Carol Robinson

Carol Robinson

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To say that Carol Robinson is a Franco-American composer and clarinetist is perhaps too restrictive to describe the eclecticism of her experience and passion. She is not someone who likes the middle ground. She graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory before conti- nuing her study of contemporary music in Paris thanks to a H.H. Wooley grant. Whether playing repertoire or more adventurous material, she performs in major venues and festivals worldwide (Festival d’Automne, MaerzMusik, Archipel, RomaEuropa, Wien Modern, Huddersfield, ...), and works closely with musicians from a wide stylistic spectrum. A fervent improviser, she prefers the most open musical situations and regularly collaborates with choreographers and visual artists. She initially began composing by writing music theater pieces, and has since received commissions from a wide variety of ensembles and institutions. Recent works include Mr Barbe bleue, a pocket opera for baroque ensemble (commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture), and The Weather Pieces, a cycle for solo instruments and electronics. Robinson’s recordings demonstrate the breadth of her work. In addition to her own compositions, there are mono- graphic recordings of composers such as Giacinto Scelsi, Luigi Nono, Morton Feldman, Luciano Berio, Éliane Radigue, and Phill Niblock, as well as classical music, alternative rock, and jazz.

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