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Speaking of Music:
Maggi Payne

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 106 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: C Amirkhanian

Recorded on March 16, 1989 as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium’s Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Maggi Payne about her electronic music which is created by layering sounds and extensive multi track recording. Born in 1945 Payne began her musical career as a flutist but later studied composition and electronic music with Gordon Mumma, Ben Johnson, and Robert Ashley among others. Starting in the 1980s she began creating a series of videos and films, including a number in collaboration with video artist Ed Tannenbaum. Payne is currently on the faculty of Mills College and is co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music.

Musical Selections:  White Night (1984) (10:00) / Maggi Payne -- Airwaves: realities (1987) (10:00) / Maggi Payne -- Ahh Ahh: ver 2.1 (1987) (9:05) / Maggi Payne -- Phase Transitions (1989) (10:30)
Genre:  Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
Subject:  Payne, Maggi; Electronic music; Composition (Music); Sampling (Sound); Mixed media (Music); Sound -- Recording and reproducing
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Payne, Maggi
Recording Date:  3/16/1989
 
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