First-ever, fully realized recording of the major, concert-length composition by Rosenboom for percussion and computer/electronics that in 1984-1985 introduced new virtuoso performance techniques along with significant developments in real-time algorithmic composition and advanced interactive linking of percussion instruments with software. Hear extraordinary percussionist William Winant driving electronics, noise, real-time algorithmic composition models, interactive morphological dynamics, auxiliary keyboard and glissando instruments, and the new Touché II software instrument. Package includes two CDs and booklet with illustrated article about Zones of Influence and its history.
Check out this CD from Tzadik containing a selection of Rosenboom's pieces from 1964 to 2004 spanning an extraordinary range of styles and media.
Complete trilogy available on CDs from New World Records: HOW MUCH BETTER IF PLYMOUTH ROCK HAD LANDED ON THE PILGRIMS ( 2 CDs), IN THE BEGINNING (2 CDs), & FUTURE TRAVEL (1 CD); includes writings about the works by Chris Brown.
ZONES OF INFLUENCE - LONG AWAITED COMPLETE & FULLY REALIZED RECORDING BY ROSENBOOM AND WINANT RELEASED ON POGUS
Zones of Influence (1984-85) is a propositional cosmology activated in music. Written for percussion virtuoso William Winant, this five-part, concert-length work for percussion soloist with instruments linked via sensors to real-time compositional algorithms that generate electronic sound worlds, noise constructions, gliding sound shapes, morphological dynamics that bend melodies in to arrays of counterpoint, auxiliary keyboard and glissando parts, and more. In Zones of Influence, models of worlds become instruments. This double-CD recording from Pogus Productions contains the first-ever completely realized version and includes a booklet with an article about the work and its history.
Jun 23 2014 - 9:00am
What's Next? Ensemble performs Rosenboom's composition Shiftless Drifters at Art Share LA as part of their Los Angeles Composers Project; doors open at 7 PM. Click header for more info.
Jun 21 2014 - 8:00pm
The San Diego-based Mainly Mozart organization's Mozart & the Mind series presents Rosenboom in a talk-demonstration, Concurrent Complexity—Linked Brains and Musical Forms, surveying extended musical interface with the human nervous system highlighting newly emerging possibilities. Following this, a performance of Ringing Minds—Collective Brain Responses Interacting in a Spontaneous Musical Landscape, created in collaboration with computational neuroscientist and musician, Tim Mullen, and cognitive scientist and performer-compsoer, Alex Khalil, will be presented.
May 31 2014 - 5:00pm