A Different Nature playlist for 05/06/2013
artist for all selections: Mark Applebaum (see biographical notes at end of playlist)
8:02 PM - Snagglepuss Remix (dedicated to John Zorn) [2:21] from the album Catfish [Tzadik CD 7094, 2003]
Tape piece composed of samples from Snagglepuss by Zorn 's group Naked City.
8:07 PM - Salmagundi [15:07] from the albumMousetrap Music [Innova CD 511, 1996]
live improv on Applebaum's electro-acoustic sound-sculpture, the Mousetrap.
8:22 PM - Garden of Memory [7:11] from the albumThe Bible Without God [Innova CD 649, 2005]
live improv on Applebaum's electro-acoustic sound-sculpture, the Mousketier
8:34 PM - The Bible Without God [34:00] from the album The Bible Without God [Innova CD 649, 2005]
Part I [3:28]
Part II: Sixteen [2:30]
Part III [1:31]
Part IV: Mobile for Paper, Wristwatch: Alien Argot [1:00]
Part V [2:30]
Part VI: 48 Objects [1:59]
Part VII [0:59]
Part VIII: Keys, Strings, and Pencils [5:03]
Part IX [5:01]
Part X: Circulation [0:57]
Part XI [1:02]
Part XII: Wristwatch: Geology [2:00]
Part XIII [6:06]
The sections alternate between Applebaum solos on the Mouseketier, and sections he composed for other instruments.
9:08 PM - Plundergraphic [4:44] from the album Intellectual Property [Innova CD 602, 2005]
An improvised piece for a live quartet with pre-recorded 8-channel tape & realtime digital signal processing.
9:13 PM - Martian Anthropology 7 • 8 • 9 [14:03] from the album Sock Monkey [Innova CD 706, 2008]
I. Martian Anthropology 7 [4:21]
II. Martian Anthropology 8 [4:39]
III. Martian Anthropology 9 [5:03]
performed by the Paul Dresher Ensemble Electro-Acoustic Band
9:28 PM - The Mind Altering Concert from the album The Bible Without God [Innova, 2005]
Part III [17:31] /// Part IV [11:45]
for solo mouseketier electroacoustic sound-sculpture & live electronics - Stanford, April 2005
Mark Applebaum (b. 1967, Chicago) is Associate Professor of Composition and Theory at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at San Diego where he studied principally with Brian Ferneyhough. His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic, and electroacoustic work has been performed throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia with notable premieres at the Darmstadt summer sessions. He has received commissions from Betty Freeman, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Fromm Foundation, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, the Vienna Modern Festival, Antwerp’s Champ D’Action, Festival ADEvantgarde in Munich, Zeitgeist, MANUFACTURE (Tokyo), the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Jerome Foundation, and the American Composers Forum, among others. In 1997 Applebaum received the American Music Center’s Stephen Albert Award and an artist residency fellowship at the Villa Montalvo artist colony in Northern California.
Applebaum is also active as a jazz pianist and builds electroacoustic instruments out of junk, hardware, and found objects for use as both compositional and improvisational tools. His music can be heard on recordings on the Innova, Tzadik, Capstone, and SEAMUS labels. Prior to his current appointment, he taught at UCSD, Mississippi State University, and Carleton College. Additional information is available at www.markapplebaum.com.