Meet the 'mad scientist of music'

A Stanford University professor and composer known for rule-breaking music will talk about his work at the opening of an exhibit of his scores.

Mark Applebaum was called “The Mad Scientist of Music” by, and is known for a concerto for a florist, a work for three conductors and no players, and his immense graphic musical scores.

He will give a lecture at 7p.m., at The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. The presentation coincides with the museum's opening of his new exhibit, The Metaphysics of Notation, which features his visually complex and engaging musical scores. During the run of the exhibition, a variety of musicians will perform their interpretations of the scores on Friday mornings.

There is no cost to attend, but a $5 donation is suggested for museum admission.