The Metaphysics of Notation

March 01, 2018, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Hear members of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony perform Mark Applebaum’s highly inventive and cryptic composition “The Metaphysics of Notation” inside the exhibition Mark Applebaum: Picturing Music. “The Metaphysics of Notation” is a pictographic score consisting of 70 linear feet of highly detailed, hand-drawn glyphs, two hanging mobiles of score fragments, and absolutely no written or verbal instructions. Nat Dickey (trombone), Timothy Nelson (viola), and Carlyn Hendler (flute) will perform the pictographic composition, while FM Ballet principal dancer Camille Federowich will interpret their performances through movement.

Join us for a unique evening exploring the avant-garde in art, music, and movement.
Free and open to the public.


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Other Exhibitions

Spring Gala 2018

April 05, 2018 - May 05, 2018
Art Auction Preview

Every year, Plains Art Museum hosts one of the region’s finest art auctions in conjunction with our Spring Gala. The auction is not only a great exhibition of contemporary art, but is your chance to build a collection, support the livelihoods of artists, and support your art museum.

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Architecture for the Birds

March 22, 2018 - August 25, 2018
NDSU Department of Architecture & Landscape Architecture

Architecture for the Birds is a popular annual exhibition in partnership with the North Dakota State University Department of Architecture & Landscape Architecture that epitomizes the creative process.

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Cayla Skillin-Brauchle: STAT!

March 22, 2018 - May 31, 2018

STAT! investigates the relationship between our lived experiences and the data and statistics that are used to describe those experiences. Inspired by infographics and visualizations of data, Cayla Skillin-Brauchle explores the aesthetics of data in a time when the dissemination of information is acutely political.

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[re]living

February 03, 2018 - April 28, 2018
New Work by Josh Zeis

Local veteran and artist, Josh Zeis, brings to you his latest series of mixed media sculpture comprised of etched and molded copper, stoneware, and steel.

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Mark Applebaum

February 01, 2018 - June 09, 2018
Picturing Music

“The Mad Scientist of Music,” a modern-day John Cage, and provocative integrator of art forms, Mark Applebaum masterfully crafts intricate visual artworks of signs and symbols that can also be interpreted and played by musicians.

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