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Rosenboom to Speak at UCLA Symposium, Mental Notes—Music, Cognition, & the Brain.
David Rosenboom will speak on this UCLA Psychology Interdisciplinary Events Symposium about his work involving self-organizing musical systems unitizing biofeedback paradigms that respond to musical information processing in the brain and meeting grounds for science and art.
May 23 2013 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
CNSI Auditorium, UCLA, Los Angeles
This presentation will include: 1) introductory thoughts on places science and art meet in deep theoretical questions, emphasizing music and neuroscience; 2) a brief survey of early work involving biofeedback paradigms in the arts; 3) a description of the author’s self-organizing musical system involving EEG concomitants for shifts of attention to features in musical forms; 4) recorded musical examples; and 5) speculations on new directions, including the non-linear resonance hypothesis of music perception, apprehending and processing complexity, further creative projects, and implications for music learning.
Tracks from Rosenboom's newest CDs will be featured at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 21st, on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles and 98.7 FM Santa Barbara and . Host John Schneider and Rosenboom will play samples from: Life Field (Tzadik), In the Beginning (New World Records), and Roundup Two (Art Into Life, Japan).
Mar 21 2013 - 11:00am
Rosenboom Speaks at UC Irvine Conference on New Directions in Graduate Music Programs
Collapsing the Composer/Performer Distinction—The Performer-Composer DMA Program in The Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts
Mar 1 2013 - 8:00pm to Mar 3 2013 - 12:30pm
Inaugural ICIT (Integrated Composition Improvisation and Technology) Symposium: New Directions in Graduate Music Programs, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UC Irvine. Rosenboom speaks during this conference on Saturday, March 2nd at 3:00 PM, CAC Colloquium Room.
Life Field and In the Beginning on De Concertzender Radio
Selections form the new CDs, Life Field, from Tzadik, and In the Beginning, from New World Records, will comprise a theme program on De Concertzender Radio in The Netherlands. The program will be available afterwards on the website.
Jan 28 2013 - 8:00pm
Program host, Mark van der Voort, also listed In the Beginning among the top three CDs of 2012. See:
In the Beginning on Radio Bremen
Selections from the In the Beginning double CD from New World Records will featured on Radio Bremen with host, Marita Emigholz.
Jan 17 2013 - 10:00pm
Highlighted will be In the Beginning: Etude I (Trombones) performed by Mike Svoboda and In the Beginning IV (Electronic) performed by David Rosenboom.
Rosenboom @ Indian Institute of Technology
Rosenboom will be a distinguished speaker and reviewer at the International Workshop on Art, Culture and Heritage "Synthesizing Creative Spaces - the Aesthetic to the Scientific."
Dec 8 2012 - 8:00am to Dec 10 2012 - 12:00pm
Indian Institute of technology, Jodhpur, India
IN THE BEGINNING — complete recordings on double-CD from New World Records
The first ever complete recordings of all eight works in Rosenboom's legendary IN THE BEGINNING series of works for ensembles, soloists, electronics and chamber orchestra, with new recordings by extraordinary musicians released in November 2012 on New World Records. Package includes extensive article about the music by composer, Chris Brown.
Nov 15 2012 - 9:00am
New York
See entry under WORKS, Work Type: RECORDINGS on this website:
HYMN OF CHANGE — quartet version to be released on COLD BLUE in November
HYMN OF CHANGE from BELL SOLARIS arranged for string quartet by Andrew Tholl will be released on the CD anthology, COLD BLUE TWO, from Cold Blue Music [#CB0036] on November 13, 2012.
Nov 13 2012 - 9:00am
Los Angeles
HYMN OF CHANGE was written in 1992 and later used in the piano work BELL SOLARIS—TWELVE MOVEMENTS FOR PIANO—TRANSFORMATIONS OF A THEME in 1998. This arrangement was recorded by the renowned Formalist Quartet in 2010.
Performance at REDCAT of David Rosenboom's 2001 composition, Four Lines, for string quartet and electronics by the Formalist Quartet and Rosenboom, part of SCREAM Finale.
Nov 10 2012 - 8:30pm
REDCAT, Los Angeles
SCREAM Finale — Co-presented by the Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music, the venerated annual music festival—begun in 1986—signs off in style, with works by four masters of the electro-acoustic idiom. The program includes works by Wadada Leo Smith, Barry Schrader, Anne LeBaron and David Rosenboom. Played by the Formalist Quartet, David Rosenboom’s Four Lines (2001) for string quartet and electronics experiments with “attention-dependent sonic environments.”
LIFE FIELD — CD released on TZADIK
Life Field, Retrospective Selections 1964-2004 is released on the Tzadik label in New York. This collection of new recordings by extraordinary musicians, archival materials, and an informative booklet surveys four decades of compositional work.
