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Robin Holcomb


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Robin Holcomb’s perspective on her art has been forged by rich and varied musical experiences, from her development of an individual solo piano style to her work with chamber ensembles, Indonesian gamelans, improvising orchestras and musical theater. Having lived in the deep South, on the West Coast and in New York City, her surroundings have also played a key role in her musical development. Equally influenced by popular, folk, contemporary classical and avant-garde music, Holcomb is the rare artist who synthesizes all of these seemingly disparate elements into something truly her own.

Following in the style of her first two Nonesuch releases, the self-titled debut (1990) and Rockabye (1992), Holcomb’s forthcoming album The Big Time, features songs that evoke a kind of quiet spiritual reverie, creating an atmospheric musical world reflective of her diverse musical influences. Produced by Wayne Horvitz, the house band for The Big Time is Zony Mash plus guitarist Bill Frisell. Zony Mash is Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple, David Sylvian, G-Love) on bass, Timothy Young (David Sylvian) on guitar, drummer Andy Roth and Wayne Horvitz on Hammond Organ. Special guests include Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Julie Wolf (Ani DeFranco Band), Doug Wieselman (Lounge Lizards, Victoria Williams), Danny Barnes (The Bad Livers) and violist Eyvind Kang (Secret Chiefs, John Zorn, Beck).

Other current projects include writing for the Bebe Miller Dance Company and the Joe Goode Performance Group. Her song “Deliver Me” was recently used as part of the Paul Taylor Dance Company’s performance of “Oz”.


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  • manonadune

    It's a shame there's nothing playable. I love Robin Holcomb's music, in particular her album 'Robin Holcomb'

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • why12

    The Big Time show her special melody style:)

    27 Apr 2007 Reply

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