Composer and clarinetist, graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, Carol Robinson has a multifaceted musical life. Equally at ease in classical and experimental realms, she has performed in major concert halls and international festivals (Wien Modern, RomaEuropa, MaerzMusik, Huddersfield, Archipel, Musica, Musica Contemporanea, etc.). In addition to working closely with composers, she pursues new musical forms and artistic connections by collaborating with video artists, photographers, and musicians from diverse horizons.
Robinson began composing by writing for her own music theater productions. She subsequently received commissions for concert pieces, installations, radio, dance, and film productions. Her works often combine acoustic sounds with electronics, and her musical aesthetic is strongly influenced by a fascination for aleatoric systems. Particularly interested in dance, she has collaborated with choreographers Susan Buirge, Nadège MacLeay, Thierry Niang, François Verret, and Young Ho Nam. In 2008, she was awarded a composition fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation.
Her works have been recorded by the Hessischer Rundfunk, Saarlandischer Rundfunk, Lithuanian National Radio, and Radio France. A CD of her work, Billows, scored for clarinets and live electronics, was released by PLUSH in 2009. Other recent releases include solo monograph recordings of music by Giacinto Scelsi, Morton Feldman, Luigi Nono, and Luciano Berio for the Mode label, Phil Niblock for the influential Touch imprint, as well as classical music and jazz for labels such as Syrius, Btl and Nato.
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