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."

[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.

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]

[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).

Extraordinary songs and lyrics by Jacqueline Humbert a.k.a. J. Jasmine, David Rosenboom and George Manupelli, made for Ann Arbor Film Festival, A.A.F.F. #DR-001, 1977, [LP record]; re-mastered for digital and released with bonus track, Oasis in the Air—(original version made for George Manupelli's film, Almost Crying), by Big Pink Music, Korea, 2011, [CD]

Description of performance art project.
Rosenboom, D. & J. Humbert. In Parallelogram Retrospective, 1976-1977. (Montreal: Association of Non–Profit Artists' Centers), 138–139.

Viola da gamba virtuoso, Peggy Sampson's recording of the unique, three-movment work by Rosenboom that she commissioned for viola da gamba with electronic resonators, on The Contemporary Viola da Gamba, Music Gallery Editions, #MGE-7, Toronto, [LP record]

With Michael Byron and William Winant; open form music.

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.

Continental Divide (Rosenboom) and Chilean Drought (Rosenboom and Humbert), performed by NEXUS, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation recording, Toronto, 1976

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