Mark Applebaum: Catfish

Mark Applebaum: Catfish

by Mark Applebaum
     
 
"Ferneyhough Remix," an action-packed couple of minutes for two percussionists and tape using samples from Brian Ferneyhough's "Bone Alphabet" kicks off this colorful survey of Mark Applebaum's diverse activities as composer and improviser. The music displays a wide range of influences, from the ensemble piece "Janus" (shades of

Overview

"Ferneyhough Remix," an action-packed couple of minutes for two percussionists and tape using samples from Brian Ferneyhough's "Bone Alphabet" kicks off this colorful survey of Mark Applebaum's diverse activities as composer and improviser. The music displays a wide range of influences, from the ensemble piece "Janus" (shades of Varèse and French musique spectrale), written at the age of 25, to the fiercely avant-garde flute of "Entre Funérailles IV" via the fascinating motivic schemes of "Discipline V -- From Saturn to Alabama: Travels in Outer Space," the motorik frozen pitch virtuosity of "Omnibus Etude" and the wan white-note Feldman of "Meditation." True to the time-honored tradition of his adopted state of California, Applebaum also builds instruments, and his "mouseketier," a colorful pile of contact mic'ed junk, is featured on "Licensed To Fail," a brief improvised mix of strange gurgles and twangs also featuring Paul Dresher on his quadrachord. By way of homage and thank you to another notable "Janus," Tzadik label boss John Zorn, "Catfish" goes out in style with a cunning remix of Naked City's "Snagglepuss" that gives the curious impression of being twice as long as the original while having exactly the same duration.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/09/2003
Label:
Tzadik
UPC:
0702397709428
catalogNumber:
7094

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mark Applebaum   Primary Artist,Piano
Christopher Jones   Piano
David Savage   Bassoon
Brett Reed   Percussion
Karen Elaine Bakunin   Viola
Warren Gref   Horn
Arun Bhaduri   Violin
Hugh Livingston   Cello
Shannon Wettstein   Piano
Susan Barrett   Oboe
Helen Bledsoe   Flute
Terri Tunnicliffe   Clarinet
Lisa Cella   Flute
Harvey Sollberger   Conductor
Mark Menzies   Violin
Thomas Rosenkranz   Piano
Terry Longshore   Percussion
SONOR Ensemble of USCD   Ensemble
Steven Schick   Percussion
Ann Yi   Piano
Aiyun Huang   Percussion
Christopher Jones   Piano
Ivan Manzanilla   Percussion

Technical Credits

Paul Dresher   Engineer,Contributor
John Zorn   Executive Producer
Mark Applebaum   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Artwork,Cover Art,Impersonations
Jay Kadis   Engineer

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