Solo violin and bank of resonators realized with computer software and linked through various harmonic constructions that can be controlled in real-time to extract ringing chords with elision, melisma and ornamentation driven by the pitch and amplitude content of the violin sound.
"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."
For eight singers and interactive computer music system, created for the dance by choreographer, Tina Yuan; singers use wireless microphones and move on stage with dancers; three movements derived from the earlier composition, Attunement, performed as movement one; movements two and three successively deconstruct the text and vocal sounds of Attunement in various ways to activate signal processing software and create musical textures for the remaining parts of the work.
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.
Interview by E. Soltes (video and transcription) for Oral History of American Music. New Haven, CT: Yale University.
New song forms performed by Jacqueline Humbert, with electronic soundscapes and arrangements by David Rosenboom with others, produced by Jacqueline Humbert and David Rosenboom, includes pieces by Sam Ashley, Mosquitolove, David Rosenboom, Attunement, Joan La Barbara, Via Dolarita, street of sorrows, street of sighs, Robert Ashley, Don’t Get Your Hopes Up and Empty Words, George Manupelli, Short Subject, Jacqueline Humbert, Profile, James Tenney, Listen…!, Larry Polansky, A Pregnant Pause, Alvin Lucier, Lullaby, Gustavo Matamoros, Peace Piece, Katrina Krimsky, Grace, and Humbert and Rosenboom, Adieu and Oasis in the Air (2004 version), Lovely Music Ltd., #LCD 4001, New York, 2004, [CD]
New realization of 1969 composition performed by Libby Van Cleve, oboe with extended techniques, and Rosenboom, digital simulation of original circuitry with Reaktor software, CD contained in the book, Van Cleve, Libby: Oboe Unbound , Scarecrow Press, Lanham, MD, 2004.
Preface in Bohn, J. M. The music of American composer Lejaren Hiller and an examination of his early works involving technology. (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press), i-xix.
Part of show about interstellar communications, BBC Radio 4, UK [broadcast 9/20/04].
[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] A major solo work for piano in four movements plus a theme, using a technique of scoring with configuration spaces and virtuosic material that can be organized in various ways. Thus, many versions of Twilight Language may be realized. The work was written originally for contemporary pianist Vicki Ray who has also recorded her version on the CD, Life Field, from Tzadik.
[PDF AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] An extensive monograph exploring what experimental music can teach us about recognizing and communicating with forms of intelligence other than our own, including examples from several decades of the author's work and with implications for the future of interactive processes and media.
This article has been cited often. However, it was created for a book/journal collection that never appeared. All of it's content is contained in the larger monograph, Collapsing Distinctions: Interacting within Fields of Intelligence on Interstellar Scales and Parallel Musical Models, which is available on this website under Written Works - Books.
In Avanzini, G., Faienza, C., Lopez, L., Majno, M., and Minciacchi, D. (Eds.). The Neurosciences and music, Volume 999 of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, (New York: NYAS), 263-271. doi: 10.1196/annals.1284.037.