Sunday, 17 July 2011


'MACHINE'S SONG' is officially out now on OIB records, and available in shops, itunes, amazon, and through the OIB webstore
Click Here to listen, and Here for info

Recent press for 'Machine's Song':

"Composer Robert Stillman's sublime latest transmission sets wordless one-man band pieces conjuring a quaint Americana against mechanical collages...Like drifting off in a saloon bar reverie and waking up beside a locomotive engine.
 (    ) -MOJO

"Stillman takes over-familiar totems of Americana asks you to hear them afresh." THE OBSERVER

"Machine's Song is a creaky, uncanny music that creates an impressionistic 
picture of old America" - UNCUT

"Messy results can often arise from mingling the homely familiariarity of tradition with anarchic, free thought of modern composition, but Stillman's latest work is a storming success in this respect" ROCK A ROLLA

"Listening to Robert Stillman's extraordinary Machine's Song is akin to stepping inside some half remembered dreamworld inhabited by fairground organs, player pianos and other antique musical automata." - SHINDIG'S HAPPENING MAGAZINE

"It’s beautiful music that engages both the emotions and the intellect, and seems to exist at least partly in the shadows of memory, which is, perhaps, a bit part of what makes it such a rousing delight." - THE HURST REVIEW

Monday, 4 July 2011

April 5th 2011 at The Tank

'Station Wagon Interior Perspective (Requiem John Fahey) - Part II
Kenny Warren (tpt) Jeremy Udden (c mel) Dave Noyes (tbn) Ben Stapp (tba) Mike Johnson (dr)
Thanks to 'NY Dave' Sheinkopf for filming

Monday, 6 June 2011

Machine's Song

New Release!
I'm very glad to announce the upcoming release of the album 'Machine's Song' on One Inch Badge Records. Please click HERE to listen to tracks, and HERE for info about the record. 

The official release is next Monday the 11th July (shops, online, amazon/itunes). However, the One Inch Badge Web Store is taking pre-orders NOW. The first 35 orders will receive the CD packaged in a LIMITED EDITION letterpress printed poster, designed and printed by Anna Fewster and Alan Brignull. This is the numbered, original artwork of which the retail-version is a replica. See below for images. 

Click HERE to order. 

Sunday, 5 June 2011


I'll be supporting MONO + the Holy Ground Orchestra at Koko in London this Tuesday June 7

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Uncut Magazine

Some early critical fanfare for the soon-to-be-released (June 13) 'Machine's Song' album,  in John Mulvey's 'Wild Mercury Sound' column for UNCUT Magazine. (Click on image to enlarge)

Sunday, 8 May 2011

'Sounds Seen' at Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival

 'New Works for Film 2011' (see post below) will get their UK Premier at the 'Sounds Seen' program of the  Sounds New Contemporary Music Festival at The Ballroom in Canterbury, Kent on 23rd May. Click HERE for more info

Still from 'Dust', Ben Rowley
The pieces will be performed by the fantastic ensemble Splinter Cell who will also be performing a piece for film by its artistic director Matthew Wright, 'A Stillness Made from Speed.' Also on the program, the Canterbury Christ Church Scratch Ensemble.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

New York Shows

This handbill is for the upcoming New York shows (more info in previous post and below). It is letterpress printed by Anna Fewster. The first 10 people to arrive at each show will be the lucky recipients of one of these limited edition pieces!!

Sunday 3rd April, 8:00PM
Douglas Street Music Collective
259 Douglas Street, Brooklyn
$10 Suggested Donation
With Jeremy Udden's 'Plainville'

Tuesday 5th April, 7:30
Ear (Heart) Music at The Tank
354 West 45th Street (btwn 8th+9th Aves), New York
Pre-book HERE

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

New Work, New York

Still from 'Looking Glass Music' 
I'm happy to say that I'll be back in New York this April for two concerts:

April 3rd:  Brooklyn Douglas Street Music Collective
April 5th: Manhattan "Ear Heart Music' at The Tank

I'll be joined by an ensemble of great musicians: Kenny Warren (trumpet) Jeremey Udden (c melody sax) Sam Sadigursky (bass clarinet) Dave Noyes (trombone) Ben Stapp (tuba), playing new music for short films: Here are the titles:

'Dust' (16mm film by Ben Rowley)  'Looking Glass Music',  'Paint on Glass 01' (animations by Shawn Clarke of Mew Lab) and 'New Accumulation' (time-lapse video loop by Sara Magenheimer)

Still from 'Paint on Glass 01' 
Also on the program: 'Sin Cycle for Septet' (a musical meditation on the mortal sins); 'Station Wagon Interior Perspective' (funeral marches and rags for the late John Fahey); 'Machine's Song' (repertoire for 'one-man-band')