Live electronic performance with life-form sounds articulated by large banks of complex digital resonator circuits, shaped with analog acoustic sources, and diffused into space with the unique Geluso 3D Sound Object.
"There are two basic principles of musical structure I rely on. The first is expressed by the force of attraction, (gravity, love, concentration, creation), and the second lies in the idea of repetition, (materialization, duration). My mindfulness of this constitutes the only score. I find I must wait before the beginning of each performance until I am surprised by the first sound I make and the fact that it is made. Then, I feel ready to proceed."
[PDF OF SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] Unverifiable Intuitions is a solo for a creative pianist. It was originally written for contemporary music pianist Satoko Inoue to premiere at Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall on 6 March 2016.
[PDF OF SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] Lucha's Quinceañera Song, music by David Rosenboom and text by Janine Salinas Schoenberg, was written for the "mobile opera for 24 cars," Hopscotch, produced in Los Angeles in 2015 by The Industry, conceived and directed by Yuval Sharon. Lucha's Quinceañera Song served as Chapter 4 in Hopscotch. A solo voice and piano/keyboard score is provided. For Hopscotch an arrangement was made by Jerónimo (Jxel) Rajchenberg using Mexican stringed instruments. That version has been recorded and released on Hopscotch from The Industry Records.
[PDF OF PROGRAM NOTES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] Portable Gold and Philosophers' Stones (Deviant Resonances) is a work for two brainwave performers in which the acts of performance focus on active imaginative listening. In this work listening is elevated to the level of performative practice along with techniques for brainwave biofeedback in live musical contexts. Computer music and brainwave monitoring and analysis systems, along with a MIDI keyboard or Yamaha Disklavier piano and employed by a third performer.
[PDFs OF SCORE AND PARTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] Hades, music by David Rosenboom and text by Erin Young, was written for the "mobile opera for 24 cars," Hopscotch, produced in Los Angeles in 2015 by The Industry, conceived and directed by Yuval Sharon. Hades served as Chapter 26 in Hopscotch. The score calls for four principal singers—soprano, two baritones, and bass—, a "River Voice" trio—two sopranos (one high/coloratura) and mezzo-soprano—, three trumpets, and three percussion. Hades has been recorded and released on Hopscotch from The Industry Records.
[PDF OF SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] The Experiment, music by David Rosenboom and text by Erin Young, was written for the "mobile opera for 24 cars," Hopscotch, produced in Los Angeles in 2015 by The Industry, conceived and directed by Yuval Sharon. Hades served as Chapter 20 in Hopscotch. The score calls for: one baritenor voice, one tenor voice, one actor, one electronics-software performer, and four brainwave performers—these were audience members in Hopscotch 2015—who wear EEG monitoring devices and perform as active imaginative listeners. Additional possibilities employing more live performers in creative concert versions are noted in the score. Performance software for the piece has been created by the composer using the Reaktor DSP program and Muse-I/O with MUSE™ brainwave monitoring headbands. This software also includes pre-recorded sound samples and tracks. It is also possible to re-create all of these components to suite the needs of new performance initiatives.
Ringing Minds is a collaborative work created by David Rosenboom, Tim Mullen and Alexander Khalil, premiered on May 31st, 2014, at Mainly Mozart's "Mozart and the Mind" festival in La Jolla, California, and presented again on May 23rd, 2015, at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Ringing Minds explores collective brain responses interacting in a spontaneous musical landscape aided by recent advances in sensing technology and powerful tools for analyzing electroencephalograms (EEGs) of multiple brains.
[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD.] The Accidental Lion is a solo piano piece originally written for contemporary pianist Vicki Ray. Though first premiered as part of her "exquisite corpse" project of piano music, it is intended to stand alone as a solo piano piece.
[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] String quartet arrangement by Andrew Tholl of the Xth movement of Bell Solaris. Recording by the Formalist Quartet released on Cold Blue Two anthology.
[DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] AH! (2009) opera no-opera; opera generator, template for endless operas; created in collaboration with writer, Martine Bellen; see AH! website for more.
An accessible solo for young pianists, inspired by R&B explored through contemporary techniques, included in Elena Riu's R&B Collection: 17 Contemporary Piano Pieces Inspired by R&B, Boosey & Hawks, London, (2008).
[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] A subtle and hard driving solo piano piece linking rhythm and blues inspirations with Zen-soul and forms of gradual processes, in memory James Brown and with reference to Chi-fo (a.k.a. Feng-seng), may also be arranged or orchestrated and improvisations added.