Works

"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."

Buchla 300 Electronic Music System and subsidiary instruments, includes the song Oasis in the Air composed with Jacqueline Humbert, with piano, violins, and trumpets, made for the film directed by George Manupelli, St. Theodore Films and John B. Caldwell Productions, Bethlehem, NH, Toronto, and Los Angeles.

With Humbert, J. (Ed.) & G. Manupelli. (Santa Clarita, CA: Chez Hum–Boom Publications and Aesthetic Research Centre of Canada). A set of piano–vocal scores. [Distributed by Frog Peak Music, Hanover, NH.]

With George Manupelli and Jacqueline Humbert, performance art ensemble, created for the Maple Sugar group, Toronto.

[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] The first in the In the Beginning series of eight major works for various instrumental ensembles, soloists and electronic media.

Contains parts of And Out Come the Night Ears (1978) for piano and Buchla 300 Series Electric Music Box and How Much Better if Plymouth Rock Had Landed On the Pilgrims, Section V (1969), in a duet version performed by Rosenboom and Donald Buchla with two Buchla Series 300 Electric Music Box instruments, 1750 Arch Records, #S-1774, Berkeley, CA, 1978, [LP record]; complete version of And Out Come the Night Ears re-mastered for digital was released on Future Travel, New World Records, #80668, New York, 2007, [CD].

Interview by Davis, B. (January/February 1978). Synapse, 42. (Los Angeles), 18–19

Solo piano interfaced with Buchla 300 Electronic Music System, developed through improvisational practice.

[PDF AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] On Being Invisible: I. The qualities of change (1977), II. On being invisible (1978), III. Steps towards transitional topologies of musical form (1982). Musicworks, 28. (1984). (Toronto: Music Gallery), 10-13.

Documentation by Kate Craig of an early solo performance by Rosenboom of this work at the Western Front, Vancouver, Western Front Video, video, approx. 90 min.

Percussion, electronics, engineer. Lovely Music, Ltd., #LML-1021 and CD-1021, New York, 1977, [LP record and CD].

By George Manupelli with performances of songs by Jacqueline Humbert, David Rosenboom, and George Manupelli, York University, Toronto, 16mm film, approx. 10 min.

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