Charles Amirkhanian Collection ➔ Speaking of Music: Maggi Payne

Digital Audio

Event Type
Interview and Music
C Amirkhanian
Program Series
Speaking of Music
Program Length
106 min
| broadcast
| 1989-03-16 | created
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.
Electro-Acoustic / Electronic
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)
Electronic music
Composition (Music)
Sampling (Sound)
Mixed media (Music)
Sound -- Recording and reproducing
Funding for the preservation of this program made possible through a grant by Save America’s Treasures, a program of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Related place
San Francisco (Calif.) (was recorded at)
Related Entities
Amirkhanian, Charles
Payne, Maggi