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Interpretations by Other Artists


Salomé: a dance performance by Katherine Crockett, from the Martha Graham Company. Choreographed by Stephen Pier, Director of the Dance Division at The Hartt School.


Conversations: a dance performance by Stephen Pier and Miki Orihara, the Martha Graham Company’s principal dancer. Choreographed by Stephen Pier, Director of the Dance Division at The Hartt School.

Reflejos Elementales (Elemental Reflections)

Reflejos Elementales (Elemental Reflections): A film by the Chilean film cinéaste Alexis Moreno, based on the music, poetry, and drawings of David Rosenmann-Taub.

Apresto (Exordium)

Apresto (Exordium): A film by Alexis Moreno, based on the poem “Apresto” (“Exordium”) and the music of David Rosenmann-Taub.

Yo creyera para no creer

Yo creyera para no creer: a dance creation by choreographer Chevi Muraday, inspired by the musical composition “Licnobio” and the poem “Cómo me gustaría ser esa oscura ciénaga...” (“How I would like to be that dark marsh...”).

Broken Memory

Broken Memory: a solo dance performance by Miki Orihara, which she also choreographed, to David Rosenmann-Taub’s piano composition “Mensaje a Pedro Allende.”

Broken Memory

The dance film Broken Memory, choreographed and performed by Miki Orihara, is set to David Rosenmann-Taub's piano music "Mensaje a Pedro Allende" from the CD "Dagger of Life." This expanded version of Broken Memory shows Rosenmann-Taub playing the piece along with the piano score.


Aguacibera by Esther Crisol: The flamenco Singer Esther Crisol sets poems by David Rosenmann-Taub to music on her new disc, Aguacibera, which she presented live at the Music Festival in la Zubia, Granada, in 2012.

Tell me. David Rosenmann-Taub, what is poetry?

Tell me. David Rosenmann-Taub, what is poetry?: Multimedia show about the poetry, the music, and the drawings of David Rosenmann-Taub, directed and interpreted by Héctor Noguera (Teatro Camino, Santiago de Chile, 2007). Realization and montage: Alexis Moreno Burgos.


ABISMO: In this play, based on poems by David Rosenmann-Taub, the Chilean director Alejandro Castillo creates a dreamscape where memories and evocations are embodied by a child, a young couple, and an old man. The poems explore love, destiny, life, death — the meaning and meaninglessness of existence.

The majority of the text is taken from the tetralogy Cortejo y Epinicio (Cortege and Epinicion), whose four volumes are: El Zócalo (The Plinth), El Mensajero (The Messenger), La Opción (The Option), and La Noche Antes (The Night Before). One monologue comes from another book by Rosenmann-Taub, Los Surcos Inundados.

Mensaje a Pedro Humberto Allende

Mensaje a Pedro Humberto Allende, composed by David Rosenmann-Taub, transcribed for two guitars by Dúo de Guitarres KM, Katrin Klingeberg and Sebastián Montes.


Himno, a poem by David Rosenmann-Taub interpreted by the duo KM. Music composed by Katrin Klingberg.

Videos by The Poet



Balaustrada Centellante  

Balaustrada : a support on a bridge. Centellante: Something shining brightly, like sparks, producing a splendid twinkling light. Balaustrada Centellante is a piece in one movement. The expression of time can be heard throughout the piece. Textual annotations are the words of the composer.

Mensaje a Pedro Humberto Allende  

David Rosenmann-Taub plays Mensaje a Pedro Humberto Allende (from Elegías 2).

Los Curiosos Impertinentes  

David Rosenmann-Taub plays Los Curiosos Impertinentes (a fragment) from En un lugar de la Sangre.

Dagger of Life  

Dagger of Life is a compilation of 20 recordings made by David Rosenmann-Taub from 1990 to 1994. Selected from the extensive collection of his works, titled by the composer, the CD was initially released by Mandora Productions in 1994.


¡Vastedad de lo…: [From La Noche Antes]


Sabiduría: [From Trebol de Nueve]


¿Ajetreo?…: [From La Noche Antes]


Homenaje Al Miedo




Regazos Vagabundos: [From Los Surcos Inundados]








Fuegos Naturales


COMÚN: [From Oó,o]


Oó,o: [From Oó,o]

Life and Works of The Poet

Rhythms of a Multiverse  

Rhythms of a Multiverse presents nineteen selections from David Rosenmann-Taub’s instrumental performances. Employing brief narratives, the composer examines the relationship between his poetry and his music, the basis of musical language, art as the expression of lived experience, and the role of rhythm in nature, poetry and music.


David Rosenmann-Taub: Artist in Three Dimensions: Documentary about this legendary poet, musician and draftsman, who has published twenty-five books, recorded a hundred hours of his music, and made more than a thousand drawings. His creations express the essence of what it is to be human. His work has inspired plays, dances, songs, and videos.


Multimedia Exhibit, David Rosenmann-Taub: Artist in Three Dimensions: National Library of Chile, Santiago (May to July, 2018). This video includes excerpts of the three creative facets of this legend – the poet, the musician, and the draftsman – illustrated with forty panels, a dozen screens, and an interactive touch device. His work and his biography can be appreciated through unpublished materials, an extensive photographic collection, poems, drawings, scores and videos of the author.