Creative Conversation
Inside the subversively creative mind of Mark Mothersbaugh
May 14, 2020 · 40 min
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You may know Mark Mothersbaugh from his days as the frontman for the art-punk band Devo, but his career scoring film, TV shows, and video games stretches over 200 titles including Thor: Ragnarok, Dawson's Creek, Rugrats, Crash Bandicoot, and, yes, Tiger King. Not only is Mark clearly prolific and versatile, but his creativity also expands into building his own unique instruments, creating subversive visual art (e.g., a giant ruby turd), and more. In this episode, Mark explains how dismantling and rebuilding the tools of your craft can lead to creative breakthroughs, and how he’s learned to reconcile his art with the mainstream, which may or may not include subliminal messaging.

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