Pleasant Hill, CA
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia, Choir, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical Rock Folk Jazz ProgRock Acoustic
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
SF Bay Area
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.
-- Robert Gilmore is a composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist whose various musical pursuits include string quartets, choral works, chamber and large ensemble compositions, improvisation, sound collage, popular music/songwriting, arranging and composing scores for video, film, and modern dance. Recently, he has written several string quartet arrangements for Jeremy Cohen's group Quartet San Francisco. He authored the arrangement of the Raymond Scott tune "Boy Scout In Switzerland" that was featured on their 2007 CD release "Whirled Chamber Music" (Grammy nominated for Best Classical Crossover Album). He also wrote the arrangement of the Dave Brubeck composition "Forty Days" that is featured on their 2009 CD release "QSF Plays Brubeck", which received two Grammy nominations; Best Classical Crossover Album and Best Engineered Classical Recording. Gilmore also wrote an arrangement of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" for QSF, which has become a crowd pleasing live encore for the group. QSF recorded and released "Bohemian Rhapsody" as a digital single in 2013. Robert has composed, arranged, performed and recorded music for a number of commercial video and film soundtracks, clients include Waverly, Stroud's, Buffum's, India Ink and Bloomingdale's. His music has appeared on MTV and NBC. In 2011, he composed the soundtrack for Fred Kaplan's film "The River Under the City of Angels," an award winning documentary about the Los Angeles river. He collaborated with the late choreographer Jennifer Kilfoil, who commissioned him to compose and arrange music for her "Quiet Violence Trilogy". The Trilogy was performed by her dance troupe at several SF Bay Area venues, including Theater Artaud and Laney College. Robert received an MA in Composition from Mills College and a BMus from California State University, Fullerton. He also studied Film Orchestration at UCLA., and music theory, sight singing and counterpoint at Sonoma State University. He studied with Warne Marsh, Anthony Braxton, Alvin Curran, Lloyd Rodgers, and Will Johnson. A published songwriter affiliated with BMI, he has written over 500 songs. "I enjoy composing music that encompasses a wide range of styles: from composed rock, pop, and jazz to classical, neo-romantic, post modern minimalism and lullabyes. Recording projects range from simple "live to stereo" to more complex productions involving the layering of acoustic and electric instruments using computer based multi-tracked digital audio. " Instruments include flutes, recorders, vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, synthesizer, toy instruments, percussion and happy apple. --