Rob moved to New York in 1984 and established the musical relationships that came to define his career. Immediately he re-established ties with pianist Matthew Shipp whom he met in Boston in 1982 and continued to develop an improvising language with him.
Rob also began working with William Parker’s many ensembles and has continued to be very active with him for almost 30 years, touring Europe and the US and recording at least 18 albums.
Rob has been collaborating with visual artist Jo Wood-Brown since they met in 1996. Often performing live with Jo’s frequent collaborator dancer/choreographer Miriam Parker and/or creating sound for video and other installations.
Recent AFA performances:
May 8, 2020 On_Line Salon with Steve Swell