On Friday, September 20th, Mauricio Rodríguez (D.M.A. Composition, '13) will have his work highlighted in the exhibit Meaning the Score: A Visual Exhibition of Music at Mountain View's Community School of Music and Arts's Mohr Gallery. (Meaning the Score closes November 10, 2019.)
Meaning the Score is an exhibition of graphic music scores. With his art, Rodríguez explores the dynamic relationship between music and its multiple forms of notation. The endless plasticity of music notation inspires the possibility of “listening” to sound and music by appreciating their visual representations. Rodríguez calls the works of this exhibit "Tyscores" -- hand-typed engravings produced on an old, heavy-duty music typewriter.
Rodríguez's art finds its expression through the lively interaction of music structure and visual representation. Educated as a musician and composer, he earned a D.M.A. at Stanford University. His chamber, orchestral, and multi-media works are frequently played in the United States and Europe. He teaches music theory and music technology at CSMA, as well as piano performance at San Jose City College. Since 2016, he has been a fellow of the Mexican Endowment for the Arts. Learn more about Mauricio on CSMA's blog.
Artist Reception: Meet Mauricio at a wine and cheese reception on Friday, September 20 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The event will feature music at 6:30, when Rodriguez will perform using a music typewriter accompanied by composer Matt Ingalls on clarinet.