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Options November 13, 2009
R.I.P. Maryanne Amacher

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Artist Track Album Comments
Maryanne Amacher  A Step Into It, Imagining 1001 Years [excerpt]   Options    
Maryanne Amacher  Teo! [part 4]   Options    
Maryanne Amacher  Stain — The Music Rooms [excerpt]   Options    
Maryanne Amacher  Living Sound [excerpt]   Options    
Maryanne Amacher  Tower   Options    
Maryanne Amacher  Synaptic Island [excerpt]   Options    
Maryanne Amacher  Head Rhythm 1, Plaything 2   Options    
Maryanne Amacher  Plaything   Options    
Maryanne Amacher  Dense Boogie 1   Options   you for loud, yes!
turn it the speakers up more loud also
& walk around your rooms there for the nice time i promise.
Maryanne Amacher  Chorale 1   Options   " 
Maryanne Amacher  Synaptic Island [another excerpt]   Options   bye maryanne.................... 
Jean-Claude Eloy  [side D]   Options Shanti   
Roland Kayn  Cybernetics III   Options    
Edison Denisov  Crescendo E Diminuendo   Options    

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  12:06pm Cecile:

  12:06pm bryce:

hi paula! bye paula.
  12:06pm texas scott:

  12:06pm bryce:

  12:07pm annie:

s'wunnerful, but i gotta go.... lunch.. not at home!!
  12:07pm Ike:

I like this already.
  12:08pm bryce:

hi! bye! hi! hi! bye! hi! bye!
  12:08pm annie:

bruce, continue your regularly scheduled mussitations!
  12:08pm Carmichael:

It's got a good beat, and you can dance to it. I give it a 75.
  12:09pm annie:

and i bet you're gonna play daniel menche today, too!
  12:13pm Hugo:

This is an (excerpt)
  12:15pm jk:

75 out of 50 possible points
  12:17pm binky:

Sounds like music for facial expressions of unspeakable horror in a David Lynch movie.
  12:20pm Billy:

This song is scaring me.
  12:20pm still b/p:

I like when Jerry Vale sings this.
  12:21pm stingy d:

yo dude, i saw this fool with polydactyly on his fuggin goddam toe! yezaday. AAAIIIGHHT!
  12:23pm BSI:

Amacher and proud of it!
  12:23pm Hugo:

I'm getting near the state of eternal bliss ...
  12:24pm bryce:

bet he could stand on water
  12:25pm Sven:

the dentist never sounded this good.
  12:25pm still b/p:

Amacher Schlemmer:
Offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected for 161 Years.
  12:26pm bryce:

i know, hugo! it's really sad....

and these recordings? are just little flimsy memory keys of what her installations sounded like.....imagine this, but multi multi multi channel, spread throughout a huge multi-roomed space.......
  12:26pm stingy d:

respect due to maryanne amacher, she's a great artist... and i'ma let you finish but ol dirty bastard had two of the best albums of ALL TIME!
  12:27pm BSI:

yet another reason to prefer the company of Maryanne over Ginger.
  12:29pm J-Mar:

Thanks, Bryce, for once again cluing me into another amazing artist whose music I'm hearing for the first time upon their passing. I just visited the website http://www.maryanneamacher.org, and if you scroll down to the bottom, there's a world map that appears to identify the locations of all the Internet users visiting the website. There are a lot of dots on there -- and I can't help but think some of those folks (like me) are visiting because of this broadcast!
  12:30pm Hugo:

To reach the point from where there is no exit ... this is music to get lost in ...
  12:32pm Matt:

Bryce, this show is flooring me. I wish I knew about her when she was still alive.
  12:36pm bryce:

oh man, so glad you guys are enjoying it! i only saw her perform once, and it was in a small square room — not really what her stuff's supposed to be. and it was still mindboggling. it forced your eyes closed.

it's a real loss.
  12:37pm Hugo:

The only certainty in life is death. I hope she accomplished what she set out to do. Nothing left but the recordings (and the memories) ...
  12:44pm BSI:

all of the above. fully agreed.
never knew about Amacher until the news.
  12:47pm Matt:

