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Composer Mark Applebaum to discuss his work, April 3

performer, improviser, electro-acoustic instrument builder and jazz pianist Mark Applebaum will discuss his work at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in 106 Woolworth as part of the Department of Music's Composers Colloquium series.

Applebaum, an assistant professor of composition and theory at Stanford University, has composed solo, chamber, choral, orchestral and electro-acoustic works that have been performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has received commissions from Betty Freeman, the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, Zeitgeist, MANUFACTURE (Tokyo), the Jerome Foundation and the American Composers Forum, among others.

Since 1990 Applebaum has built electro-acoustic instruments out of junk, hardware and found objects for use as both compositional and improvisational tools. In addition, he performs as a jazz pianist with his father, Robert Applebaum, in the Applebaum Jazz Piano Duo.

For more information, contact Stefan Weisman .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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