Robert Phillips

Field of Practice:

Music / Sound

City, Country:

Buffalo, United States


2013, 2014, 2015


Dez 2013 - July 2014

Born 1981 in California/USA.

Robert Philips recently received his Ph.D. in music composition as a presidential fellow from the University at Buffalo – SUNY, Buffalo, NY/USA (2004–2012), where he was also employed as a music theory instructor. He is an American chamber and electroacoustic music composer/performer, whose music integrates a diverse vocabulary of sound samples, multimedia tools, nonidiomatic instrumental methods, and interrogative approaches to musical style.

His recent projects as a composer include Aur for string quartet and electronics, professionally recorded by the JACK Quartet through a grant from the Mark Diamond Research Foundation in Buffalo, New York (2011/2012), Shindō no su for septet, performed by Talea Ensemble at the Harvard University Summer Composition Institute in Cambridge, Massachusettes (2012), O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden, for 13 players, commissioned by Ensemble SurPlus for their 20th anniversary concert in Freiburg/Germany (2012), System Vandross, a multi-media performance piece for samplers, electronics, microphone, turntables, and cello, recently toured around the eastern coast of the U.S. with cellist TJ Borden (Brooklyn, Cleveland, Akron, Buffalo, 2012), and Larghetto Rubato, for bassoon, cello, and guitar, toured by Pascal Gallois, Rohan de Saram, and Magnus Andersson throughout the U.S., Italy, and Sweden (2010–2012).