The Online Home of Robert Coburn

Composer - Performer - Sound and Video Artist 

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April 24, 2017 ~ Performance in Tokyo by Satoko Inoue, piano, and Ko Ishikawa, sho, featuring five of my compositions including Three, Distant Light... Quiet Stream, and Quiet Traceries, for piano; Kaze no Yume for solo sho, mokusho, rin, computer, and video; and a soft breath of winter light for solo sho, piano, and electronic sound.

February, 2017~ Residency at Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Stockholm working in the Buchla studio to create the electronic sound for a quiet breath of winter light.

Quiet Traceries [return] for clarinet, alto/bass flute, bass, guitar, vibraphone, and piano was premiered on February 5, 2016. A video of the performance is posted on my Vimeo site - 

For those of you in South America, Interstitial Traces for saxophones, computer soundscape, and video was presented at the File Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in November it can be seen at the FILE ANIMA+ GAMES RIO 2015 Festival as well. 

Just premiered my most recent piece, Tokyo - Naoshima - New York - Berkeley - Berlin, for Buchla modular, 
computer soundscape, and video, at a concert Friday with Alessandro Cortini and Todd Barton. 
An all Buchla event. Fantastic playing/pieces by Alessandro and Todd. 
Great evening of music making! 

Glad to announce that Kaze no Yume (Dream of the Wind) Part 1 was presented at the Sonorities 

Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Sonorities Festival is a great gathering of new works 
sponsored by the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University. A fantastic show! 

The online publisher Stigmart10 has just posted their VideoFocus Issue for fall 2014 and it features an interview with myself and animation artist Celia Eid about the creation of our collaborative work, Interstitial Traces. You can view a video of Interstitial Traces on the Works page. 

The complete publication can be found at -

or if you want to jump directly to our interview -

Just posted on the WORKS page --
Satoko Inoue's beautiful performance of Three is now available for listening.
The performance was recorded on October 24th at the Recital Hall of the Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific.

September 27th, 2014 - Tokyo
Japanese pianist Satoko Inoue will present the world premiere of my recent composition Three for piano. 

   Location: Ryogoku Monten Hall, 1-3-9 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku
   Date and Time: Saturday, September 27, 19:00

She will give additional performances of Three during her upcoming tour in California. 
   Location: San Francisco Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street
   Date and Time: Wednesday, October 22, 19:30

   Location: Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific, Stockton
   Date and Time: Friday, October 24, 19:30