Robert Coleman completed his Masters studies at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Yannis Kyriakides and Diderik Wagenaar in June 2019. A previous graduate of UCD School of Architecture his current work is informed by spatial and visual idioms, often providing listeners with multiple perspectives on musical material. As a result, recent work has also included site specific, installation and audio-visual configurations.
Highly active in artistic direction he is a founding member (co-director 2013-2017) and now artistic advisor of the Dublin based new music group, Kirkos. In May 2019 he directed Dune Works, a site specific event for James Turrell’s Celestial Vault in Kijkduin, the Netherlands, which included his work How many sides do you see? performed by the Dutch ensemble But What About. He also held the position of secretary of the Irish Composers Collective from 2015-2017.
Robert has a pressing interest in interdisciplinary collaborations and has worked with various artists such as the Experimental Film Society, Pim Piët (visual artist/designer) Laura Sarah Dowdall (dancer/ choreographer with RUNNING BLIND), Mihai Cucu (visual artist), Slipdraft (lighting design) amongst others.
As a performer he has explored experimental repertoire from Irish and international artists, performing at New Music Dublin 2017, Kirkos: Fluxfest, Jennifer Walshe’s Aisteach, Kirkos: Body Noise Work and also in collaboration with composer/performer Andy Ingamells amongst others.