Robert J. Rosen
ROBERT J. ROSEN has...
...composed music for choirs, orchestras, string quartets, electronics, films, mountain canyons, and Jean-Pierre Drouet.
...turned pages for Igor Oistrahk, Siegfried Palm, Anton Kuerti and Morton Feldman.
...conducted for Witold Lutoslawski, Rodion Shchedrin and Gilles Tremblay, as well as Gwen Hoebig and Edgar Meyer.
...shared the beauty of chess and Zen with John Cage.
...shared the beauty of sunrise and acoustic ecology with R. Murray Schafer.
...shared the beauty of philosophical conversation and tea at Lake Louise with Elliott Carter.
...worked with dancers who shave their heads and paint their naked bodies white.
...worked with business people who drive fancy cars and own sailboats.
...friends who are poets, thinkers, seers and doers.
...recognized that his favorite country, after all of his travels so far, is still Canada.
...seen the sunrise on the Atlantic, the sunset on the Pacific, and frequent occurrences of the North Lights.
...won awards from PROCAN, BMI, and come close on some other big ones.
...produced recordings, shared knowledge and administered educational programs.
...been an Artistic Director at the Banff Centre for the Arts.
...been an instructor of musical wisdom and creativity at Mount Royal College Conservatory.
...been given some grants for his work.
...been in the same room as Mstislav Rostropovich and Robert Plant.
...some of his music released on eight different compact disc recordings.
...played a few instruments and, as a matter of course, had his music performed in over ten different countries around the world in both live and broadcast situations.
...had his music performed at the National Arts Centre, the Great Hall of the Museum of Civilisation, in Texas and in the Grand Canyon.
...three great children and a talented wife.
---------------and is always evolving------------------------