Exploring Mark Mothersbaugh’s Myopia: AT-LP60 Turntable Giveaway

Mark MothersbaughFrom his days as a member of the groundbreaking band DEVO, to his work as a Hollywood composer, Mark Mothersbaugh has been dedicated to creating art for over 40 years.

This summer, we’re proud to support the first-ever comprehensive retrospective of Mothersbaugh’s work – Myopia at the Akron Art Museum. This fascinating exhibit is presented jointly at the Akron Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA) and runs through August 28, 2016.

Myopia is a career-spanning traveling exhibition of Mothersbaugh’s creative output and includes works on paper, sculptures, installations, music and videos, spanning his years as a founder of DEVO to his ongoing present-day work as a visual artist and composer.

Presented in tandem at the Akron Art Museum and MOCA Cleveland, each location has a distinct focus and gives a unique look into a prolific mind. Showcasing the musical end of Mothersbaugh’s career, MOCA Cleveland’s exhibition features his early sketchbooks as well as documentation of DEVO’s earliest performances. The exhibit also details Mothersbaugh’s continual experimentation with musical instruments.

The Akron Art Museum focuses more on the visual art Mothersbaugh has created over the years. Sculptures, rugs and prints are all on display. Most impressive however, is a collection of 30,000 drawings done by Motherbaugh that served as inspiration throughout his career. By exploring both exhibits guests will gain a greater understanding of Mothersbaugh’s career and creative output.

Mark Mothersbaugh Myopia

The Akron Art Museum exhibit features listening stations where visitors can use ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones to listen to compositions spanning Mothersbaugh’s career, including selections from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Lego Movie and more.
AT-LP60 Turntable Myopia
A limited-edition vinyl record has been pressed to commemorate the exhibit in Mothersbaugh’s hometown of Akron, Ohio. Myopia – Akron, Ohio was created specially for the Akron exhibition, and will be available for sale at the Museum. An AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable will also be on display in the Museum store for all guests to enjoy.

Myopia presents a unique opportunity to take an in-depth exploration into the mind of an artist. Learn more about Myopia here.


Win an A-T Turntable and Limited-Edition Vinyl

The limited-edition Myopia – Akron, Ohio vinyl features six songs and was pressed into random colors by Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, Ohio. We’re excited to give away three copies of this exclusive vinyl, signed by Mothersbaugh himself. Don’t own a turntable? Never fear, one grand prize winner will also receive a red AT-LP60 turntable!

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What could you win? A signed copy of Mark Mothersbaugh’s Myopia – Akron, Ohio. One lucky winner will also win a red AT-LP60 turntable.

How to win? All you have to do is follow the directions in the widget below and tell us what music inspires you. Make sure to enter for both prizes!

How to improve your luck? You can earn additional contest entries by spreading the word on Twitter!

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  1. Ambient music inspires me most of all. Geir Jenssen aka Biosphere is single handily responsible for thrusting me into this sonic obsession

  2. I will forever be in a R&B phase. I’ll jump around music genres but I can always find myself listening to R&B everyday.

  3. I love a lot of genres, I can’t choose. My grandma loves Elvis Presley, and it’s for her I would like to win that turntable 🙂

  4. My favorite bands is early’90 rock like Green Day and Limp Bizkit.

  5. Music that makes you feel something — anything from songs with strong lyrics to 7-minute-long instrumentals.

  6. I am majorly inspired by the females of my childhood! That includes The Spice Girls, Celine, Britney, Whitney, Mary J, & Missy to name a few!

  7. Good old British rock from Pink Floyd and Beatles to Dire Straits and Coldplay. Also Prodigy and Aphex Twin. 🙂

  8. Well, I had a problem trying to leave a comment via my phone so I will try again from the desktop. What inspires music me most? I listen to a lot of the classics. Beatles, Hendrix, Zeppelin, etc. I have picked up most of the vinyl reissues for those bands. But I have also recently (in the last 6 months) discovered some great space age pop from Dick Schory, Les Baxter, Esquivel, Martin Denny and just about any of the old records from RCA Victor “In Living Stereo”.

    It is also a treat to see my two daughters (age 6 and 14) enjoy the vinyl resurgence. Both of them enjoy it when we put on a Beatles record at dinner time…. Now if I can only find time to play the Hendrix “Rainbow Bridge” reissue that just came in the mail. Hopefully this weekend! I’ll also note I am a fan of Devo and while I do not own any records by them I have several CD’s.

  9. I often listen to macklemore & ryan lewis but also moderat or nirvana can get me inspired.

  10. I love dance and house music. Big festivals with thousand people making me feel alive.

  11. I’ve been listening to a lot of classical lately – and EDM

    (Also, that’s my family in the picture!)

