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.
"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."
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
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].
On April 19th, 1975, at Northern Illinois University, three musicians, David Rosenboom and J.B. Floyd, pianos, and Trichy Sankaran, South Indian percussion, met in a milestone event from which emerged a unique, improvising trio with two pianos and South Indian percussion. Fortunately, it was recorded and excerpts released on a long out of print LP from A.R.C Records, Vancouver/Toronto, #ST1000, [LP record]. This CD recaptures the essential essence of the entire evening of musical discovery with previously unreleased music recovered from digitally reprocessed, re-mixed and re-mastered tapes recently discovered in diverse states of preservation; compositions include 19IV75 (Rosenboom and Floyd), Patterns for London (Rosenboom), Mrdangam Solo (Sankaran), Is Art Is (Rosenboom), and Suitable Bonus (various), Mutable Music, #17517-2, New York, 2004, [CD]
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.
Producer, performer, engineer. A.R.C. Record, #ST1001, Vancouver, 1975.
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.