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David Rothenberg

David Rothenberg is a professor of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, with a special interest in animal sounds as music. He is also a composer and jazz musician whose books and recordings reflect a longtime interest in understanding other species such as singing insects by making music with them.

David Rothenberg: How To Make Music With Drones

Drone Confidential

What’s the best way to make music with drones? According to David Rothenberg, an experimental musician, professor of philosophy and music, and visiting artist for Arizona State University’s Emerge 2014: The Carnival of the Future, let them give voice to their own secrets and struggles. “I couldn’t get away from the idea of remote-controlled killing machines […]

Video: A Jazz Rehearsal…with Drones

Can interspecies musician David Rothenberg outrun a swarm of drones while carrying a tune on his soprano saxophone? Check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the madcap rehearsals for “Drone Confidential,” which will debut at Emerge: The Carnival of the Future on Friday, March 7.

Drone Confidential

Drone Confidential

What’s the best way to make music with drones? According to David Rothenberg, an experimental musician, professor of philosophy and music, and visiting artist for Arizona State University’s Emerge 2014: The Carnival of the Future, let them give voice to their own secrets and struggles. “I couldn’t get away from the idea of remote-controlled killing machines […]

Drone Dispatch: Trouble in Mechanical Paradise

Quadcopters

Emerge 2014 is all about who we are in relation to technology and our environment. It’s a glance deeply inward, as well as an analysis of our changing human and social zeitgeist. Accordingly, sound artist David Rothenberg will perform a musical piece alongside flying drone quadcopters, transforming them into living, breathing creatures. The plan was […]