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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Unwind

for prepared marimba – 6 minutes

Hannah in the studio recording ‘unwind’

Commissioned by New Morse CodeUnwind is a delicate exposition of off-kilter rhythms and slowly ascending lines. Layers of asynchronous pulses evoke an unwinding music box as cyclical rhythmic patterns move in and out of phase with each other. Initially confined to a narrow range, the musical voices themselves unwind as they slowly ascend the instrument, ultimately resting on the marimba’s two highest pitches. Bell tones, from a set of vibraphone bars placed on top of the Marimba’s ‘black’ keys, provide a bed of resonance to the pulsating marimba tones.

The piece can be perfumed as a duet, trio or quartet, all musicians playing one instrument.

Recording by New Morse Code coming soon!