Mark Applebaum: Control Freak

Sat, 10/13/2012 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
CCRMA, The Stage
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A concert in solipsistic celebration of the composer-performer, featuring several solo performances by Mark Applebaum:

* Aphasia (for hand gestures synchronized to tape)
* Intellectual Property (for live improvising pianist contesting with player piano)
* Echolalia (22 amplified dadaist rituals)
* Mouseketier Praxis (for amplified sound-sculpture)
* Wristwatch: Geology (for tapping and rubbing stones)
* Tornado Food (a jazz piano tune)
* Skeletons in the Closet (for 8 analog synthesizers diffused spatially)
* Pre-Composition (for 8-channel tape: 10th anniversary format--voice #1 will be performed live)
The concert will last just over one hour.  You will be rewarded with cake.

The CCRMA Stage is a wonderful but small venue; doors open at 7:30.  Directions are here:

Mark Applebaum 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. His music can be heard on recordings on the Innova, Tzadik, Capstone, and SEAMUS labels. Additional information is available at
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