Maryanne Amacher: An Introduction

9 Apr 2019
7 p.m.
Kislak Center Pavilion, University of Pennsylvania Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, 6th Floor, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


Maryanne Amacher, 1990. Photo courtesy of Bowerbird.

Pioneering sound artist Maryanne Amacher (1938–2009), known for her sonic explorations of psychoacoustics and architecturally staged installations, spent her formative years in Philadelphia. As part of the Center-supported Maryanne Amacher: Perceptual Geographies, Bowerbird presents Maryanne Amacher: An Introduction to the artist’s life and work, with scholar-artist Bill Dietz. Featuring rarely presented archival material, the talk illuminates Amacher’s unique methodology and studio practice.

This event is open to the public; advanced registration encouraged.

Informed by years of research and presented by an international network of artists and scholars, Maryanne Amacher: Perceptual Geographies offers audiences a rare opportunity to experience Amacher’s work posthumously. Performances include Adjacencies, Petra, Supreme Connections on April 12 and 13. The artistic collective Supreme Connections also presents a Ways of Hearing workshop on April 13.