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ABOUT

"...​Expanding music beyond sound to image, movement, smell and taste is the most natural way for creating true interdisciplinary performative language, within which the role of music as an art form is established in a new trust"

Composer, conductor, performer and educator of Reflexive Music , music genre she created. Reflexive Music compose all senses into one. RosenbaUm's began her music education at the age of 7 with composer Lev Kogan, continued with Arik Shapira and Leon Schidlowsky until she moved to The Hague, Netherlands at the age of 21 and continue to study composition, electronic music and music education in the Royal Academy studying with Gilius Van Bergeijk, Diderik Wagenaar, Roderik de Man, Clarence Barlow and Louis Andriessen.

 

Moving to NY she completed her masters in Brooklyn College studying with Tania Leon and Amnon Walman.  

In 1999 following the success of initiating and curating the first interdisciplinary music festival she founded the REFLEX Ensemble, a worldwide community of musicians and various artistic forms, this innovative performative approach to music, stage and new technology. The ensemble gained world recognition and the unique concept have produced performances, exhibitions, workshops, and ongoing project that continues to perform Rosenbaum’s Reflexive Music.

In her compositions, Rosenbaum employs pre-recorded soundtracks, live electronics, contemporary notation, and her signature conducting-via-earphones technique. While structured and choreographed, the music allows for a degree of freedom that both provides room for personal expression and demands a higher sense of aesthetic responsibility from each performer. In 2009 her composition ‘Inbetween’ was published and described as a leading notational concepts by Theresa Sauer in her book Notations21 resulting in an ongoing worldwide collaborations, workshops and exhibitions.  Often described both by listeners and performers as "passionately inventive" and "on the edge", with the quality of making one experience deeply and unforgettable the act of the music. “...Like a roller coaster ride”.

In 2011 Rosenbaum founded the Composing Community Global Org. The organization is the home for the Reflexive Music Academy dedicated to teach and spread Reflexive music and Reflexive listening tools developed from Rosenbaum’s music. Institutions and organizations such as Al Akhawayn (Morocco), Tel Aviv University (Israel), University of Arts (Helsinki), Goethe Institute, Chelsea Art Museum (USA), Musicians without Borders and Peace Corps have commissioned compositions to discover the potential for innovative communication and sustainable growth in their communities. 

..."When we remember that a Partitura (a music-notation) is a A PLAN OF PLANNING
we can begin to enjoy it's endless performances."
"While structured and choreographed, the music allows for a degree of freedom that both provides room for personal expression and demands a higher sense of aesthetic responsibility from each performer. " 

- Nina Colosi, Streaming Museum

"In her compositions, Rosenbaum employs pre-recorded soundtracks, live electronics, contemporary notation, and her signature conducting-via-earphones technique and the Reflexive Music tools as she calls it. "

- Theresa Sauer, Notation 21