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Rosenboom: How much better if Plymouth Rock had landed on the pilgrims / Golia, et al

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>Rosenboom, David : How Much Better if Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims
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David Rosenboom (b. 1947) has been widely acclaimed as an innovator in American experimental music since the 1960s. Although much of his work has been collaborative, virtually none of his large-scale collaborative works has hitherto been documented on record. 'How Much Better If Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims' is considered to be one of the most important of them, prompting the following review after a 1970 performance: "If there were a device whereby one could plug into the deepest levels of human consciousness, and then translate this input into sound, what we would hear would probably resemble 'How Much Better if Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims', the radical composition by David Rosenboom... this new music hurls a rejuvenated sensuality and mysticism." -The Washington Post

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Personnel: David Rosenboom (piano, prepared piano, organ, dumbek, electronics, computer); Aashish Khan (sarod); Vinny Golia (flute, shakuhachi, piccolo, clarinet, saxophone); Daniel Rosenboom (trumpet, piccolo trumpet, bass trumpet, cornet); William Winant (marimba); Lynn David Newton (electric bass); Austin Wrinkle (drums); I. Nyoman Wenten (kendang); Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla).

Recording information: Herb Alpert School of Music; California Instutute of th.


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>Rosenboom, David : How Much Better if Plymouth Rock Had Landed on the Pilgrims
  • Performers: David Rosenboom (Electronics); David Rosenboom (Piano); Tony DiGennaro; David Rosenboom (Organ); Swapan Chaudhuri (Tabla); Vinny Golia (Piccolo); Vinny Golia (Clarinet); Vinny Golia (Saxophone); David Rosenboom (Dumbek); Vinny Golia (Flute); Vinny Golia (Shakuhachi); William Winant (Marimba); Daniel Rosenboom (Piccolo Trumpet); Daniel Rosenboom (Cornet); Daniel Rosenboom (Trumpet); Ashish Khan (Sarod); Thomas McFaul (Piano); Alex Noice; Caleb Dolister (Drums); Lynn Newton; David Rosenboom (Prepared Piano); Michael Slevin (Tamboura); Brian Walsh (Saxophone); Don Buchla (Electronics); Gerald Shapiro (Synthesizer); I Wenten (Voice); Sam Minaie; Austin Wrinkle (Drums)
  • Running Time: 116 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary