Rosenboom's Nothingness is Unstable on CalArts Expo

Rosenboom will present a live piano and computer/electronic performance drawing on excerpts from his Nothingness is Unstable and Earth Encomium as part of CalArts Expo 2018. Reflecting California Institute of the Arts’ experimental ethos, the Institute’s CalArts Expo rolls out its latest projects integrating cutting-edge engineering and computer science with visual and performing arts.

May 3 2018 - 7:30pm


California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355 - Percussion Room A300

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 to create an immersive musical wrapping.