- LA Weekly
Robert Allaire is an award winning composer whose work exists at the intersection of music and sound design. His scores for television, film, and video games have garnered accolades from LA Weekly, The New York Times, and Animation Magazine.
He has written music for Emmy-winning American Horror Story and NBC's reboot of the classic Ironside. His unique style has been heard in over 100 episodes of television across dozens of shows, while his work for film spans numerous narrative, experimental, and documentary genres. Robert's collaboration with experimental filmmaker Betzy Bromberg on her hypnotic And the Night Illuminated the Night was described by the New York Times as "wonderfully scored" and selected as one of their best films of 2011.
In the video game world, Robert has worked closely with composer Garry Schyman (Bioshock, Dante's Inferno) both as a co-composer and synth programmer. He was tapped to infuse a classic synth sound into Schyman's Goldsmith-esque score for 2K Games' The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, and has contributed electronics and percussion to Schyman's music for the famous Where The Hell is Matt? videos, which have captured over 70 million views on YouTube.
In his concert work he has explored ideas about interactive forms, the inclusion of theatrical and dance elements into musical works, and immersive musical experiences. Robert's concert 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.
Upcoming film projects include southern thriller The Beautiful Dead, dark romance Electric Lights, and documentary Special Blood, an intimate portrayal of five patients struggling with a rare disease.
Robert currently resides in Los Angeles.