A study for computer aided electronic instruments created during a residency at the Ontario Science Center, Toronto, in the early 1980s; was followed by the major work, Zones of Influence for percussion, computer-aided, electronic, and auxiliary melodic and keyboard instruments; Musicworks #28, Toronto, 1984, and one.source: HMSL, Frog Peak Music, Hanover, NH, 1990, [cassette]
"There are two basic principles of musical structure I rely on. The first is expressed by the force of attraction, (gravity, love, concentration, creation), and the second lies in the idea of repetition, (materialization, duration). My mindfulness of this constitutes the only score. I find I must wait before the beginning of each performance until I am surprised by the first sound I make and the fact that it is made. Then, I feel ready to proceed."
Producer, recording engineer. Cold Blue Records, Los Angeles, 1984.
Santa Clarita, CA: David Rosenboom Publishing. [Distributed by Frog Peak Music, Hanover, NH.]
Computer controlled MIDI synthesizer ensemble.
Melodic materials derived from the techniques of Zones of Influence for elaboration through improvisation with computer assisted keyboard instrument.
Includes interview, recording of live performance, National Public Radio, Miami, FL, 1983.
(Santa Clarita, CA: David Rosenboom Publishing.)
Interview by V. Plush for Oral History of American Music. (New Haven, CT: Yale University).
Interview by L. Polansky. Computer Music Journal, 7(4), 40–44. Also in OP Independent Music Magazine, U. (1984). (Olympia, WA: Lost Music Network), 49-51. Also in Roads, C. (Ed.). (1989). The music machine, selected readings from the Computer Music Journal. (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press), 45-49.
Song stories for voice, electronic orchestrations, auxiliary percussion written with Jacqueline Humbert; includes: Talk 1, Bareback, Domestic Violence, Distant Space, Talk 2, Wishes, Chez Hum-Boom Publishing, Santa Clarita, CA, 1983, second edition, 1988, [cassette]; re-mastered for digital release on Unseen Worlds, New York, 2013, UW10, [LP, CD, digital download]
Interview and demonstration about electronic music, includes a performance of Nova Wind, produced by Video West for Disney Cable Television, San Francisco.
Documentation of conversations in which Iannis Xenakis and David Rosenboom discuss a wide–range of topics involving music and music learning, recorded by Ed Tywoniak during Xenakis's residency at Mills College, Oakland, CA, video.