Mark Applebaum

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Born: 1967; Chicago, IL  
Mark Applebaum is an American pianist, composer, and instrument designer. His activities cover four widely different fields: contemporary acoustic composition, electro-acoustic composition, sound sculpture, and jazz. As a composer, Applebaum has had works commissioned and performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, and Zeitgeist. The pièce de résistance is the "Janus Cycle" (1992 to 1996, Read more still unrecorded). Other than instrumental music, he also writes for fixed support and The Janus ReMixes: Exercises in Auto-Plundering (1999, Innova) remains his most ambitious work in that particular field. As an extension of his electro-acoustic activities, Applebaum also devises percussion instruments he calls "mousetraps" out of junk and hardware. They represent a hybrid of Hugh Davies and Tom Nunn's contraptions and can be heard on Mousetrap Music (1996, Innova). Finally, he is also an active jazz pianist with the Mark Applebaum Trio and the Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo (with his father Robert).

Mark Applebaum was born in 1967 in Chicago, IL. His father, a high school teacher, has always kept a sideline as a jazz pianist and the love for the instrument fostered early in the child. Mark took his first lessons at age seven and after the inevitable high school rock bands, he went to Carleton College and to the University of California at San Diego, where he obtained his M.A. and his Ph.D. in music composition (1996). His principal teachers were Brian Ferneyhough, Joji Yuasa, and Rand Steiger. He also studied with Roger Reynolds. Since the completion of his Ph.D., he taught a year at Carleton College before moving to Mississippi State University (1997 to 2000) and Stanford University, where he is an assistant professor.

Applebaum began building instruments in 1990 and this activity was the first to be documented. In 1994, he received the jazz prize of the Southern California Jazz Society. The duo with his father came in the late '90s. Their first CD, The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree, was released in early 2002. Read less
Sonic Circuits Vii - Halac, Applebaum, Frengel, Et Al
Release Date: 12/07/1999   Label: Innova (American Composers Forum)  
Catalog: 116   Number of Discs: 1
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Applebaum: Martian Anthropology / Stanford So
Release Date: 10/26/2004   Label: Innova  
Catalog: 617   Number of Discs: 1
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Applebaum: Disciplines
Release Date: 01/18/2005   Label: Innova  
Catalog: 628   Number of Discs: 1
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Applebaum: The Bible Without God
Release Date: 03/21/2006   Label: Innova  
Catalog: 649   Number of Discs: 2
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Applebaum: Asylum
Release Date: 05/01/2007   Label: Innova  
Catalog: 666   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 1.
    Walking Still
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 898 Release Date: 09/30/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum,  Ron Kuivila,  Pauline Oliveros,  Lauren Redhead  ... 
    Conductor:  Jane Alden
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    Inflorescence - Music From Soundscape / Arnold, Huang, Rosenkranz
    Label: New Focus   Catalog: 140 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Josh Levine,  Anton Webern,  Mark Applebaum,  Frederic Rzewski  ... 
    Performer:  Tony Arnold,  Aiyun Huang,  Thomas Rosenkranz
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    Vanish
    Label: Yarlung Records   Catalog: 15195 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Mark Applebaum,  Toru Takemitsu,  Avner Dorman  ... 
    Performer:  Joe Beribak,  Vibraphone] Kevin [Percussion Schlossman,  Derek Tywoniuk,  Wai Wah Wan  ... 
    Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
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    Applebaum: The Metaphysics Of Notation
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 787 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum
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    Applebaum: Sock Monkey, Etc / Cai, Stanford So, Meridian Arts Ensemble, Et Al
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 706 Release Date: 10/14/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum
    Performer:  Florian Conzetti,  Christopher Froh,  Terry Longshore,  Brian McWhorter  ... 
    Conductor:  Jindong Cai,  Christopher Jones
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stanford Symphony Orchestra,  Paul Dresher Ensemble,  Beta Collide  ... 
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    Applebaum: Asylum
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 666 Release Date: 05/01/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum
    Performer:  Berndt Thurner
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    Applebaum: 56 1/2 Ft.
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 646 Release Date: 03/21/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum
    Performer:  Mark Applebaum
    Conductor:  Fredrick Berry,  Mark Menzies
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Lawrence String Quartet,  Stanford Jazz Orchestra,  Inauthentica
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    Applebaum: The Bible Without God
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 649 Release Date: 03/21/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum
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    Applebaum: Disciplines
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 628 Release Date: 01/18/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum
    Performer:  Shannon Wettstein
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    Applebaum: Martian Anthropology / Stanford So
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 617 Release Date: 10/26/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum
    Performer:  Scott Walton,  Vanessa Tomplinson,  Aleck Karis
    Conductor:  Jindong Cai,  Ann Krinitsky,  J. Karla Lemon,  Mark Applebaum
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stanford Symphony Orchestra,  The UCSD Singers
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    Society Of Composers, Inc - Cornucopia
    Label: Capstone Records   Catalog: 8725 Release Date: 02/24/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum,  D'Arcy Reynolds,  Robert Paterson,  Lansing McLoskey  ... 
    Performer:  Helen Bledsoe,  D'Arcy Reynolds,  Igor Veligan,  Robert Goodhew  ... 
    Conductor:  Carmen Tellez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble
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    Applebaum: Intellectual Property / Schick, Et Al
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 602 Release Date: 01/20/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum
    Performer:  Mark Applebaum,  Terry Longshore,  Chris Chafe,  Jane Rigler  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paul Dresher Ensemble
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    Mark Applebaum: Catfish
    Label: Tzadik   Catalog: 7094 Release Date: 12/09/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum
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    Appelbaum: The Janus Remixes - Exercises In Auto-plundering
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 532 Release Date: 03/28/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum
    Performer:  Mark Applebaum
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    Sonic Circuits Vii - Halac, Applebaum, Frengel, Et Al
    Label: Innova (American Composers Forum)   Catalog: 116 Release Date: 12/07/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Christina Agamanolis,  Hideko Kawamoto,  Thomas Gerwin,  Timothy Oesau  ... 
    Performer:  Christina Agamanolis,  Hideko Kawamoto,  Thomas Gerwin,  Timothy Oesau  ... 
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    Mark Applebaum: Mousetrap Music
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 511 Release Date: 11/18/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Mark Applebaum
    Performer:  Mark Applebaum
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Mark Applebaum


MOST POPULAR WORKS
No. 1. Heliopolis
No. 2. Cosmo Drama
No. 3. Ontological Shock
No. 4. Outergalactic Discipline
No. 5. From Saturn to Alabama: Travels in Outer Space
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I. Incubation
II. Inventory
III. Echolalia
IV. Insight and Interjections
V. Cadeza and Relapse
No. 1. Heliopolis
No. 2. Cosmo Drama
No. 3. Ontological Shock
No. 4. Outergalactic Discipline
No. 5. From Saturn to Alabama: Travels in Outer Space
I. 56 1/2 ft.
II. Authenticity
III. Integrity
IV. Depth
V. Merit
VI. Seriousness
VII. 56 1/2 ft. (reprise)
Part I
Part II: Sixteen
Part III
Part IV: Mobile for Paper - Wristwatch: Alien Argot
Part V
Part VI: 48 Objects
Part VII
Part VIII: Keys, Strings, and Pencils
Part IX
Part X: Circulation
Part XI
Part XII: Wristwatch: Geology
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