Liam Robinson is a composer and performer living in New
York City. His compositions often deal with a relationship with text or other
external stimuli, including theatrical, visual, and installation elements. He
is constantly working with the delicate balance between an attraction to
external association and a dedication to pure sound.
As a pianist, accordionist, vocalist, and actor, Liam
performs regularly with Jean Rohe, the Becca Stevens Band, Ilusha Tsinadze, and
as a solo performer. He can be heard on the acclaimed debut of the Becca
Stevens Band, Tea Bye Sea and
their 2011 release Weightless (Sunnyside) as well as on Jean Rohe’s
worldly and literate Lead Me Home
and Ilusha Tsinadze’s Mother
Tongue, music from the Republic of Georgia. Liam
is an avid folk musician and dance caller, and his folk music duo act with Jean
Rohe can be heard on their self-released album Robinson & Rohe. He is currently playing the role of Songman in
the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of War Horse at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center.
Liam is Artistic Co-Artistic Director of Red Light New Music, a 501(c)3
non-profit based in New York City. Red Light is an organization dedicated to presenting
new and unheard composers to a wide audience. Each season the resident Red
Light presents a series of diverse and provocative concerts with an emphasis on
new commissions and reworked classics. In collaboration with colleague Vincent
Raikhel, Liam recently co-edited the collection of writings, art, and music Original Tradition: The Influence of Nils
Vigeland, Composer and Teacher. This book is dedicated to his former
teacher at the Manhattan School of Music, where he received his BMA.