Mark Zelesky - Technical Library Assistant
Mark Zelesky is a librarian and freelance musician in the Philadelphia area. Previous library experience includes a fellowship at the Library of Congress and a public services position at Northwestern University. He received a Master's of Library Science from Louisiana State University, and bachelor's degrees in 20th Century English Literature and Saxophone Performance from Northwestern University, where he studied with Dr. Frederick Hemke. He is the assistant editor of CODEX, a journal of academic librarianship in Louisiana. When he is not working in the Wilson Music Library, he arranges music for his orchestra of one, performing on saxophone, clarinet, oboe, recorder, piano, organ, voice, synthesizers, toy piano, and household objects. Recent performances include re-imaginings of the songs of Kate Bush, Laurie Anderson, and Nico, a new arrangement of the ballet Les Sylphides, and the "Counterpoint" works of Steve Reich. He is a frequent collaborator in the Philadelphia area, working with chamber groups and performance artists to explore the synthesis of pop, the classical tradition, and the avant-garde.