Intellectual Property

Description: 
Games people play
Composers: 
Mark Applebaum
Performers: 
Chris Chafe
Ivan Manzanilla
Jane Rigler
Mark Applebaum
Paul Dresher Ensemble
Ryan Francesconi
Steven Schick
Terry Longshore
Catalog Number: 
#602
Genre: 
experimental
new classical
electronic
Collection: 
flute
percussion
Mark Applebaum
piano
homemade instruments
Location: 

Palo Alto, CA

UPC: 
726708660222
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Jan 20, 2004
Liner Notes: 
View
Format: 
1 CD
Applebaum, M.: Intellectual Property I - Plundergraphic - Ferneyhough Remix - Mouseketier Praxis - Scipio Wakes Up - Pre-CompositioniTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.Intellectual Property I07:40$0.99
2.Plundergraphic04:43$0.99
3.Ferneyhough ReMix02:25$0.99
4.Mouseketier Praxis: Private and Consensual Activity I06:09$0.99
5.Mouseketier Praxis: Private and Consensual Activity II06:15$0.99
6.Mouseketier Praxis: Private and Consensual Activity III05:10$0.99
7.Mouseketier Praxis: Private and Consensual Activity IV08:01$0.99
8.Scipio Wakes Up12:47$-1
9.Pre-Composition11:41$-1

Intellectual Property

One Sheet: 

Mark Applebaum excels at reconciling apparent opposites. He's a rebel‹easily the longest-haired professor at Stanford‹and a highly-respected pedagogue. He creates electroacoustic sound sculptures from mundane pieces of junk‹nuts, bolts, wire, springs, and the like‹then proceeds to coax sublimely surreal sounds from them. Most importantly, Applebaum performs a breathtaking balancing act between the profound appreciation for sound and soundmaking that informs his compositions and the wit that gives them a particularly Applebaumian luster.

Applebaum is every bit as rich in range as he is in attributes. Intellectual Property's title track displays his command of pianistic elements (the man plays a wicked jazz piano), both composed and improvised, using a specially modified Yamaha Disklavier, while Pre-Composition utilizes only human voice to create an internal dialogue that will be all-too-familiar to anyone with writerˆs block. Other compositions (including Mouseketier Praxis, which showcases Applebaum's command of the mighty Mouseketier, one of his most powerful electroacoustic sculptures) explore the interface between electronic and acoustic sound sources in a thoroughly kaleidoscopic manner. The all-star line-up includes Steven Schick and the Paul Dresher Ensemble. In the world of Intellectual Property, anything that vibrates is fair game. And when Applebaum plays, he plays to win. 

Reviews: 

ALL MUSIC GUIDE

A mischievous album by a mischievous composer. Each track brings its load of surprises, the album as a whole portraying Mark Applebaum’s many interests: sound sculpture, electronics, acoustic instrumentation, and “composer humor,” so to speak. - Francois Couture

LAFOLIA.COM

It’s cleverer than any description. - Grant Chu Covell

PARISTRANSATLANTIC.COM, MAY 2004

[Applebaum] is a talented jazz pianist, improvisor and instrument builder, and this release -- his fourth for the Innova label if my arithmetic is correct -- reflects all these diverse facets of his musical personality. - Dan Warburton

DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY

Altogether a successful collection of wonderful sounds, ideas and compositions. Completely fascinating. Zappa would be smiling. - Downtown Music Gallery

PERFECT SOUND FOREVER - ONLINE MAGAZINE

Mark Applebaum presents a dizzying array of sounds. Intellectual Property offers a treasure trove of aural discovery. - Tom

SPLENDID MAGAZINE

Mark Applebaum is the MacGyver of experimental classical music. Give this man a potato, a hammer, a box of bent nails, a tennis racket and some electrical tape and he'll do more with it in an afternoon than most of his contemporaries would with a year in a state-of-the-art acoustics lab. In the often grim, severe world of experimental composition, it's refreshing to hear from someone who incorporates a touch of innocence and humor in his abstract art-music. Much more than a mere curiosity, Intellectual Property is a brilliant, lively collection of cinematic weirdness and experimentation -- like being inside Wayne Coyne's head, but with far more piccolos. - Steve English