An Evening with Mark Mothersbaugh
Denver Film Fest 2022
Published Issue 106, October 2022
Denver Film Fest 2022 presents an Evening with Mark Mothersbaugh, featuring clips from five decades of work in music and film — from his earliest days as songwriter and frontman of the band DEVO to his scoring with such illustrious filmmakers as Taika Waititi, Wes Anderson, and Philip Lord and Christopher Miller.
Branching further into the realms of music video, TV and gaming, Mothersbaugh has collaborated with Neil Young, Brian Eno, Matt Groening, Paul Reubens, Tony Hawk and many more. In true renaissance fashion he has also created a large body of mixed-media art that was presented in his retrospective MYOPIA at MCA Denver in 2014-2015. Onstage for this one-on-one interview with Jonathan Palmer of BMG Creative Synch, the talk will be complemented by clips and snippets from Mothersbaugh’s past portfolios as well as a sneak peek of upcoming work.”
Friday, November 11 at 7 p.m. at Freyer-Newman Center | Denver Botanic Gardens | 1085 York Street
Tickets available starting Friday, October 7 | More info & tickets: denverfilm.org
Mark Mothersbaugh is one of this era’s most unique and prolific composers. Deeply aware of the ability of precise, multi-faceted artistic expression to deliver vital social commentary, he has perpetually challenged and redefined musical and visual boundaries. Mothersbaugh co-founded influential rock group DEVO, and then parlayed his avant-garde musical background into a leading role in the world of scoring for filmed and animated entertainment, interactive media and commercials.
As an award winning composer, his credits include Moonrise Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Enlightened, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, Pee Wee’s Playhouse, and the hugely successful Rugrats television, stage and film franchise.
Through his multimedia company, Mutato Muzika, Mark has scored hundreds of commercials. Mothersbaugh received the BMI Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement at the organization’s 2004 Film/TV Awards. He can currently be seen as the art teacher on the hit television series, Yo Gabba Gabba!
Check out Mark’s September Back Cover, Tony Hawk x Mark Mothersbaugh collaboration for Independent Trucks, or head to our Explore section to see more by this talented creative.