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David Rosenboom


About this Artist

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 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 1960s. Rosenboom has been Dean of the School of Music and Conductor of the New Century Players at the California Institute of the Arts 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, where he 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. He also 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; and California College of Arts and Crafts. David Rosenboom performed on the premiere recording of In C for Columbia Records in 1968.