Site specific sound environment and performance
Maryanne Amacher is a composer and sound installation artist. 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 include the telepresence series, CityLinks #1 22 (1967); the architecturally staged Music For Sound Joined Rooms (1980); and the Mini Sound Series (1985.) She has had 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 Gallery Berlin, De Beurs Van Berlage, Amsterdam; Walker Art Center; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; 21st Century Cultural Information Center, Tokushima; and Maastunnel, Rotterdam.
“Powering Up/Powering Down” is sponsored in part by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), and the UC San Diego Department of Music in connection with the departments of Visual Arts, Music, and Literature at UCSD along with the UC Riverside and Los Angeles campuses.