All Events

David Rosenboom @ Synapse - Le Laboratoire, Paris
"Celestial Music - A Question of Simultaneity — In the context of our current exhibition The Refusal of Time - Prologue by William Kentridge, Peter Galison and Philip Miller, Le Laboratoire cordially invites you to a conference with experimental music composer, David Rosenboom. The theme will focus on the musical resonance in the Universe and its simultaneous listening ability on the Earth. The conference will be moderated by David Edwards, founder of Le Laboratoire and Professor at Harvard University
May 30 2011 - 7:00am
Le Laboratore, Paris
Rosenboom & Preston @ Comédie de Caen, Centre Dramatique National de Normandie
Composer, David Rosenboom, and director, Travis Preston, in residence to work with artists of Comédie de Caen to develop a theatrical presentation of Rosenboom's composition, Systems of Judgment, and present workshops and symposia.
May 23 2011 - 9:00am to May 28 2011 - 12:00pm
Théâtre d’Hérouville, Caen, France
Daniel Rosenboom Septet - Fallen Angeles
David Rosenboom, pianist, plays with the Daniel Rosenboom Septet, featuring the compositions of Daniel Rosenboom as heard on the group's new CD, Fallen Angeles.
May 4 2011 - 8:00pm
Royal-T, Los Angeles
Matt Barbier plays In the Beginning: Etude I (Trombones)
Trombonist, Matt Barbier, performs his unique, solo trombone realization of Rosenboom's In the Beginning: Etude I (Trombones).
Apr 16 2011 - 8:00am
Los Angeles
Daniel Rosenboom Septet - Fallen Angeles
David Rosenboom, pianist, plays with the Daniel Rosenboom Septet, featuring the compositions of Daniel Rosenboom also heard on the group's new CD, Fallen Angeles.
Apr 13 2011 - 8:00pm
The Stone, New York, NY
Rosenboom @ MIT Media Lab
David Rosenboom in residence at the MIT Media Lab to observe and interact with project leaders there and to give a presentation on his work.
Apr 11 2011 - 8:00am to Apr 12 2011 - 12:00pm
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
Daniel Rosenboom Septet - Fallen Angeles
David Rosenboom, pianist, plays with the Daniel Rosenboom Septet, featuring the compositions of Daniel Rosenboom also heard on the group's new CD, Fallen Angeles.
Jan 27 2011 - 9:00pm
The Blue Whale, Los Angeles
Daniel Rosenboom Septet - Fallen Angeles
David Rosenboom, pianist, plays with the Daniel Rosenboom Septet
Jan 27 2011 - 8:00pm
The Blue Whale, Los Angeles
Rosenboom @ Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts
David Rosenboom in residence at Janáček Academy to perform his Systems of Judgment, give seminars on his work and teach advanced composition students.
Dec 6 2010 - 8:00am to Dec 10 2010 - 12:00pm
Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Brno, Czech Republic
Rosenboom @ Palacky University
Rosenboom in residence at Palacký University to give a presentation titled, "Collapsing Distinctions: Interacting within Fields of Intelligence on Interstellar Scales and Parallel Musical Models," and a performance of his work, Systems of Judgment.
Nov 6 2010 - 10:00am
Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Rain Coloring Forest
World premiere of Rain Coloring Forest, an extraordinary collaboration by Sardono W. Kusumo, Jennifer Tipton, David Rosenboom and Maureen Selwood.
Sep 16 2010 - 8:30pm to Sep 19 2010 - 8:30pm
REDCAT, Los Angeles
In the premiere performances of Rain Coloring Forest evocative movement and music emanated from a lush visual environment created during a REDCAT residency by legendary Indonesian visionary Sardono W. Kusumo and his dancers in collaboration with artist and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton, composer David Rosenboom, and video/animation artist Maureen Selwood. Sardono had created a vast collection of 30-foot tall scroll paintings inspired by the Tibetan "Tanka" form. A virtual forest of hanging paintings was transformed by Tipton's mastery of light and shadow into a compelling and evolving visual environment for performance. Vivid movement and musical elements, both contemporary and ancient, brought new dimensions to the rainforest imagery, evoking rituals of historic Indonesian tribes and deeply personal quests for peace and a sense of belonging in a time of visceral global change. Multi-dimensional projections, including abstracted imagery of dances new and old, were combined with a rich, live score of electronic sounds shaped by vocal gestures expanding on the universal themes of gesture, sound, dance and light. Rain Coloring Forest was made possible by the Contemporary Art Centers (CAC) network, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), with major support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The link above is to video excerpts taken from these performances.
