Interview and demonstration of Four Lines performance excerpts produced for Italian educational television at Venice International University and Venice Conservatory of Music Benedetto Marcello, Venice, Italy.
"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."
Conductor. Anne LeBaron, Composers Recordings, Inc., CD 865, New York, 2000.
Conductor, pianist. On Michael Byron, Music of Nights Without Moon or Pearl, Cold Blue, CB0002, Venice, CA, 2000.
Music selections from—On Being Invisible II (Hypatia Speaks to Jefferson in a Dream) (1994–95) selections from the self–organizing, interactive multi–media chamber opera including: In the Beginning...Reasoned Mind; Evolution with Singular Events; Political Assertions; The Mathematics of Miscegenation; Logan's Speech; Philosophical Musings with a Sense of Reminiscing; performed by Sam Ashley, narrator; Teri DeSario and Roxanne Merryfield, dream voices of Hypatia and TJ, Rosenboom, computer music system measuring auditory event–related potentials (ERPs) from performers' brains, DSP synthesis, and HMSL software; on Transmigration Music, Centaur Records, Inc., Consortium to Distribute Computer Music, Vol. 30, #CRC 2940, , Baton Rouge, LA, 2000, [CD]
Classic works by Rosenboom of live electronic music involving extended musical interface with the human nervous system, including Portable Gold and Philosophers' Stones (1972) and On Being Invisible, Part I and Part II (1976-77), Pogus Productions, #21022-2, Chester, NY, 2000, [CD]
Conductor. On, Light Upon Light, Wadada Leo Smith, Tzadik, TZ 7046, New York, 1999.
[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] Song form for multiple voices (minimum 6) and freely realized harmonies with original text.
Trio with Anthony Braxton, reeds; David Rosenboom, piano, electronics, violin; and William Winant, percussion; recorded excerpt from a concert by this creative music collective trio at Mills College on October 11, 1986; on Bidi, Bidi, Bidi, CD accompanying the journal Bananafish, 13, Tedium House Publications, San Francisco, 1999
[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AND LINKS TO SEVERAL VIDEOS PROVIDED] For piano soloist; movements entitled, I. Fanfare for the Sun, II. In Contemplation of Transformation, III. The Right Measure of Opposites, IV. Phaeton Reaches for the Speed of Light, V. Daphne Nods in Consent, VI. Argus’s Eyes See the Code of Small and Large, VII. Callisto and Arcas in the Stars, VIII. The Cost of the Gift of Prophecy–Ocyrhoe’s Forfeiture, IX. Raven’s Wings Telling Tales, X. Hymn of Change, XI. Transformation Canon–For Pythagoras, and XII. Coda–The Past is Determined by the Impermanence of Perfect Memory.
[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD—PARTS COMING SOON] For full orchestra; always transforming and evolving musical shapes are arranged to create a rich counterpoint language; sixteen themes and their mutations appear in six movements set against the background of an anchor theme like rocks in a Zen garden; movements entitled, I. Melody–A Luminous Calm (Prologue), II. Idea–Seeing Mountains Through Spiders’ Webs, III. Nature–Growing Sounds, IV. Mood–When the Ground Screams, V. Spirit–Dragon Veins, and VI. Melody–As if in Clouds (Epilogue).
Pianist Katrina Krimsky's live recording from Merkin Hall in New York of Rosenboom's virtuosic 12-movement piano work, Bell Solaris, which was originally written for her, special artist's edition available from composer
[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD—PARTS COMING SOON] Version of movement IV from the complete work arranged for smaller orchestra (flute/piccolo, flute, oboe, oboe/English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, percussion, piano, strings).