FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015 TO SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015 — Propositional Music is a three-day concert series presented by ISSUE Project Room in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, celebrating fifty years of pioneering work by composer, performer, conductor, author and educator David Rosenboom. In this series, Rosenboom and many long-time collaborators present a selection of his major works of experimental music spanning a half-century, from Continental Divide (1964) through Ringing Minds (2014).
First-ever, fully realized recording of 1984-85 landmark composition for percussion and computer/electronics, at the time a breakthrough in linking virtuoso performance with interactive compositional algorithms, an example of "Propositional Music," written for percussion superstar William Winant, 2 CDs and booklet with illustrated article.
NAKED CURVATURE, Four Memories of the Daimon (A Whispered Opera) just released on TZADIK. Written in 2001 for six instruments, whispering voices, electronics and interactive computer software. Performed by virtuosic CalArts Chamber Ensemble.
The most recent version of Rosenboom's brainwave music classic, Portable Gold and Philosophers' Stones, will be performed at Univerzita Palackého in Olomouc and again at Janáčkova Akademie Múzických Umĕní in Brno, Czech Republic. [Click on event heading for more information.]
Nov 24 2015 - 11:00am to Nov 26 2015 - 10:00pm
Hopscotch is an audacious, new collaborative operatic experience that takes place inside a network of crisscrossing cars throughout the cityscape of Los Angeles. Hopscotch will include three scenes with new music by David Rosenboom setting texts by Erin Young and Janine Salinas. Hopscotch is Presented by the innovative Los Angeles opera company, The Industry: concept and direction by Yuval Sharon; music by Veronika Krausas, Marc Lowenstein, Andrew McIntosh, Andrew Norman, Ellen Reid, and David Rosenboom; text by Tom Jacobson, Mandy Kahn, Sarah LaBrie, Jane Stephens Rosenthal, Janine Salinas, and Erin Young; dditional music composed and performed by Phillip King, Odeya Nini, and Michelle Shocked. Tickets go on sale September 15, 2015. [Click on heading above for more information.]
Oct 31 2015 - 11:00am to Nov 15 2015 - 5:00pm
A significant collection of work made by Rosenboom, his collaborators Larry Polansky and Phil Burk, and others using HMSL (Hierarchical Music Specification Language) will be on display for three months at Whitechapel Gallery in London. The exhibition focuses on both the history of HMSL and how it became a magnet for the formation and development of a community of music makers, especially those who were interested in this software toolkit for real-time composition and performance emphasizing experimental music and accessibility to individual users. The exhibition includes manuscripts, original development documents, video installations, a music listening room, and a variety of other historical items. [Click on heading above for more information.]
Oct 30 2015 - 10:00am to Feb 7 2016 - 6:00pm