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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
film, television, web, multimedia, Orchestra, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Everything but accordian music in 2/4 time.
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Los Angeles
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I began my career in the pro music biz at the tender age of 17, placing songs with Top 40 artists The Standells and getting my own artist deals, first with GNP Crescendo, and later, ABC Records.

I founded Track Record Studios in Los Angeles where I engineered or produced for The Association, Canned Heat, Brian Wilson, and Lauren Wood, and others.

As a journalist, I was staff writer for Keyboard Magazine (MusicMedia) , as well as writing for other industry pubs such as Songwriter, Mix Magazine, Cue, and The Hollywood Reporter.

I have also been a panelist at AES, The Computer Game Developer's Conference, and California Lawyers for the Arts. I co-founded the Assoc. of Interactive Audio & Music Professionals which was later adopted by the MMA as the Interactive Audio SIG.

I composed the original score to a unique children’s video, “Elroy’s Toy,” on the Miramar label, directed by Jan Nickman (creator of “The Mind’s Eye”). A partial list of corporate clients includes Microsoft, Miller’s Outpost, Splash Studios, Rymell Multimedia, Gamco, and Aureal, Inc.

Today, my instrumental compositions range from acoustic guitar-based tracks to complete orchestral arrangements. My most recent projects have included music for television programs (Discovery Channel, Biography, BET, etc.) and creating original tracks for several music libraries.
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www.robertsafir.com

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The Academy Series: The Music Soundtrack - The Music Team

Posted on October 6, 2007 at 4:20pm 2 Comments

The Music Soundtrack: A Composer’s Forum of Contemporary Scoring Techniques

Topic Oct. 4, 2007: “The Music Team”…

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The Academy Series: The Music Soundtrack - Alternative Scores

Posted on September 30, 2007 at 3:46pm 2 Comments

The Music Soundtrack: A Composer’s Forum of Contemporary Scoring Techniques

Topic for Sept. 27, 2007: “Alternative Scores

The Society of Composers & Lyricists has been sponsoring a lot of events recently, and even if they are not the official sponsor, the organization does inform its membership of other events that would be of great interest to them. Such is the case with a three-part series put on by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences under the category of “The…

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L.A. Bound

Posted on August 25, 2007 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

Yes, I know lots of people in L.A. are looking forward to the day they can permanently "get out of town." That's why everyone looks at me like I'm some kind of nut case when I tell them I'm heading back to L.A. after 15 years in the Bay Area.

I was born and raised in L.A. and although I don't miss the traffic congestion or the smog, I do miss the people -- my networks of friends, relatives, business associates, etc., that really signify what a city means to you.

And as a…

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The Composer Expo

Posted on July 27, 2007 at 4:08pm 3 Comments

The Composer Expo

July 25, 2007

Skirball Center, Los Angeles










This event, sponsored by Film Music Magazine and Turner Classic Movies, marks the second annual gathering of composers wanting to learn more about the creative and business aspects of composing. The Skirball Center in Los Angeles was a good venue for the event, especially for the panels that took place in Magnin Auditorium where the highly effective air conditioning provided refuge from the… Continue

Book Review: The Emerging Film Composer, by Richard Bellis

Posted on June 7, 2007 at 8:37pm 8 Comments

[Note: I originally wrote this blog for my MySpace page, but it is even more applicable here. I highly recommend this book for anyone who considers themselves an emerging composer.]

The Emerging…

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At 11:54pm on July 19, 2012, SB said…

Ooops!!on my first visit to the forum, i was listening to "Chaos Theory" then somehow i placed the track right beside two of my wretched song-lets!!

just after mailing u, i found the option of removing the track from the list.Thus u didnt find it.

My apologies for the whole fiasco!!(or should i say "chaos""?!!  :)    )

At 1:31pm on July 19, 2012, SB said…

Dear Mr Safir,

i dont know how,but i have got your "chaos theory" into "my music" and i am geeting kudos for your work!!!i am really sorry.!!!!hats off to u for such a wonderful track!!!now could u kindly suggest me how can remove the track from my quack-y songs and thereby exonerate my self from the guilt of plagiarism

regards

SB

At 4:35am on March 9, 2009, Deborah Young said…
We have something in common: I too have worked as a journalist (although not for such impressive publications). I've always loved music, and since the age of about 8 music composition has been as natural as talking for me. But at the ripe age of 48 I'm getting serious about composition and both hope and plan to market my music.

I only have two songs here now. But I'm currently working on a package of 8 instrumentals, some of which I'll post here after I complete the package.

It would be a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
At 8:02am on January 28, 2009, Anton Botes said…
Bob, I really like your "Arabian Dream". It reminds me a bit of Mike Batt's Caravan soundtrack. Your music is great - hope I can learn from you!
At 1:06pm on December 5, 2008, Andrew Gleibman said…
Your music is the most amazing, touching, energetic, ambient, philosophic, well instrumented, performed and organized of what I heard in the latest time...
At 6:03pm on August 15, 2008, Kyle Robertson said…
Hey man! Always great to hear your music. Hope you've been well.

Kyle
At 4:39am on August 2, 2008, Matthew Moore said…
Hi Bob. Really liking your tracks. Really well written and produced. Honoured to have you as a friend.

Matthew
At 12:56pm on April 7, 2008, James Semple said…
Bob, I had a chance to have a listen... amazing stuff. Every aspect (composition, arrangement, production) is of the highest standard!
At 7:28am on April 7, 2008, James Semple said…
Bob, thanks for your really kind words. Unfortunately I often read this site from work and so don't get to hear enough material from other composers. I will listen to your music at home tonight!
At 1:20pm on August 24, 2007, Stephen Doheny said…
Thanks for your very kind words Bob! I am working harder everyday on them. They are still not like yours though. I hope that I learn more from you!!
All the best and your friend,
Stephen!
PS: Thanks for the Email!!! :-)
 
 
 

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