Robert Phillips

Electroacoustic and Chamber Music Composer



June 3, 2020: Larghetto Rubato, for bassoon, guitar, and cello, performed by Ensemble SON, led by Magnus Andersson, as part of June in Buffalo 2020, Slee Hall, University at Buffalo.

April 21, 2020: Aur, for string quartet and electronics, performed by the Arditti Quartet, Slee Hall, University at Buffalo.

March 7, 2020: Premiere of A1 Letter from Future Past, STOLEN & AMENDED, for fixed media, for the performance The Letter from Future Past (The Pacific), by Hanae Utamura, Brooklyn Museum.

April 20, 2018: Premiere of snow rose as a gift regardless of turtle, for fixed media, for the performance of Ontology of Performance: Falls of Niagara, by Hanae Utamura, Berlin, Germany.

March 26, 2018: Premiere of Aur, for string quartet and electronics, Longy School of Music String Faculty, We Should All Be Feminists concert celebrating Women’s History Month, Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music at Bard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

October 13, 2017: Larghetto Rubato, Jessica Wooldridge King, Sungmin Shin, and Jonathan Golove, Wolf-Steger Fund Concert, University at Buffalo.

August 12, 2017: Larghetto Rubato, Trio al’ud, led by Magnus Andersson, Kalvfestivalen, Kalv, Sweden.

April 28, 2017: Rutaceae, Heather Roche, Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre, BEAST FeaST 2017, Birmingham, UK.

September 17 – November 20, 2016: Arranged Daigo, for three pianos, for the music/video installation at KENPOKU ART 2016, commissioned by and in collaboration with Song-Ming Ang, in Daigo, Japan.

July 15 – 17, 2016: Jumbos’ Lullaby, for the film “Jumbo/Toto, Histoires d’un Éléphant” written and directed by Noëlle Pujol, and premiered at the 27th International Film Festival Marseille.

April 21, 2016: Premiere of String Quartet No. 2, by the Formalist Quartet, at Los Angeles City College. Commissioned through the Jezek Prize by the Eiler Foundation.

March 13, 2016: Larghetto Rubato, interpreted by Magnus Anderson, Walter Gray, and Elise Jacoberger, at Western Washington University.

March 8, 2016: Larghetto Rubato, interpreted by Magnus Anderson, Rohan de Saram, and Elise Jacoberger, at Washington State University.

February 12, 2016: Rutaceae, interpreted by Heather Roche, in Leeds, UK. I was so impressed by the audio/video quality of the stream given by the University of Leeds . Rutaceae starts at 0:40 in this archive of the live stream.

February 9, 2016: Premiere of Rutaceae, commissioned by Heather Roche as part of her composition competition, in London.

Jan. 22 – Feb. 14, 2016: Music for Hanae Utamura’s exhibition, Holiday at War at Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

Nov. 3 – Dec. 14, 2015: Residency at PACT Zollverein in collaboration with visual artist Hanae Utamura on Kameradschaft Zollverein.

Sep. 7 – Oct. 7, 2015: Return residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude.

September 26, 2015: Performance of Fwol with Céline Papion in Stuttgart, at Galerie AK2, as part of SKAM‘s concert CON.FUSION, and featuring the premiere of  OTTO.

May 21, 2015: Premiere of Borderlands, a collaboration with visual artist Hanae Utamura and performer Shelley Etkin as part of the Month of Performing Arts Berlin at Meinblau.

April 11, 2015: Premiere of Der Hunger von Spiegeln by the Ictus Ensemble at the Opéra de Lille for the final concert of Les Zébrides, featuring Tom Pauwels on guitar, Jean-Luc Plovier on piano and the Yamaha DX-7, Pieter Lenaerts on voice and contrabass, and Adam Rosenblatt on percussion. The concert will also premiere the accompanying video, which visually represents the polyphonic stratification at play in the composition, and was produced at Akademie Schloss Solitude with guidance and assistance from an incredibly generous and brilliant team of filmmakers and videographers: Hanae Utamura, Andreas Bolm, Manuel Ferrari, Lindsay Foster, and Alex Reynolds.

March 1 – August 31, 2015: Residency at Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen.