Mark Applebaum: The mad scientist of music

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When it comes to music, we all have our own opinion nowadays. We are all becoming singers, composers, writers, and so on. But the thing is, music is a personal experience. And sometimes, even the great Beethoven can sound boring to some people.

Mark Applebaum is an American composer and professor of music composition that tries to explain music to modern generation. He writes music that break the rules, and his TED talk has one simple goal: to inspire you to break the rules when creating music.

The question you might have is whether something is music, and whether it sounds good. You need to remember that you are not supposed to think it sounds good, as long as you are experimenting.

Mark is most famous for his experimentation in creating instruments that he likes to call electroacoustic instruments. For example, one of those instruments consists of nails, combs, threaded rods, wheels, ratchets and so on. It is all about improvisation.

During his TED talk, Mark tries to explain the main difference between interpreter and improviser. Check it out, you might get some creative inspirations.

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