she worked on her noted “City-Links,” a series of installations using real-time “telelinks” that transmitted sounds from remote locations. The project was presented at Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art in 1974. The focus of the tribute, round table discussion and concert will be on Amacher’s influence on contemporary musicians and composers. Schedule of Events: 4:00-6:00 PM Lecture by Anne Hilde Neset, followed by a round table panel discussion, including Anne Hilde Neset, Florian Hecker, Kevin Drumm, Jessica Rylan Piper 6:00-7:00 PM Reception 8:00-10:00 PM Sonic Presentations: including Florian Hecker, Kevin Drumm, Jessica Rylan Piper


    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    50 Vassar Street
    Building 34, Room 101
    Boston, MA 02139

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    4:00-6:00 PM Lecture by Anne Hilde Neset, followed by a round table panel discussion, including Anne Hilde Neset, Florian Hecker, Kevin Drumm, Jessica Rylan Piper 6:00-7:00 PM Reception 8:00-10:00 PM Sonic Presentations: including Florian Hecker, Kevin Drumm, Jessica Rylan Piper



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