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."

[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] Naked Curvature (Four Memories of the Daimon) (2001) is a whispered chamber opera and symbolic concerto grosso referring to particular mystical writings of William Butler Yeats and others for instrumental sextet (flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano/Midi keyboard, and percussion/Midi mallet instrument), whispering voices, electronics and interactive computer software; score has modular sections which may be used to construct various performances.

Scores arranged for four different instrumentations with instruments specified by range: 1) two high and two low instruments, 2) two high instruments, 3) two pianos or other keyboards covering the piano range and 4) four trumpets; score may also be played by multiples of four instruments—for example, twelve trumpets—with parts doubled or distributed and arranged in space; parts are played in loose synchrony with electronic tracks provided on a CD; solo improvisations may be inserted at various points in the score.

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. 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.

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

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.

[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

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