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."

ARP 2500 synthesizer, made for documentary film intended for Canadian television.

Includes Patterns for London and Is Art Is (Rosenboom), and 19IV75 (Rosenboom and Floyd), guest artist, Trichy Sankaran, A.R.C. Records #ST1000, Vancouver/Toronto, 1975, [LP record]; re-mixed and re-mastered for digital release with additional Suitable Bonus track Mutable Music, New York, 2004, [CD].

Vancouver: Aesthetic Research Centre of Canada. [Distributed by Frog Peak Music, Hanover, NH.]

With Jacqueline Humbert, performance and demonstration on biofeedback and the arts, Ontario Educational Communications Authority, Toronto.

Toronto based improvisation group with Kathy Moses, flute, Terry Clarke, drums, Rick Homme, bass, J.B. Floyd and David Rosenboom, keyboards, Bruce Pennecook, saxophones, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation recording, Toronto, 1975

In Proceedings of the Second Annual Music Computation Conference, Part 4, Information Processing Systems. (Urbana, IL: Office of Continuing Education in Music, University of Illinois), 54-78.

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]

Two piano duo, development of a repertoire of pieces employing improvisation and a variety of open form compositions.

[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] With Jacqueline Humbert, for speaking and chanting voices that may be pre–recorded, piano, electronics, brainwave performer, and optional percussion.

Interview for the CBC network, Toronto.

[SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] A piece for variable ensembles with keyboard parts, bass lines, rhythms, chords, and melody lines, involving patterns with improvisation and a gradual process middle section.

[VIDEO LINKS AVAILABLE] [SCORE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD] Three movements for viola da gamba employing cyclical gradual process techniques and parts in which melodies are drawn from the overtones of the instrument, originally realized with voltage controlled resonators and an envelope follower responding to subtle changes in bow pressure. The work may also be realized with other bowed stringed instruments, particularly the cello, which can use the notation in the original version. (Other instruments may require transpositions.) The electronic parts may also be realized with modern digital or hybrid media.

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