The Blue Cloak

There is a lot I could say about Applebaum’s The Blue Cloak, but no matter why you want to hear this piece, you’ll definitely want to hear the mouseketier, “an original electroacoustic sound-sculpture, a musical Frankenstein made of junk, hardware, and found objects—threaded rods, nails, springs, doorstops, Astroturf, steel wheels, bronze braising rod, ratchets, etc.—that is played with chopsticks, violin bows, knitting needles, brushes, plectra, and wind-up toys, and whose sounds are grossly transformed in performance by a battery of live electronics.”

See, I told you.

—MS