Continental Divide (Rosenboom) and Chilean Drought (Rosenboom and Humbert), performed by NEXUS, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation recording, Toronto, 1976
"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."
Music involving biofeedback, electronic and computer music systems, instruments, speaking voices and more; Portable Gold and Philosophers' Stones (1972), Piano Etude I (1971) by Rosenboom and Chilean Drought (1974) by Rosenboom and Jacqueline Humbert, A.R.C. Records #ST1002, Vancouver/Toronto, 1976, [LP record]; re-mastered for digital and released with an additional work, Four Lines (Two High) (2001) by Rosenboom, with Libby Van Cleve, oboe, and Rosenboom, violin and electronics; includes 44-page booklet documenting these pieces and Rosenboom's related experimental music activity, particularly emphasizing the 1970s, with photos and diagrams, in Japanese with some English, 2006, EM Records #EN1054CD, [CD]
With Charles McDermed, organized by Donald Buchla, Ocean Records, Composers Cassettes, Vol. I, Los Gatos, CA, 1976, [cassette].
In Byron, M. (ed.). Pieces: a second anthology. (Toronto: Michael Byron Pub.), 105-114.
Also in Musicworks, 28. (1984). (Toronto: Music Gallery), 10-13.
Performed by NEXUS percussion group, CBC Recording, Toronto.
In Zimmermann, W. Desert plants: conversations with 23 American musicians. (Cologne and Vancouver: Beginner Press and Aesthetic Research Centre of Canada Publications), 183-192.
Improvisation group including David Rosenboom, J.B. Floyd, Bruce Pennycooke, Terry Clarke, Rick Homme, and Kathy Moses, CBC Recording, Toronto.
With Richard Teitelbaum and Michael Byron; open form music with instruments and electronics.
Two pianos, improvisational work developed in collaboration with J.B. Floyd; some parts draw on notated materials.
Performance art ensemble with Jacqueline Humbert, Mary Moulton, George Manupelli, Michael Byron, Francis Leeming, William Winant, Ann Holloway, James Tenney, Harvey Chao, Jean Moncrieff, and others; performance art collective, theater, music, new media, narrative forms, and art performance, often involving improvised forms.
Producer, performer, engineer. A.R.C. Record, #ST1001, Vancouver, 1975.
Violin, synthesizer. GRT Records, Toronto, 1975.