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

" David Rosenboom is a composer, performer, interdisciplinary artist, author and educator known as a pioneer in American experimental music. Since the 1960s, he has explored ideas about the spontaneous evolution of musical forms, languages for improvisation, new techniques in scoring for ensembles, multi-disciplinary composition and performance, cross-cultural collaborations, performance art and literature, interactive multi-media and new instrument technologies, generative algorithmic systems, art-science research and philosophy, and extended musical interface with the human nervous system."

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