Floating Sound Gallery

IMA: Maryanne Amacher / Diapason: Micah Silver – 20.02.15


In frames of the FSG, we begin to exhibit works created in various international art-centres and galleries dealing with spatial sound. And there are already two in this February program – IMA (Institut für Medienarchäologie, Austria) and Diapason Gallery for Sound Art (NYC)    

 19:30 – IMA session in FSG:

Video portrait #06 Maryanne Amacher by Elisabeth Schimana & Lena Tikhonova (2013).
IMAfiction is the Institute’s portrait series dedicated to women artists from the field of media arts with a focus on sonic art.

Until now there are portraits of 6 artists released.
Maryanne Amacher (1938 - 2009) was an American composer . She worked extensively with the physiological phenomenon called otoacoustic emission, in which the ears themselves act as sound generating devices.

20:00 – Diapason session in FSG:
Micah SilverYou and Me, Going,
multichannel sound installation (2008).
You and Me, Going is the result of an imaginary unfolding — of a near-archaeological process through my recent work: of unearthing artifacts, brushing them off, finding new resonances with old things, and deducing/constructing narrative from emerging layers of association. My recent installations have required the capture and creation of vast libraries of audio material, much of which never found the right home.  You and Me, Going is a landscape of these bits and a departure for me from working with algorithms to realize pieces that endlessly permute within stochastic bounds.  For this project I wanted to refocus on the microscopic details of mixing and to discover how the more constructed basis for my recent works has been metabolised into intuitions and tastes. And so I returned to an entirely handmade approach. In one section of the piece, part of Agonism, a poem by Bethany Wright, is sung. 

@ Media-Center of The New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theater,
nab. Fontanka river, 49 A, St. Petersburg, Russia.