Faculty Show and Mark Applebaum

David Bithell, Mechanism for the Separation of Truth and Beauty, (detail), 2012, video projection, USB microscope, solicited objects, petri dishes, custom software, variable dimensions.

David Bithell, Mechanism for the Separation of Truth and Beauty, (detail), 2012, video projection, USB microscope, solicited objects, petri dishes, custom software, variable dimensions.

Come and see the Schneider Museum of Art’s show, Seeing 8, featuring work by the Southern Oregon University Art Faculty. Featured artists include Marlene Alt, David Bithell, Cody Bustamante, Miles Inada, Kathleen Murney, Peg Sjogren, Robin Strangfeld, and Tracy Templeton. The exhibition will be on view through March 16, 2013.

Mark Applebaum, The Metaphysics of Notation

Southern Oregon University\’s Department of Performing Arts and Schneider Museum of Art present a series of concerts, talks, and an exhibition by acclaimed composer Mark Applebaum of Stanford University. Dubbed \”The Mad Scientist of Music\” by TED.com, Applebaum composes and performs music that breaks the rules: he has written a concerto for florist, composed a work for three conductors and no players, created immense graphic musical scores, built wild sound sculptures, and is an accomplished jazz pianist.

The Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo – Sunday, March 10, 7:30 PM, SOU Music Recital Hall, $15 general, free for students with I.D.
The Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo is a two-piano, four-hand, twenty-finger, multi-generational ensemble featuring Bob Applebaum and his son Mark Applebaum. They have concertized from California to Tunisia since their official formation as a duo in 2001. In 2002, they released their first CD on Innova Records: The Apple Doesn\’t Fall Far from the Tree.

Schneider Museum of Art Opening and Artist\’s Lecture – Mark Applebaum – The Metaphysics of Notation – Monday, March 11, 5:00-7:30 PM – Exhibition on View from March 4 through April 27, 2013
Schneider Museum of Art, Free Admission
 \”Mark Applebaum’s cryptic, painfully fastidious, wildly elaborate, and unreasonably behemoth pictographic score, The Metaphysics of Notation, consists of 70 linear feet of highly detailed, hand-drawn glyphs, two hanging mobiles of score fragments, and absolutely no written or verbal instructions. Installed for one year at the Cantor Arts Center Museum on the Stanford University campus it received 45 weekly performances from interpreters from around the world–solo artists and ensembles, acoustic and electronic musicians alike.\” (Innova Recordings).

The exhibit will be installed in SOU\’s Schneider Museum of Art Heiter Gallery for two months. The Schneider Museum of Art will present an opening reception of The Metaphysics of Notation beginning at 5:00 PM. Applebaum will speak at 6:00 PM in the Meese Auditorium of the SOU Art Building. The reception will continue after the lecture in the Schneider Museum of Art until 7:30 PM. Enoteca by EdenVale is donating and pouring wine at the reception.

Mark Applebaum, The Metaphysics of Notation No. 6, ink on paper, 2008, detail

Mark Applebaum, The Metaphysics of Notation No. 6, ink on paper, 2008, detail

Beginning March 15, the Schneider Museum of Art will present free weekly performances of The Metaphysics of Notation. Performers will interpret the score and the audience is welcome to sit and listen, or wander the gallery during the performances. All performances are on Fridays, from 11 AM-noon:
March 15: Compas: Terry Longshore, Bryan Jeffs, and Jacob Phelps-Ransom,
percussion trio
March 22: Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard, electro/acoustic musicians
April 5: David Bithell, trumpeter and electronic musician
April 12: Tessa Brinckman, flutist
April 19: Christine Williams, soprano
April 26: Jeff Richmond and Terry Longshore, trumpet and percussion

SOU Percussion Ensemble – The Music of Mark Applebaum – Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 PM, SOU Music Recital Hall, $5 general, free for students with I.D.
In the capstone event of Applebaum\’s residency, the Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Terry Longshore, will present a concert of Applebaum\’s music, including the world premiere of 30 for percussion ensemble.

All events at the Schneider Museum of Art are free. Tickets for performances at the Music Recital Hall may be purchased by calling the SOU Performing Arts Box Office at 541-552-6348 or at sou.edu/performingarts/boxoffice. For more information, please visit Southern Oregon University\’s Music website at sou.edu/music/recital_hall.