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NY based, Israeli born interdisciplinary composer, performer, improviser and artist. Who likes to compose, produce, collect, develop, teach, inspire and curate what she refer to as active listening tools. The Active Listening playground is her favorite stage where she choose to perform her compositions composed in Reflexive Music style.

Rosenbaum made her first public appearance at the age of nine with the live performance of a march for a full youth orchestra. She made a promise to herself to never compose in E flat scale again! Two years in the Tel Aviv academy were enough to convince her that she must move to Europe. Graduated the Royal Conservatory in The Hauge, Holland, 1995.

In 2006 back in Israel she initiated and curated the "New Voices" festival, the first underground interdisciplinary music festival in the north of Israel. Founded the Reflex Ensemble, a unique collective of classical musicians, jazz musicians and actors, as well as lighting, sound, photography and video artists, art directors, philosophers and more from Israel, Europe, and the US.

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.

Her work is 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. (...just like a roller coaster ride) In 2011 she founded the Listening Revolution a worldwide ongoing collaboration of people who believe music can change the world and developing unique programs to encourage it.

The Composing Community a direct development of listening revolution is Rosenbaum's latest project using the Active Listening Playground (ALP) training and events to inspire communities worldwide exploring new ways to communicate and create together. Recently as an example she composed the community of her home (New Jersey quiet suburban town Demarest) into a vibrant composition which included local shops, the Firehouse, the Police, The Library, The Train Station ,High School and local Crossing Guards into "STOP-LISTEN-GO! Reflexive music composition.

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

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