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Guide to the Mark Mothersbaugh Scores for "Music for Six-Sided Keyboard" MSS.517

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Creator: Mothersbaugh, Mark
Title: Mark Mothersbaugh Scores for "Music for Six-Sided Keyboard"
Dates [inclusive]: 2017
Abstract: Mark Mothersbaugh is a singer, composer, record producer, author, and visual artist. Mothersbaugh co-founded the band Devo in 1973 with Gerald Casale and Bob Lewis, based on a satirical concept of the "de-evolution" and regression of humanity. The band's music, stage presence, and music videos combined pop sensibilities and synth instrumentation with social commentary, surrealist humor, and science fiction themes. Mothersbaugh has also composed numerous musical scores for film, television, commercials, and video games, in particular children's television shows and collaborations with director Wes Anderson. In addition to his musical career, Mothersbaugh is also a visual artist, with the notable touring retrospective in 2014, "Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia." This collection consists of scores used in a live performance of Mothersbaugh’s “Music for Six-Sided Keyboard,” which took place at the NYU Skirball Center on May 4, 2017, as part of the Grey Art Gallery’s programming for the "Myopia" exhibition.
Quantity: 1 linear foot in 4 oversize flat boxes
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.517