I did not think my jaded ears could still be so totally blown away. This show started at jaw droppingly amazing and has just kept getting better.
  12:52pm Sven:

This is all pretty damn great. This music i feel in my lungs - like breathing it. Never mind my silly comment above. There's some good youtube stuff of her.
  12:54pm Derek:

This is the best music ever. No idea how I've never heard of her.
  12:55pm Cecile:

I knew some, and heard her on 'FMU. I think I remembered her from Sonic Youth either collaborating with her or performing a piece of hers. But I'd hardly say I'm a scholar of hers.
  12:55pm Ike:

Agreed, agreed, agreed.
  12:56pm Cecile:

but it's great to hear so much of her music all at once.
  12:58pm stingy d:

what the hell is half an inch of rain? how do you measure rain in length?
  12:59pm Carmichael:

Depth, Stingy.
  1:00pm stingy d:

yea ok, depth, surface area, whatever, is half an inch a lot of rain, or is half an inch, it was kind of rainy, but not terrible?
  1:02pm Malcolm Gladwell:

stop fucking with me
  1:02pm bryce:

sven, never enough silly!

yeah, guys, the thing is....there ISN'T much available of hers — two recent CDs on tzadik, then scattered excerps on compilations (some of which i'm now discovering have gone missing from the fmu library...).

my friend steve was pretty close to her and says she just didn't *have* a lot of stuff. but also, it's largely due to her stuff just being made specifically for large-scale installations rather than 2-channel mixdowns.

shit, i hope more stuff surfaces over the next few years, one way or another.
  1:02pm stingy d:

half an inch of snow, that shit makes sense to me. half an inch of rain sounds to me like someone has a tube with inches marked on it, and they pured a cup that was either half full or half empty into the tube, and said, yea, thats a half inch of rain.

whats heavier 100 pounds of rain or a hundred pounds telling me what the hell you're talking about?
  1:02pm bryce:

  1:05pm BSI:

Malcolm Gladwell and Steven Covey, cage-match to the death. I'd pay good organs to see that.
  1:18pm jk:

will you tune my brainwaves for me? binaural beats please
  1:19pm zedprophfer:

  1:19pm 3rd ear:

this need to be played LOUDLY and not on headphones. no really, not personal opinion!
  1:22pm Devin:

Saving the best (IMO) for last... This is the only recording I've previously heard.... 3rd ear and Deep listening is so interesting.
  1:27pm jean:

wish fmu was broadcasting in surround!
  1:29pm bryce:

yeah, that's right: NOT on headphones! forgot to mention that. doesn't work otherwise.

another one coming up in about 5 minutes

hey jean....do you have a surround decoder?? i've been wanting to do a surround show forever!
  1:35pm edw:

this is so nice
  1:36pm Chris:

Not really familiar with Amacher either, but yeah this is brilliant.
  1:37pm BSI:

being stuck in the office & listening with headphones, I'm sure I'm missing out on the psychoacoustic stuff but at lower volume and meandering focus, it's a delightful bit of sumthin'-sumthin'.
  1:39pm bryce:

sausage, you gotta try it later at home, as loud as you can stand. it's amazing
  1:39pm 3rd ear:

one's ear creates sound with these pieces but volume is required. the cd's liner notes assures you that your ears are not being damaged.
  1:42pm Ike:

Here's hoping 128k is a high enough bitrate to make it work (via archives later). Trying to turn it way up in earbuds and dangle them but that doesn't do much. Goofy co-worker says it sounds like Nintendo.
  1:44pm jean:

i don't have a decoder for the radio, but i would if fmu was!
what kinda sausage is best this music is getting me hungry
  1:47pm Chris:

Can you play Synaptic Island straight through on a future show?
  1:47pm BSI:

Recent trip to Alaska, I've had reindeer sausage. Great stuff. Not sure how it would respond to ear-dances, though.

I'll definitely try the full-room treatment with these sounds + the studio monitors later on...
  1:48pm bryce:

you'll have to ask BSI

if you have a regular matrix quad decoder (like SQ), i'm pretty sure it'll work if you can put it between your tuner and your amp. i have to do a covert test run....

if a couple people say they can do it, i might do a quad show one of these weeks....have a bunch of sun ra, 20th century and electroacoustic stuff lined up...
  1:51pm perrin:

tuning in late. for us california folks, maybe WFMU could broadcast 2 stereo MP3 feeds? I'd love to try quad.
  1:53pm Ike:

Wow, Synaptic Island is a nice place!

My co-worker clarified his stance re: Chorale 1:
But I don't agree.
  1:53pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

Perrin, funny you should say that. I just tuned my absent co-workers machine into the stream. NEAT!
  1:55pm perrin:

actually, I have speakers that can go really loud. I look forward to getting the mp3 when the show is over and trying this...
  1:57pm ?:

for a better experience i'd get the aphosdel recordings, the mp3 archive wont cut it.
  1:58pm bryce:

hahaaa :) i don't think you'd ever be able to sync the two streams. you'll totally dig the otoacoustic stuff, perrin, with your psychoacoustics background.
  2:04pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

Sync'd or not, it would be well worth the doing. Someone needs to host a warehouse party in my town soon...
  2:07pm raga:

this jean-claude eloy is positively gorgeous.
  2:11pm doug from DC:

Bryce, thanks so much for doing the tribute to Maryanne Amacher.
  2:12pm doug from DC:

Just tuned in and will have to listen to the archive later.
  2:13pm perrin:

if wfmu could post the four streams as an uncompressed wav files, then I could play the quad feed here. Even if you post two stereo 320k MP3 streams, the syncing might work. I'm glad I've now heard of Maryanne Amacher. I wish I had known about her before now... thanks bryce
  2:17pm bryce:

oh man, no problem....just wish there were more recordings to draw from. maybe more will surface eventually? my buddy steve tells me mr. naut humon has a 12-channel thing she'd just recently finished.....

raga, yeah, mr. eloy's another one. NO idea why his name is so obscured!
  2:20pm BSI:

Nevermind the german prog band of the same name, but weren't the Eloy also the militant insect critters that inhabit the moon in the HG Wells book?
  2:20pm doug from DC:

A friend/housemate/bandmate was a student and friend of Maryanne. I just became familiar with her music recently, due to this. I've heard a lot about her recently.
  2:25pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

this is awesome with two computers streaming...sounds like the office is going to lift off into space. My boss will be asking me WTF very shortly.
  2:27pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

...yep, boss just asked "what's going on?"
  2:27pm William Fowler Collins:

Hi All. Here's an informative site about Maryanne's work: http://maryanneamacher.org/Amacher_Archive_Project/Amacher_Archive_Project.html
  2:27pm Chris:

That's the Eloi in Time Machine, I believe.
  2:31pm shreyas:

Bryce i've seen you do a lot of hindustani music in this hour. i have a number of very seldom recorded artists from the Darbhanga gharana in bihar: Chhanulal Mishra, Halim Zafar Khan. Mostly 1955-1967 era stuff. Would you be interested? I just transferred them from vinyl to mp3.
  2:39pm bryce:

oh. WOW.
ummm.......yes please??

if i can find anything that would tickle you, i'd be happy to return the favor! http://wfmu.org/mailus.php
  2:44pm shreyas Roy:

i'd be happy to. how do I get them to you.
  2:50pm shreyas:

ok I'm on it. I just saw the 'mailus.php' thing. sorry if this takes a minute. i'm the least technically capable indian guy in the universe.
  2:51pm bryce:

hahaa :)

wow, shreyas....awfully nice of you!
  2:59pm bryce:

  3:02pm Cecile:

green quarter!
  8:33pm michael sumner / BURNING BOOKS:

The Maryanne Amacher stuff was so good on Friday that I had to play it all over again LOUDER on Saturday. A legendary show, Bryce. Legendary.
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