Music, Sound, Noise
I’m a contemporary composer based in Boston writing primarily for film, as well as dance and other collaborative arts.
Recent films I’ve scored include The Rabbi Goes West (currently on a festival run that’s included screenings at DocNYC, a premiere at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, The Vancouver International Film Festival and The Boston Jewish Film Festival) and “Weather and Chaos: The Work of Edward N. Lorenz,” the first about Lorenz produced with the participation of scientists who worked alongside him. (I generated elements of this score using chaos math and the visualizations in the film – read more about it here.)
Aside from film, I’ve written for theater (Punctuate4‘s 2019 production of “No Victors, No Vanquished,”) and collaborated with the Urbanity Dance Company (Best of Boston, 2015, 2017), creating music for performance pieces, participating in ‘test kitchen’ classes and speaking to students in their choreography workshops.
I’ve also created music and/or sound design for video game companies Earplay, Inc. and Lantana Games (Videri String Quartet Plays Children of Liberty), and composed music for commercials for Nationwide Insurance and the Independent Film Festival of Boston.
After graduating in film scoring and jazz piano from Berklee College of Music I cut my teeth for over ten years as an assistant to veteran, award-winning composer John Kusiak. I’ve also studied classical composition at Longy School of Music and have a BS in Physics with a minor in Astronomy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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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.
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.