“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’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”

Dan Silvers, CEO

“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.”

Jon Meyers, CEO

“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.”

Elliot Higger, Filmmaker

Bio  

Rob in StudioI am a contemporary composer working primarily in visual media. I have contributed music and/or orchestrations to over 15 productions for PBS including features and episodes of American Experience. Films I’ve scored include the feature documentary Touchdown Israel!, which has played at over 15 film festivals including the Sarasota Film Festival and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (the “Sundance of jewish film festivals”), The Way Home: Tibet in Exile, about three generations of Tibetan women confronting the future of their culture, the neo-noir thriller Aim, Point, Shoot, and the award-winning short film “Morocco to Israel,” about a family of Berber Jews’ migration to Israel in the 1950s. I’ve also scored commercials for Nationwide Insurance and the Independent Film Festival of Boston, as well as served as audio director, composer, sound designer and audio programmer for the video game Children of Liberty. You can see a full list of my credits here.

Since 2008 I’ve had the good fortune to work as an orchestrator and assistant to veteran award-winning composer John Kusiak, where I’ve had the opportunity to work on a variety of independent films, documentaries, television commercials and museum pieces.

I am a graduate in film scoring and jazz piano from Berklee College of Music (Magna Cum Laude), and have studied classical composition at Longy School of Music and through private study. I also have my BS in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

“When scoring a film, game or any kind of collaborative project I see myself as a key member of the creative team, trying to understand the director/designer’s vision, and, using my sensibilities, experience and personal style, find the best possible way I can contribute to telling the story.”