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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Alone Together

Double Bass Quartet – 8 minutes

There has been so much talk about the internet and social media being both the great connector and the great divider of people. The feeling is that these conduits of information and connectors of people bring with them a kind of odd alienation and disconnect, that we are simultaneous with people and without people. I had been thinking about these things and the image that stuck with me was the physical reality of how we spend so much of our internet time: alone, by ourselves, tucked away in our apartments and homes. My music comes from that place, the quiet times when we commune with our screens and our networks.

Full disclosure, the title Alone Together admittedly takes its cue from the Sherry Turkle book of the same name and not the legendary Arthur Schwarz and Howard Dietz song.

Alone Together was commissioned by the Heavy Hands Bass Quartet.

Check out this video by four/ten media featuring Lisa Dowling:

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premiered 5.10.12 at the Gershwin Hotel by the Heavy Hands Bass Quartet