Unnamed Sensibilities: the experimental sound and media art of Maryanne Amacher

APR 12, 2021 | 12:00 PM



Online Event


April 12, 2021: 12:00 PM





The Graduate Center's Art Science Connect is delighted to host Amy Cimini, Bill Dietz, and David Grubbs as they delve into the legacy of Maryanne Amacher (1938-2009), a legendary figure in electronic music, sound installation, telematic performance, and media art whose archive was recently acquired by the New York Library for the Performing Arts.

After years of intensive engagement with this pioneering, interdisciplinary artist, Cimini and Dietz will talk about the broad implications and challenges of Amacher’s situated and idiosyncratically rigorous body of work, as well as the ruptures that this radical figure rips open in our inherited notions of canonization. In their discussion with composer David Grubbs, they will present their research, along with images, sounds, and video from the Amacher archive.

Recent publications include Cimini's and Dietz's edited collection Maryanne Amacher: Selected Writings and Interviews (Blank Forms Editions) and Cimini’s Wild Sound: Maryanne Amacher and the Tenses of Audible Life (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).

This is an online event. Please register online to participate.