Deviant Resonances—Live Electronic Music With Instruments, Voices and Brains is due out from PARMA Recordings/Ravello Records on March 8, 2019. This major recording project will include first-time releases of works from 1990 to 2018, including pieces that interface advanced electronics and computer music systems with piano, Yamaha Disklavier, voices, brainwave performers, South Indian mrdangam drum, and string quartet. Listeners will experience a constant volley between electronic and conventional instruments as they warp time and space, embellish the soundscape, and attempt to achieve a perfect synchrony. The release will include both a double-CD with informative booklet and digital formats.
Rosenboom will be special guest in residence at this International Course for Composers and Percussion Players taking place in Central Czechia close to the UNESCO cultural heritage city of Litomyšl. The symposium includes daily concerts, lectures, individual lessons, and roundtables for an international audience of participants.
David Rosenboom will present a full concert of original works as composer-pianist on the series Experimentación Lontano at the Center for Experiments at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The program will survey several decades of Rosenboom's compositions for piano, interactive algorithmic/electronic systems interfaced with piano and Disklavier, works incorporating systematic improvisation, and more.
Rosenboom's well known "Portable Gold and Philosophers' Stones (Deviant Resonances)", a work built on the concept of "listening as performance" for brainwave active imaginative listeners, computer-electronics, and auxiliary instrument(s) will be presented by L'ina GRM and Radio France during a weekend of concerts called FOCUS.
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.
Wake up, the world’s on fire!” (Lawrence Ferlinghetti). This assemblage of aesthetico-political music for contemplation and empowerment features postgenre sounds for vigilance against the commodification of ignorance and the barbarization of democracy. Rosenboom and his team perform with instruments, electronics, and voices and add prescient, prophetic lines by socio-political seers: Ferlinghetti, Foucault, Pythagoras via Ovid, Sun-tzu, Mark Twain, and others. Interlacing evocative, virtuosic music with images by Lewis Klahr, whose uniquely idiosyncratic films use found images to explore the intersection of memory and history. “With my burnt hand, I write on the nature of fire.” (Flaubert).