Robert Thomas is a composer who makes music which adapts in realtime to the listeners situation – like a soundtrack to your life. He has been commissioned by Google, BBC, Sky, National Geographic, Boiler Room, Los Angeles Philharmonic and many more.
He has collaborated with Massive Attack, Imogen Heap, Hans Zimmer, Ben Burtt, Richard King, Junkie XL / Tom Holkenborg, Carl Craig, Air, Bookashade, Jimmy Edgar, Mel Wesson, Little Boots, Chiddy Bang, Console, Sophie Barker (Zero 7) and Kirsty Hawkshaw (Opus III, Orbital, Tiesto).
He uses a range of techniques and approaches from conventional composition to adaptive systems, algorithmic, generative, stochastic composition, procedural generation and machine learning / artificial intelligence. He composes and programs bespoke experiences for each project.
Robert runs a small creative studio. He regularly works with his assistant Franky Redente and collaborators as necessary on projects, these have included Joe White, Martin Roth and Parag Mital.
Recent commissions include :
The Eternal Golden Braid – piece performed by London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists at the Barbican, London
An audience interactive piece composed in collaboration with machine learning processes.
Walt Disney Concert Hall Dreams – LA Philharmonic and Refik Anadol
Soundtrack created with machine learning processes. Together with Kerim Karaoglu and Parag Mital.
Fantom x Mezzanine with Massive Attack
Sensory remixing experience for iPhone, with Rob Del Naja, Marc Picken, Andrew Melchoir, Yair Szarf.
Elements, Google Pixel2 at Selfridges, with TEM
Personalised adaptive soundtrack for interactive installation
Pixel Records Sci Fi Supermall – Boiler Room x Google Pixel 2
Event soundtrack composed with AI systems and Wavenet style transfer processes.
Ecliptic Infinite generative 3d soundtrack for L-ISA Island system with L-Acoustics
On Your Wavelength, Pulling Out All The Stops with Marcus Lyall.
EEG controlled piece for Leeds Town Hall pipe organ and lasers.
Hear The City Soundtrack to the city of Rio during Olympic games 2016
BBC Click Live Audience emotion reactive music for BBC live show
Past commercial clients include :
Google, BBC, CISCO, National Geographic, Nintendo, Revlon.
See the projects page for all recent projects.
From 2009 to April 2014 Robert was Chief Creative Officer, composer and reactive music producer at the pioneering music app company RjDj. He was a part of the team that created the iOS applications :
Inception the App ( over 6 million downloads)
The Dark Knight Rises Z+
Dimensions, RjDj and Rj Voyager.