Mute Song are delight to announce the signing of the UK based American composer and musician Robert Stillman.
Stillman’s music juxtaposes the archaic with the futuristic, incorporating influences of Jazz, Minimalism, American Folk music, and experimental electronic music to create a sound described by the Guardian Observer as “lending an avant-garde shimmer to pre-modern American sounds.”
The diversity of Stillman’s music reflects his varied musical life, which started with saxophone lessons in his native Portland, Maine at 11 years old. A move to Boston to study jazz introduced him to formative teachers (George Garzone, Danilo Perez, George Russell), as well as to like-minded colleagues with whom he’d later collaborate, including future members of Glass Ghost, Dirty Projectors, Caveman, and Here We Go Magic.
Upon arriving in New York in 2001, this circle of musical colleagues widened to include new collaborators including Luke Temple, Chris and Kurt Weisman, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Hiss Golden Messenger.