About

Robert is a composer living in Boston, MA. He co-founded the Sleeping Giant composer collective and co-directs the Times Two Series. Send me emails at rhonstein@gmail.com !

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Events Calendar

  • Sa 6.3.17: Arctic @ AMF
  • Su 6.4.17: Requiem @ DPO
  • We 6.14.17: DDB @ Geneva
  • Fr 6.23.17: WAYNA @ HERE
  • Sa 6.24.17: WAYNA @ HERE
  • Su 6.25.17: WAYNA @ HERE
  • Su 6.3.18: Night Scenes @ DPO
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September Beaches

Fourteen part Women’s choir, piano and glockenspiel

September Beaches was originally a commission for the UT Womens Chorus. It ended up being a kind of lament for the end of summer. I told this story through a text collage of beach boys lyrics. As it turns out there are only a handful of Beach Boys songs with the word ‘summer’ in the title. From those songs I culled individual words to create a text full of images and associations to summer. The result is something like a Morricone piece, where words convey an image, place, and mood, but dont necessarily have a narrative or even syntactical relationship to each other. It’s more like a tapestry of words evoking the pleasure of summer and the melancholy we feel as autumn approaches.

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Premiered 4.24.07 St. David Episcopal Church, Austin, TX.