about robert

Robert Black tours the world creating unheard of music for the solo double bass, collaborating with the most adventurous composers, musicians, dancers, artists, actors, and technophiles from all walks of life.  He is a founding and current member of the Bang On A Can All Stars and member of Cuatro Puntos.  Current projects include commissions from John Luther Adams (bass quartet), Swiss composer Marcel Zaes (bass trio), Natacha Diels (bass duet), Philip Glass (solo bass); and a 10 channel audio/video installation with sound artists Brian House and Sue Huang, filmed at the Freshkills landfill in NYC. Solo recordings include Philip Glass-Bass Partita and Poetry (Orange Mountain Music), Possessed (Cantaloupe Records) Modern American Bass (New World Records), The Bass Music of Christian Wolff and Giacinto Scelsi (Mode Records), and State of the Bass (O.O. Discs).  Robert teaches at the Hartt School/University of Hartford, the Manhattan School of Music, Festival Eleazar De Carvalho (Fortaleza, Brazil), and the New Music on the Point Festival.