Mark Applebaum: Picturing Music
“The Mad Scientist of Music,” a modern-day John Cage, and provocative integrator of art forms, Mark Applebaum masterfully crafts intricate visual artworks of signs and symbols that can also be interpreted and played by musicians. A professor of composition at Stanford University, Applebaum is internationally recognized for his innovative music notation and musical realization. Unlike most modern composers who rely heavily upon standardized notation, Applebaum is resurrecting the art of creating graphic scores, which can be viewed purely as works of art and also as functional pieces of music. This exhibition presents select projects of Applebaum’s work, being exhibited in the Fargo region for the first time, revealing highlights of his creative processes characterized by challenging the conventional boundaries of the visual arts and musical ontology.
Location: Plains Art Museum: William and Anna Schlossman Gallery
Date: Thursday, February 1st - Saturday, June 9th
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