Propositional Music of David Rosenboom
Thu Oct 13 2022 at 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
1114 W Nevada St | Urbana, IL
About this Event
An audience is invited to experience a composing and performing practice in which music emerges from a process of making propositions and building musical models.
To begin, a brass quintet and actor perform a piece about the nature of change.
A sonorous sonic journey follows with 3D diffusion of resonances in an electronic tapestry emerging as two active imaginative listeners perform with their EEGs in one of Rosenboom’s seminal brainwave music pieces. An adaptive musical form arises from the concept of listening as performance, and Rosenboom joins with his e-vioviola to form a biocybernetic trio shaping the structure of the musical output.
Next, Rosenboom performs several solo compositions embodying his model-building practice using a Yamaha Disklavier* computer-interfaced piano, interactive software instruments, and modular electronics, often inspired by poetic philosophic musings about human conditions, our Earth, qualities of stability and instability, and evolution. A collaborative work interlacing renowned filmmaker Lewis Klahr’s uniquely idiosyncratic filmic style with Rosenboom’s live soundtrack composition explores the intersections of memory and history with reflections on uncertainty.
To conclude, composer Stephen Taylor conducts a brass quintet with electric rhythm section and singer-speaker in a piece resulting from imparting the approach of proposition-making in the performance of an epic art manifesto with socio-political references.
Immersive, interactive video projections designed by Ben Grosser accompany some of the music, responding directly to audio features in the live sound performances.
*Provided through the support of Yamaha Artist Services Inc.
Date and Time: Oct. 13, 7.30 – 9.00 pm
Place: Music Building Auditorium, r. 1030 (1st floor, South Side)
1114 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL, 61801
Artists and performers involved:
- David Rosenboom (George A. Miller Visiting Professor)
- Stephen Taylor (Professor of Composition-Theory; Co-director, Illinois Modern Ensemble)
- Illinois Modern Ensemble
- two brainwave performers
- Ben Grosser (Associate Professor, School of Art + Design, NSCA, iSchool, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory)
Where is it happening?1114 W Nevada St, 1114 West Nevada Street, Urbana, United States
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