Oct 30 2012 - 9:00am
New York
For more descriptive material, photos and audio clips see the entry for Life Field on this website under WORKS, Work Type: RECORDINGS.
JUST PUBLISHED — A Conversation about Music between Iannis Xenakis and David Rosenboom 1983
Transcribed from video, a unique conversation between Xenakis and Rosenboom in the book, Xenakis Matters, Sharon Kanach (ed.), from Pendragon Press.
Oct 21 2012 - 9:00am
Hillsdale, New York
In March of 1983, composer-performer David Rosenboom, a long-time admirer of the work of Iannis Xenakis, and then Director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College in Oakland, California, arranged for Xenakis to have a residency at Mills during which Xenakis taught students, gave seminars and participated in concerts of his music. Sometime during that residency – the precise date is unknown – Rosenboom and Xenakis decided to engage in a conversation about music in front of a video camera in the Mills College Ensemble Room. They touched on a range of subjects, including music learning, the perception of musical forms, music cognition, cultural universals in music, and many other related matters.
Collapsing Distinctions @ UCSB, Media Arts and Technology Program
Rosenboom will present a seminar, Collapsing Distinctions — Music as Interactivity among Fields of Intelligence in Propositional Worlds.
Oct 2 2012 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
University of California at Santa Barbara, Media Arts and Technology, Graduate Program, Elings/CNSI 1601
Abstract — Tracing thought pathways connecting interstellar communication with apprehending musical forms, Rosenboom will discuss selected examples from his work over four decades that explore emerging principles of interactivity—music of many nows—emphasizing those that have employed technology to materialize or mediate propositional models of morphogenesis in music and media. Descriptions of current projects and speculations on non-ergodic excursions into adjacent possible futures will be included.
ROUND UP TWO - double CD Released
Japanese experimental music label, Art Into Life, has just released the new double-CD, DAVID ROSENBOOM — ROUND UP TWO, Selected music with electro-acoustic landscapes (1968-1984).
Sep 8 2012 - 12:00am
Art Into Life, a very interesting Japanese experimental music label, has just released the new double-CD, DAVID ROSENBOOM — ROUND UP TWO, Selected music with electro-acoustic landscapes (1968-1984). The contents include: B.C.-A.D. (The Moon Landing) (1969), with Salvatore Martirano; Musical Intervention 1979; Four Soundings from URBOUI (1968); Zones of Influence, Part I, The Winding of a Spring (1984); Music for Analog Computers (1968-1969); Musical Intervention 1982 and Trio II (1978), with Michael Byron and William Winant. The two CDs come in a beautiful, limited edition box along with a booklet describing the history of the pieces and performers.
Rosenboom @ Comprovisations International Workshop
Performance and research residency at Hexagram, Concordia University, Montreal
May 21 2012 - 9:00am to May 27 2012 - 12:00pm
Concordia University, Montreal
David Rosenboom was in residence at Hexagram—Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies at Concordia University in Montreal for the international workshop Comprovisations—Improvisation Technologies in the Performing Arts and to collaborate with composer Sandeep Bhagawati in a research project on interactive comprovisation, called Native Alien. In addition, Rosenboom gave four performances that included Native Alien, Hybrid VIII (PiAnimeaux) for MIDI piano and computer by Gerhard E. Winkler, Rosenboom's own Argus's Eyes See the Code of Small and Large from Bell Solaris for MIDI piano and computer, and other improvisations.
ARGUS'S EYES @ Walt Disney Family Museum, S.F.
Rosenboom performed his Argus's Eyes See the Code of Small and Large from Bell Solaris, with Yamaha Disklavier, and a duet with percussionist, William Winant, as part of Cage's MUSICIRCUS sponsored by CalArtsf at The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
Jan 28 2012 - 12:00pm
The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco
Rosenboom performed his Argus's Eyes See the Code of Small and Large from the concert length work for piano, Bell Solaris, in an expanded interactive version utilizing his own software and Yamaha Disklavier. The event was part of a day-long series of performances staged under the umbrella structure of John Cage's MUSICIRCUS, sponsored by CalArtsf, a CalArts alumni organization, at The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. The event concluded with a concert in the evening on which Rosenboom performed an improvised duet with his long-time friend and collaborator, renowned percussionist, William Winant.
Rosenboom @ Center for Advanced Musical Studies, Chosen Vale
Composer-in-Residence 2011 Percussion Seminar at the Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale.
Jul 4 2011 - 8:00am to Jul 10 2011 - 12:00pm
Enfield, New Hampshire
David Rosenboom was resident composer-in-residence in the 2011 Percussion Seminar at the Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale, New Hampshire. He lead workshops in composition and improvisation for percussionists and his compositions, Golden Gestures and Continental Divide were performed large percussion ensembles.
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