BMus First Class Hons (Composition)
Tilman Robinson is a composer, arranger, trombonist & sound artist, working in the spaces between jazz, classical, experimental and popular music. Tilman has performed (and premiered) a diverse range of works at numerous venues, both national and internationally.
Tilman graduated from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours). Since then he has received commissions from prominent jazz and classical ensembles, including the Australian Brass Quintet, the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra, Fused and the Arundo Reed Quintet. He has also been engaged as an arranger for Sinead O’Connor, and was commissioned to write for Orchestra Victoria’s ‘Seven Songs to Leave Behind’, a concert which featured at the 2010 Melbourne Festival. His music has been performed by the Bennetts Lane Big Band, Frontier Justice Big Band (Canada) and EMO (Enthusiastic Musicians Orchestra). In May 2012, Tilman was awarded the 2012 APRA Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival Composers Commission to write a multi-movement work for his new Melbourne-based ensemble Network of Lines.
Tilman has toured extensively as a member of the Johannes Luebbers Dectet and Mace Francis Orchestra (MFO), two of Australia’s leading jazz large ensembles. He features in numerous recordings by these groups, and his compositions are also prominently featured. In 2009, his composition ‘Thinking Without Thinking’ (written for the MFO), was awarded ‘Song of the Year’ in the West Australian Music Industry’s awards for Jazz. As a performer, Tilman has shared the stage with The Bang On a Can All Stars, John Hollenbeck, Theo Bleckmann, Ed Partyka, Dave Douglas, Martha Wainwright, Jim Pugh, Buena Vista Social Club, Kneebody and Myra Melford. In 2011, Tilman was honoured by being one of a small number selected to attend the 2011 Banff Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at the Banff Centre in Canada.
Tilman is equally at home composing for large jazz ensembles or chamber classical ensembles having formally studied both styles. Recent projects have stretched into the electro-acoustic world of live electronic manipulation. Not content being confined by any one genre, Tilman strives to create a sound that is both personal and unique.
These details were last updated on May 9, 2012