While I told myself that I would be more diligent in updating my website with news and information, I’ve been somewhat lax in the las 3 months. Hopefully, I’ll be able to turn that around in 2011. Looking back on 2010, so many wonderful things happened, especially since my last update. I’ve had the pleasure of continuing to perform with the Vinny Golia Sextet, PLOTZ!, DR. MiNT, Orkestar MEZÉ, RootSystem, Industrial Jazz Group, Killsonic, and Dorian Wood, and have been honored to be involved in some new projects and groups as well. It has been a pleasure to commence the Rosenboom/Templeton Quartet with cohort Gavin Templeton (saxophones). Performing mostly our own original music, we have joined forces with bassist Dominic Thiroux and drummer Sinclair Lott. This has been truly an inspiring collaboration. Also, I’ve been humbled and honored to be part of the legendary GG’s Concert Nonet, which aims to continue with some ambitious projects through 2011.
One of the true highlights of this fall for me was working on Governing Bodies, a smashingly successful and beautiful piece by Heidi Duckler’s Collage Dance Theatre at Los Angeles City Hall. Teaming up with Gavin Templeton on clarinet and alto saxophone and Vinny Golia on bass clarinet, soprano and baritone saxophones, as well as vocalists Karina Kallas and Danielle Birritella, I had the honor of creating the score for this magical piece, which featured these live musicians as well as a prerecorded soundtrack of body percussion, vocalisations and sonic texture. Here’s a small preview of the epic 50-minute experience:
In looking forward to 2011, there are so many exciting things on the horizon. I’m anxiously anticipating the release of a brand new album, Fallen Angeles, the first release by The Daniel Rosenboom Septet. Featuring, Gavin Templeton, Brian Walsh, Vinny Golia, David Rosenboom, Sam Minaie, and Caleb Dolister, this album is an intensely personal and reflective statement, and a truly exciting listen. Check it out here!
Fallen Angeles by danielrosenboom
This group will make it’s debut on January 12th at Royal/T in Los Angeles, and then play on January 13th on the Santa Barbara Mew Music Series. Later in the year, we have performances scheduled at Blue Whale in Los Angeles (January 27th) and at The Stone in New York City (April 13th). Surely more will be scheduled, and they’ll be added to the gig calendar on my ‘Shows’ page.
Also in 2011, GG’s Concert Nonet will be recording a new album, DR. MiNT will be releasing our long-anticipated 3rd album, and possibly a band new one which we recorded back in November. The Industrial Jazz Group will be going to Milano, Italy, and The Vinny Golia Sextet, The Vinny Golia Octet, and DR. MiNT will all be playing at The Stone in New York City. Also, I’ll be performing Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Halt with the legendary Dennis Trembly at the International Society of Bassists convention in San Francisco in June, and playing the part of Chet Baker in a piece by Harry Partch at REDCAT, also in June. Considering the year is four days old, I’d have to say I’m pretty excited about what 2011 holds! Happy New Year everyone – all the best to you and yours!