TRANSISTORS IN TRANSLATIONMINT MUSEUM
In preparing for this show, I wanted to pay homage to some of the devices and methods used by artists featured in the parallel film screening, Sisters with Transistors. The performance is comprised of long-form samples that were recorded and arranged using the following:
• ARP 2600
• 6 transistor radios
• 20+ music boxes
• Korg Minilogue
• Field recordings
• Stereoscope & Marantz tape decks
Two of the mixes were dubbed to tape and two to captioned videos presented behind me on stage. These source sounds were presented with live vocals and tape loops. The performance was the live blending, affecting, and arranging of these elements. This approach lends itself to chance and improvisation, which are core to my work. The audience was invited to mask up and come up to the edge of the stage to experience the tape loop up close and discover vibrating pools of water, affected by the music.
Music becoming simple as the wind—traveling everywhere. We are listening to each other. —Maryanne Amacher
Michelle Flowers, Nicole Driscoll, Jeff Jackson, Doug Davis, Scott Thompson, Brent Delventhal, Doug Jones, Annie Meyer, and my family.