AH! Opera No-Opera
The world premiere performances of AH!, an international, collaborative, interactive opera project were presented to sold-out houses at REDCAT in Los Angeles during September, 2009
Sep 16 2009 - 8:30pm to Sep 18 2009 - 8:30pm
REDCAT Theater
The AH! opera no-opera is a language/theatrical/musical soundswordsoundsworld experience for an interactive audience of Creative Engagers. AH! opera no-opera integrates sound and word, such that music and libretto are not separate, not different from one another (not one and another at all), born from the origins of both music and language, illuminating their power to both differentiate and join human beings. Inspired by the nonsectarian spirit of the Buddhist Diamond Sutra, composer-performer David Rosenboom and poet-writer Martine Bellen developed an interactive opera generator in the shape of a Mandala (Wheel of Life) with 13 interlinking, hyperlinking stories, and their movable parts and pathways. The first public performance versions of AH! opera no-opera were presented to enthusiastic, sold-out audiences at REDCAT in Los Angeles on September 16, 17, and 18, 2009, with staging by director Travis Preston, scenic design by Christopher Barreca, video design by Jeremiah Thies, choreography by Mira Kingsley, lighting design by Laura Mroczkowdki, and a host of other contributing artists. Garnering critical acclaim and widespread recognition in the media, these performances were realized with the generous support of the Transatlantic Arts Consortium and the Evelyn Sharp Foundation as part of A Counterpoint of Tolerance project. Ten composer/performers from around the world were brought together to investigate—through musical collaboration—human conditions in the new era of globalization. These performances of AH! were the blooming implications of that peaceful illumination! The collaborating composer-performers were Iván Caramés Bohigas (Spain), Michael-Thomas Foumai (US-Hawaii), Alex Kotch (US-North Carolina), Claudio Maldonado (Argentina-Patagonia), Vedran Mehinovic (Bosnia), Natalie Oram (UK), Doo Jin Park (Korea), Jerónimo (Jxel) Rachenberg (Mexico), Diana Syrse Valdés Rosado (Mexico), and Xiaolang Zhou (China).
How Much Better If Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims
First ever, complete documentation in new recordings of all sections of this historic piece from 1969 was released on a double-CD by New World Records.
May 1 2009 - 8:00am
New York
An amazing group of artists has contributed to this recording of How Much Better If Plymouth Rock Had Landed On The Pilgrims (New World Records), including Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla), Vinny Golia (winds), Aashish Khan (sarod), Daniel Rosenboom (trumpets & co-production), David Rosenboom (piano, electronics & co-production), I Nyoman Wenten (Balinese instruments), William "Willie" Winant (marimba & Balinese instruments), Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick (cellos), two progressive rock/new music/metal bands from Los Angeles, Plotz! & DR. MiNT, master recording engineer, John Baffa, piano technician, Alan Eder, and others. A 28-page booklet is included with informative and stimulating essays by Chris Brown and Sande Cohen. "If the facility [REDCAT] has revealed anything, it is that David Rosenboom, who heads CalArts School of Music, is one of America's most under appreciated composers. That couldn't have been clearer earlier this month when he revived 90 minutes' worth of his obscure 1969 epic, 'How Much Better If Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims,' for Indian tabla and sarode, deep winds, Balinese gamelan instruments, keyboards and a Javanese dancer. Minimalism, jazz improvisation and a variety of world music traditions met and had a blast." Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, November 30, 2008