Maryanne Amacher

Stain: The Music Rooms/In "Imaginary Landscapes"

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Maryanne Amacher has created some of the finest pieces and sound installations based on psycho-acoustic illusions. Until the advent of CDs, most of her work was unrecordable, partly because of the extreme ranges of pitch and dynamics, the duration of the piece necessary to create some illusions, and the stability of the medium. The "music rooms" are literally that -- installed on floors of a house or in adjacent rooms that the audience walks through and creates their own mix from enormously amplified environmental and electronic sounds.