CalArts Dean of Music to Perform at Center for Experiments at Teatro Colón.
VALENCIA, CA, June 12, 2018 – David Rosenboom, Dean of the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts, will present a concert of original works as part of the Experimentación Lontano series at the Center for Experiments at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The program will survey several decades of Rosenboom's oeuvre, featuring compositions for piano, interactive electronics, and Disklavier, an acoustic piano outfitted with electronic sensors and electromechanical solenoids. The concert will take place on June 22 at 8:00 pm.
Dubbed an “avatar of experimental music” by the New York Times, David Rosenboom is a multi-disciplinary composer and pianist who has explored interactive multi-media, new instrument technologies, and improvisation through cross-cultural collaborations since the 1960s. His music is celebrated for drawing on new techniques in scoring for ensembles and generative algorithmic systems to engage theories in art-science research and philosophy, including works that engender an extended musical interface with the human nervous system.
Rosenboom holds the Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music at the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts, where he has been Dean of the School of Music since 1990. He has also a conductor with the New Century Players, Co-Director of the Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology, and member of the Artistic Council for the Center for New Performance. He has taught at Mills College and York University in Toronto and his independent career outside institutions has spanned international performance and composition, consulting, recording, writing, instrument design, interdisciplinary research, and multi-media production.
“I am very excited to be part of the CETC’s concert cycle,” said Rosenboom. “It’s an incredible opportunity to present my work internationally and I believe that, now as much as ever, it’s vital for musicians, composers, and artists of all kinds to be engaged internationally whenever possible.” This concert follows on the heels of a successful performance of Rosenboom’s music, produced by France’s legendary Groupe de Researche Musicale at Le Cenquatre-Paris, and precedes a residency as featured composer for the 22nd Annual Symposium Trstenice 2018, an international course for composers and percussion players, in the Czech Republic.
The concert in Argentina is part of an annual concert cycle presented by Center for Experiments at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina whose goal is to explore the world of solo piano music. This year, CETC is placing a special emphasis on exploring the work of performer-composers whose work is both written and improvised, with the occasional additions of other instruments, such as Rosenboom’s Disklavier and computer/electronics. Instruments featured by other artists in the cycle include organ, harpsichord, and ondes martenot. The concerts take place once a month from April to December. The CETC is the auxiliary space of The Teatro Colón, the world renowned opera house that is considered to be among the five best concert venues in the world on account of it’s finely tuned acoustics.
California Institute of the Arts has set the pace for educating professional artists since 1970. Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions. As successive generations of faculty and alumni have helped shape the landscape of contemporary arts, the Institute first envisioned by Walt Disney encompasses a vibrant, eclectic community with global reach, inviting experimentation, independent inquiry, and active collaboration and exchange among artists, artistic disciplines and cultural traditions.