David Rosenboom is a composer, performer, conductor, interdisciplinary artist, author and educator, known as a pioneer in American experimental music. He has explored ideas in his work about the spontaneous evolution of musical forms, languages for improvisation, new techniques in scoring for ensembles, cross-cultural collaborations, performance art, computer music systems, interactive multi-media, compositional algorithms and extended musical interface with the human nervous system since the 1960’s. Rosenboom holds the Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music in The Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts where he has been Dean of the School of Music and Conductor of the New Century Players since 1990 and was Co-Director of the Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology from 1990 to 1998. He taught at Mills College from 1979 to 1990, was Professor of Music, Head of the Music Department and Director of the Center for Contemporary Music and held the Darius Milhaud Chair from 1987 to 1990. He studied at the University of Illinois, where he was later awarded the prestigious George A. Miller Professorship and has held positions in the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at the State University of New York in Buffalo, York University in Toronto, where he was Professor of Music and Interdisciplinary Studies, Bard College, Simon Fraser University, San Francisco Art Institute, California College of Arts and Crafts, Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale, and Ionian University in Greece. His work has been presented in many venues around the world, widely published, and recorded on a variety of labels.


Projects by David Rosenboom

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