- LA Weekly
Robert Allaire is a composer of acoustic and electronic music for the concert hall, film, and interactive media. A key element of Robert's work is the blending of traditional instruments with non-traditional sound sources: the vibrating filament of a broken light bulb, mixer feedback filtered through the sound of a human heartbeat, the sound of carbonation bubbling inside a soda can.
His recent projects include experimental film Volutptuous Sleep, which The New York Times described as “wonderfully scored” and selected as one of their “best films of 2011,” music for the television show American Horror Story, dance film For Water, which earned him a medal for musical excellence at the Park City Film Music Festival, and award-winning Iraqi director Fady Hadid’s documentary Where We Live.
In his concert work he has explored ideas about interactive musical forms, the inclusion of theatre and dance elements into musical works, and immersive musical experiences. Robert’s music has been performed in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, London, Stockholm, São Paulo, and Mexico City at venues and events that include Mill’s College, the California Institute of the Arts, Stanford University, the Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery at Concordia University, the International Computer Music Conference, and the Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale by groups such as the New Century Players, the California E.A.R. Unit, the CalArts Chamber Orchestra, the Formalist Quartet, and as part of Vox Novus's 60x60 Series.
Also an enthusiastic accordionist and pianist, Robert has performed at REDCAT with the California E.A.R. Unit and after hours can be found rocking the keytar as half of NES-fueled, chiptune dance party duo Beta to the Max, who released their most recent EP, From Tomorrow, With Love, in November of 2011.
Robert currently resides in Los Angeles.