Maryanne Amacher (1943-2009)
We have just learned that Maryanne Amacher died earlier today.
Maryanne Amacher died on October 22, 2009 following a stroke resulting after complications from a severe fall on July 15. Amacher was a pioneering sound installation artist whose frequently site-specific works explored the sonic effects of psychoacoustic illusions. Two CD recordings issued by Tzadik made her work more widely available to listeners. In 2004, NewMusicBox published an extensive conversation with Amacher about her work and philosophy of the listening experience. Read composer/guitarist Bill Brovold’s moving tribute to Maryanne Amacher and her legacy.