  12. Danny Elfman, Stan Ridgway, Mike Doughty, Gary Numan, The Faint, Ghostland Observatory, New Model Army, Toadies, Fu Manchu, Death From Above 1979, Mindless Self Indulgence, Skinny Puppy

  13. Mostly synth music. Also non-synth music has proven to be pretty good as well. Allot of Devo and Ultravox because they make super good music

  14. I love folk music for its acoustic purity. I love oldies music for its upbeat attitude or classic ballads.

  15. All types of music inspires on different days. From the aforementioned Mark Mothersbaugh (who always seems to inspire), to Gorillaz to Gangstagrass to some random beat heard through an open window…

  16. I’m inspired by Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, because a lot of his music is about recognizing a need for change in the world, and hoping to be that change.

  17. Rock, metal, edm, hip-hop, jazz, classical, and everything else in between inspire me in thousands of ways. Music inspires and motivates me to love, feel sympathy, empathy, question authority, question society, dance, exercise, and sleep. Music of every genre can inspire something in all of us.

  18. I love rock, but I appreciate any music that involves skill and talent.

  19. The music that inspires me changes from day to day. The genre doesn’t matter. Whatever gives me motivation.

    • Congratulations Sage! You’re the grand prize winner of the AT-LP60RD turntable and Myopia on vinyl! Please contact marcomm@atus.com to claim your prize. Thanks! – A-T USA

  20. Anything with great guitar solos such as Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd or Fade To Black by Metallica.

  21. Kevin Max. Beach house. and anything that has a musical integrity. Something from the soul…

  22. Evocative and unique music tends to inspire me most. More often than not electronic music fits the bill.

  23. The music that inspires the soundtrack to my life spans from the airy bossa nova of Astrid & Jobim with Getz to the cool jazz of Miles, Coltrane, Dizzy, Bird, Herbie, Chick and the new generation, and back to my new wave youth featuring B-52s, Devo, Bowie, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Tears For Fears, Siouxsie, Gary Numan … the list is endless…

  24. Evocative and unique music tends to inspire me most. More often than not electronic music fits the bill.

  25. All types of music. Music always inspires me in every single way

  26. I already said something on this page, but may I say I’m like really nervous? I really would like to win and constantly tweeted this giveaway and more people are seeing this because of that. It’s like betraying myself :p I hope it doesn’t turn into a disadvantage…please

  27. Queen and it’s frontman, Freddie Mercury for their creative lyrics and Mercury’s Command over an audience.

  28. i’ve been inspired by such a broad array of musicians, but lately some of the biggest influences are matt corby, andrew belle, tom misch, allen stone, and twenty one pilots.

  29. I love jazz and classical, but I’m opening up to every genre lately.

  30. Many genres of electronic music inspire me. Music in general has the ability to make me feel a certain emotion. I love music and it has always been an interest of mine

  31. Personally, any genre of music inspires me. Whether it be EDM or Indie or just soothing ambient music.

  32. I would say that the music that inspires me the most would be that of “Baths” Or “Gold Panda” and other indie-electronic artists. They just fill me with this feeling of emotion and curiosity that nothing but music could give.

  33. Originality, experimentation, thought, concept, and hard work.

  34. improvisation is a huge inspiration to me. I love listening to the same song played live at different times/places by certain musicians to see what they do with it.

  35. I’ve always been inspired by artists. The true sense of the term. Guys like Mothersbaugh, Bowie, Talking Heads, Daniel Amos, 77s, Mute Math, Bruce Cockburn. Guys that make me want to pick up a brush or a pen or guitar.

  36. Music that i can listen with my m50x’s inspires me to do anything.

    • Congratulations Ean! You’re one of the winners of our Myopia giveaway! To claim your autographed copy of Myopia on vinyl please contact marcomm@atus.com. Thanks! – A-T USA

  37. I’ve learned to not categorize music…or define them by genre because I feel that limits your music experience. Every Artist I have heard inspires me…. Their sound shows Character and creativity

  38. The history of music is on vinyl. I listen to all styles – rock, jazz. blues, country, soul, even classical. I love dropping that needle into the groove and pulling out what the artist was feeing 40, 50, even 60 years ago.

  39. I’m inspired by any kind of music that upon first listen, I have this feeling of shock, even revulsion, followed by me wanting to hear more of it, to hear music that sounds like it, to hear the music that preceded it, inspired it.

  40. I love hip hop music. I jam out to it on my ATH M50Xs all the time! It inspires me to work out hard every day

  41. I listen to many genres, from Bowie’s glam rock, Muse’s alternative and The Specials’ reggae to trip hop, rap and electronica, in both English and Spanish. But one of my favorite artists, who has a wide library of different genres, is Damon Albarn (the man behind Gorillaz and Blur!)

  42. Music inspires everything I do, from my hobbies to my career. All genres, depending on my mood for the day, or maybe the weather. I never sit in silence.

  43. Inspired by ambient, downtempo and glitched. Electro and electro accoustic are concerned.

  44. Great music is inspiring. Sometimes it’s rock, sometimes indie, sometimes pop, sometimes punk, sometimes experimental… always great.

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