David RosenboomProfessorat CalArts
David Rosenboom is a composer-performer, interdisciplinary artist, author and educator, known as a pioneer in American experimental music. Since the 1960s David Rosenboom (b. 1947) has explored 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. His work is widely distributed and presented around the world. Rosenboom holds the Roy E. Disney Family Chair in Musical Composition in The Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts. Prior to that he held the Richard Seaver Distinguished Chair in Music from 2007 through 2020 and was Dean of the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts from 1990 through 2020, a conductor with the New Century Players, Co-Director of the Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology, and artistic advisor for the Center for New Performance. In 2011 he also served as Acting Co-President for CalArts. He taught at Mills College from 1979 to 1990, held the Darius Milhaud Chair, was Professor of Music, Head of the Music Department, and Director of the Center for Contemporary Music. In the 1970s he was founding faculty and a professor in the Music Department at York University in Toronto. His independent career outside institutions has spanned international performance and composition, consulting, recording, writing, instrument design, interdisciplinary research, and multi-media production.