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."

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.

[SCORE PDFs AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD.] With G. Manupelli, J. Humbert, M. Moulton, W. Winant, J. Tenney, A. Holloway, M. Byron, and C. Arnoldin, full length concert work for performance art ensemble, created originally for a performance by the Maple Sugar group at The Music Gallery, Toronto, 1977.

[PDF AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] A joint review of two books:

Churchman, C.W. (1972). The design of inquiring systems: basic concepts of systems and
organization. (New York: Basic Books).

Valenstein, E.S. (1973). Brain control. (New York: John Wiley & Sons).

For soloist, brainwaves, computer assisted electronic music system. Music Gallery Editions, #MGE-4, Toronto, 1977 [LP record]; excerpt released on Musicworks Cassette #28, 1983, Toronto and Frog Peak Music, Hanover, NH, [cassette]; additional excerpts released on sound sheet disk accompanying Computer Music Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 1990, and CD accompanying Computer Music Journal, Vol. 30, No. 4, Winter 2006, MIT Press; remastered for digital release on David Rosenboom—Invisible Gold, Pogus Productions, #P21022-2, Chester NY, 2000, [CD]

Concert encounter arranged for two previously unacquainted pianists, Charles McDermed and David Rosenboom, who perform without having visual contact with each other.

Self–organizing musical form for soloist with computer assisted brain signal analysis capable of extracting auditory event related potentials (ERPs) and spectral information, interactive electronic music system, touch sensors, small acoustic sources, and software by the composer.

With George Manupelli and Michael Byron, full–length concert work for performance art ensemble; violinist playing As Time Goes By is stuffed with wadded newspapers by two artists as musicians perform while doing choreographed calisthenics with amplified breath, includes electronic music.

Created for the Maple Sugar performance art collective in Toronto by David Rosenboom, William Winant, Juan Pablo Orrego, and George Manupelli.

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