Rosenboom will perform live electronic works with the unique Geluso 3D Sound Object at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn as part of the 2017 New York Electronic Arts Festival presented by Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center. A new piece created for the event, Nothingness is Unstable, will also blend in excerpts from The Experiment for moving voice sounds responding to brainwaves, originally written for Hopscotch (mobile opera for 24 cars produced by The Industry in L.A.). A performance by vocalist, sound artist, and composer Viv Corringham will also be presented on this event.
Nothingness usually collapses into something-ness—the phenomenal particularities of experience. Musical particularities—musics of many nows, containing fine structures with created pasts and futures, also spring from initially undefined singularities of experience into multiple dimensions of mutual interactivity. In this work, Rosenboom interprets his drawings Natural Scores and harmonic cycle system Earth Encomium to explore this paradigm in live electronic performance. Life-form sounds collected in Indonesia and the US are articulated by large banks of complex digital resonator circuits, shaped by performing actions with analog acoustic sources, and diffused into space with the unique Geluso 3D Sound Object to create an immersive musical wrapping. Into this sonic environment Rosenboom also blends excerpts from his interactive piece The Experiment, which was written for Hopscotch, a mobile opera for 24 cars produced by The Industry in Los Angeles in 2015. In this scene, voices move around in 3D sound space while responding via brainwaves to questions posed by an anxious investigator trying to determine if Heaven and Hell are merely features of the mind.