Boston Composer Rob Jaret

I’m a contemporary composer based in Boston writing primarily for film, as well as dance and live performance.

Recent films I’ve scored include The Rabbi Goes West (currently in the midst of 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 film about Lorenz produced with the participation of scientists who worked alongside him during his work on chaos theory. I generated elements of the score using chaos math and the visualizations in the film – read more about it here.

I’ve also contributed music and/or orchestrations to over fifteen PBS productions and independent films, including Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive, Henry Ford, “War of the Worlds,” The Wall: A World Divided and Our Mockingbird.

Other films I’ve scored include The Way Home: Tibet in Exile, a feature about three generations of women in a Tibetan family confronting the changes and future of their culture, the award-winning short-film “Morocco to Israel”, about a family of Berber Jews who emigrated to Israel in the 1950’s, Touchdown Israel!, about the Israeli American-rules football league, and the neo-noir comedy, Aim, Point, Shoot.

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.

Since 2008 I’ve worked as an assistant to veteran, award-winning composer John Kusiak. I’m a graduate in film scoring and jazz piano from Berklee College of Music and have studied classical composition at Longy School of Music. I also have a BS in Physics with a minor in Astronomy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.