The Wild Beast Concert Series at CalArts: 'Propositional Music: David Rosenboom Portrait Concert'

The Wild Beast Concert Series at CalArts: 'Propositional Music: David Rosenboom Portrait Concert'

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CalArts Campus

Wild Beast

Propositional Music: David Rosenboom Portrait Concert @ Wild Beast Concert Pavilion, celebrates and thanks Herb Alpert School of Music Dean and educator David Rosenboom. A selection of Rosenboom’s groundbreaking and globally influential works will be performed, including a new string quartet, brief alumni and faculty duets, and a composition for brainwaves, performed live. Featured artists include the Isaura String Quartet (with Emily Call '13, Madeline Falcone '13, and Betsy Rettig '12), Andreas Levisianos '15, Sarah Belle Reid '15, and James Waterman '15. Food truck fare will be available for purchase on the E-block bridge on the edge of Clark's Field.      


“…a brilliant and multi-talented musician who also performs virtuosically on both piano and violin…” —Kyle Gann, American Music in the Twentieth Century

“...avatar of experimental music...” — The New York Times

“...extraordinary compositions…an iconic figure in the world of experimental music...” —Hyperallergic 


Portable Gold and Philosophers’ Stones (Deviant Resonances) (2015)

Work for live electronic music and computer analysis of brain signals 

David Rosenboom, Sarah Belle Reid, Andreas Levisianos

The Infinity of Things that Don’t Exist (2019)                                   

Piano/Disklavier/electronics solo, David Rosenboom

Quartet for the Beginning of a Time (2019), preview performance        

With FX options, recently written for and performed by Isaura String Quartet

Choose Your Universe (2019)                                                                           

David Rosenboom, 5-string electric violin and electronics; Sarah Belle Reid, trumpet with MIGSI (Minimally Invasive Gesture Sensing Interface)                              

Is Art Is (1974)

An improvisational framework within which Rosenboom and an alumni band, led by alum James Waterman, will perform a jazz and globally inflected version.

Learn more about the Wild Beast Concert Series.