Works

"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."

[YouTube VIDEO EXCERPT POSTED HERE] A major collaborative work with Indonesian dancer/choreographer/artist Sardono W. Kusumo, artist and lighting designer Jennifer Tipton, composer David Rosenboom, and video/animation artist Maureen Selwood. Rosenboom created live electronic music for this work making extensive use of processed audio samples from the environment and people of Papua, Indonesia.

The world premiere and only complete recording of all sections of this 1969-71 seminal work, with extensive booklet including an articles by composer, Chris Brown, and philosopher, Sande Cohen; tracks include Section I (essential tension to universe) Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick cellos; Section II (symmetrical harmonies in chaotic orbits) David Rosenboom electronics, computer; Section III (world) Vinny Golia contrabass saxophones; Section IV (life) Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick cellos, Vinny Golia winds, David Rosenboom field recordings; Section V (humanity) Swapan Chaudhuri tabla, Vinny Golia winds, Aashish Khan sarode, Daniel Rosenboom trumpet, David Rosenboom piano, computer; I Nyoman Wenten pemade; Section VI (culture) PLOTZ! and DR. MiNT double rock bands; Section VII (impression) David Rosenboom piano in expanded pelog tuning, I Nyoman Wenten pemade, William Winant jegog, calung; Section VIII (unification) Daniel Rosenboom trumpets, David Rosenboom piano, drawbar organ, computer; Section IX (links) David Rosenboom piano, computer, I Nyoman Wenten Balinese drum, William Winant marimba; on historical recordings in Sections II & V, Donald Buchla, Thomas McFaul, Lynn Newton, Gerald Shapiro, Michael Slevin; New World Records, #80689-2, New York, 2009, [2-CD set]

[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.

Interview by Martine Bellen concentrating on the creation of AH! opera no-opera, online: http://www.martinebellen.com/

Live recording of Predictions, Confirmations & Disconfirmations (1991) by Rosenboom and pianist, J.B.Floyd, with HFG (Hierarchical Form Generator) software written in HMSL (Hierarchical Music Specification Language) and two Yamaha Disklavier pianos, as released on EMS 50, In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University of Illinois Experimental Music studios (1958-2008), University of Illinois School of Music at Urbana-Champaign, 2008, [4-CD set]

[PDF AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] A statement about music education written for the groundbreaking ceremony of The Wild Beast music pavilion at California Institute of the Arts and published in the magazine, CalArts, Spring/Summer 2008.

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).

Re-mastered version form the original 1981 vinyl LP on Street Records (Detroit), a journey in sonic imagery performed by Rosenboom on Buchla Touché & 300 Series Electric Music Box, piano, violin and percussion. Also includes And Out Come the Night Ears for piano and Buchla 300 Series Electric Music Box in a never before released, unedited version, part of which was heard on the 1979 vinyl LP from 1750 Arch Records (Berkeley, CA), Rosenboom and Buchla: Collaboration in Performance; Includes a booklet with an article on the music by composer, Chris Brown, and a Composer's Note; New World Records, #80668-2, New York, 2007, [CD]

[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.

[NOTES IN FRENCH ABOUT THE WORK AVAILABLE HERE] Multi-media performance/installation work with texts exploring truth and fiction in stories about artists, music, and video; conceived by Geneviève Sabaté-Verseau, texts written and performed by Jean De Loisy, images by Fabien Rigobert, and live music with electronics, processed voice, and piano by David Rosenboom; realized at Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, Angers, France.

[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] Slow and sultry piano solo piano with improvisational components, may also be arranged or orchestrated, refers to the poem, Secretum, by Martine Bellen, which in turn refers to Secretum by Francesco Petrarca.

Percussion—one track. Another new release by the historically significant group that began as Time and eventually reformed as Think Dog!, started in 1967 by composers, Lynn David Newton, Tom McFaul, and David Rosenboom, later joined by plucked-string musician, Richard Stanley, and drummer, Bob Stuhler, to explore avant garde rock and experimental sound worlds. Rosenboom plays on one track of this release containing recordings made in 1969-70, Shadoks, LP 063, Germany, 2005.

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