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.
A new perspective article by Rosenboom, "Active imaginative listening—a neuromusical critique", has been published by Frontiers in Neuroscience, Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, in a special issue on the research topic, the musical brain. The article is freely accessible on the Frontiers website. Click on event heading for the URL.
Aug 22 2014 - 3:00am
The September 2014 issue of The Wire, one of the most widely disseminated magazines on contemporary music, includes a major, feature article by Julian Cowley on David Rosenboom's life and work. Concurrent with that, The Wire website is streaming a selection of audio and video examples at these URLs. For audio ** http://www.thewire.co.uk/audio/tracks/listen-david-rosenboom-compositions ** For video: ** http://www.thewire.co.uk/video **
Aug 14 2014 - 9:00am
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