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David Rosenboom is a post-genre composer-performer, interdisciplinary artist, author, and educator known as a pioneer in American experimental music. Since the 1960s, his multi-disciplinary work has traversed ideas about spontaneously evolving musical forms, languages for improvisation, new techniques in scoring, cross-cultural and large-form collaborations, performance art and literature, interactive multimedia and new instrument technologies, generative algorithmic systems, art-science research and philosophy, and extended musical interface with the human nervous system. He was Dean of The Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts from 1990 through 2020, where he now holds the Roy E. Disney Family Chair in Musical Composition. Prior position highlights include: Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music, CalArts; Darius Milhaud Professor of Music, Mills College; founding music and interdisciplinary professor, York University (Toronto); Artistic Coordinator, Electric Circus (New York); and Creative Associate, Center for Creative and Performing Arts, State University of New York (Buffalo). He has regularly presented his work in international venues, including major retrospectives at Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Tokyo Opera City, and others, and his work is widely recorded and published. Rosenboom is a Yamaha Artist.

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March 5, 2019
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Albums

Nows

Release Date: September 9, 2022
Catalog Number: RR8072
21st Century
Avant-Garde
Electroacoustic
Electronic
NOWS from David Rosenboom and Sarah Belle Reid is a captivating expression of the radical challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The music examines the notion of “co-presence,” or togetherness, when experienced in isolation. This seemingly self-contradictory concept became an everyday occurrence as in-person gatherings became video conferences. Performer-composers Reid and Rosenboom spent this time passing fragmented musical ideas back and forth. In this organic way, a collection of “sound correspondences” accumulated between the two artists, made with instruments ranging from strings and horns to modular synthesizers, analog signal processors, urban and desert soundscapes, and much more. The resulting album, NOWS, is a post-genre masterpiece that speaks to our unique moment in history.
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Deviant Resonances

Release Date: March 8, 2019
Catalog Number: RR8009
21st Century
Avant-Garde
Electronic
Percussion
Piano
DEVIANT RESONANCES carries the concept of “creative listening" into new dimensions. In addition to the unconventional ways in which the everyday listener is called on to interpret the music, composer David Rosenboom literally uses the action of “listening” as an instrument.
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