“Rob’s compositions for the film “Our Mockingbird” and several American Experience films were exceptional. His musical skills are varied and many, and he is a pleasure to work with, often doing more than he’s asked, anticipating problems before they arise.”
John Kusiak, award winning composer of the Errol Morris film, Tabloid
“Rob was an outstanding member of the team as composer on “Follow” and “The History of Spectacle Island.” His creative innovation and knowledge of composition enabled him to hone in on the storytelling. He was a leader in taking responsibility to meet challenging deadlines and provided quality results under pressure.”
“Rob’s work went above and beyond what we imagined, creating intricately detailed, responsive audio environments combining music, ambiance and sound effects to help create a realistic 18th century world. Rob is a hands-on, precision artist who knows what needs to happen for his creations to come to life”
“Rob is a caring professional who is fast, efficient, and attentive. We contracted him for voice recording and audio work and his deliverable format and organization changed the way we think about our audio pipeline. It was a pleasure working with him, and I look forward to doing so again.”
Following a nice run on the festival circuit, Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive got it’s PBS American Masters’ premiere on October 30th, just in time for Halloween! The film was written and directed by Eric Stange. I provided orchestrations and co-wrote a few cues for the Kusiak Music score.
The film explores the misrepresentations of Poe as a drug-addled madman akin to the narrators of his horror stories, due in in large part to a high-profile obituary filled with falsehoods written by his literary rival Rufus W. Griswold.