David Rosenboom ‎– Brainwave Music

Black Truffle ‎– BT048
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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A Portable Gold And Philosophers' Stones 18:41
B1 Chilean Drought
Composed By [With], Voice [Theta Text] – Jacqueline HumbertPiano, Electronics [Brainwaves] – David RosenboomVoice [Alpha Text] – Dug Spitznagel*Voice [Beta Text] – Robin Engleman*Voice [Theta Text] – Ellen Band
B2 Piano Etude 13:44
C On Being Invisible (Live at Western Front, Vancouver) Part 1 21:37
D On Being Invisible (Live at Western Front, Vancouver) Part 2 21:44

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Originally recorded at Electronic Media Studios, York University and Warehouse Recording Studio, New York.

For this reissue, the original LP is supplemented with an additional LP containing an unreleased 1977 live recording of Rosenboom’s “On Being Invisible”, in which the composer himself performs on an array of electronics that are fed information from his brainwaves. Stretching out over 40 minutes, the piece begins in similar territory to “Portable Gold and Philosophers’ Stones” but eventually becomes far wilder, building up to pointillistic bleeps and dense layers of electronic fizz that unexpectedly cut to near-silence. As Rosenboom explains, the piece creates a situation in which the “performer’s active imaginative listening became one of the ways to play their instrument, as well as an active agent in how self-organizing musical forms might emerge.

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ST1002 David Rosenboom Brainwave Music(LP) A.R.C. Records ST1002 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
none David Rosenboom Brainwave Music(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (David Rosenboom) none Canada Unknown Sell This Version
EM1054CD David Rosenboom Brainwave Music(CD, Album, RE) EM Records EM1054CD Japan 2006 Sell This Version