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David Rosenboom

David Rosenboom (b. 1947) is a composer, performer, interdisciplinary artist, author, and educator known as a pioneer in American experimental music. His work explores ideas about the spontaneous evolution of musical forms, languages for improvisation, new techniques in scoring for ensembles, multi-disciplinary composition and performance, cross-cultural collaborations, performance art and literature, interactive multi-media and new instrument technologies, generative algorithmic systems, art-science research and philosophy, and extended musical interface with the human nervous system. He holds the Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music at California Institute of the Arts, where he has been Dean of The Herb Alpert School of Music since 1990. Recent work highlights include: fifty-year retrospective performances at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); exhibition of brainwave music at Centre Pompidou-Metz, France (2015-2016); exhibition of computer music software innovations at Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015-2016); retrospective of piano music at Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall (2016); premiere of Nothingness is Unstable at ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn (2017); electronic music featured by inaGRM at Le Centquatre-Paris (2018); and composer-pianist portrait at Center for Experiments at Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires (2018). Following his Whitney retrospective, Rosenboom was lauded in The New York Times as an “avatar of experimental music.” Rosenboom is a Yamaha Artist.

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