Robin Heifetz

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Robin Julian Heifetz did his doctoral studies in music composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied with Profs. Salvatore Martirano, Herbert Brun, Ben Johnston and Scott Wyatt. While there, he was first exposed to the electroacoustic media; these learning experiences impacted profoundly on his creative thinking and largely directed him artistically ever since. He earned the doctorate in 1978.

At the postdoctoral level, he was a residency fellow to create music in the following facilities: (1) Stiftelsen Elektro-akustisk Musik i Sveriges, Stockholm, Sweden; (2) Computer Music Studio, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, U.S.A.; (3) Sonic Research Laboratories, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada; (4) School of Music, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel; (5) Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music, Rijksuniversiteit-Gent, Belgium; (6) Sweelinck Conservatorium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and (7) Audio-Digital Laboratories, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He eventually served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Musicology and the Director of the Center for Experimental Music of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel where he established that nationÕs first digital facility in 1982.

From 1986-98, Heifetz served as a contributing editor of The Journal for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States. In 1989, he was the editor of the important anthology On the Wires of Our Nerves: The Art of Electroacoustic Music was published by the Bucknell University Press. Since 1998, his fixed media and mixed media compositions have appeared on the commercial CDs Electroshock Presents: Electroacoustic Music, Volumes II, V, VII and VIII of Electroshock Records in Moscow, Russia. In 2014, his two-CD collection Out of Kilter: Digital, Mixed Media and Text-Sound Compositions was released by Soundcarrier Music Network in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


By Fool's Luck and Wise Design II for soprano saxophone (2018)
Lullaby for MacDowell for piano (2008)
Whiteknuckle for piano (2007)
Duck for Cover for bass clarinet (2007)
Split for alto saxophone (2006)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Real Time Electronics


In Lights Starkly Different for tenor saxophone and electronics (2017)
By fools luck and wise design for soprano saxophone and electronics (2014)
Caught In The Glare for alto saxophone and electronics (2003)

Voices and Instruments


All of Us for mezzo soprano and piano (2016)

Instrument and Electronics


In Lights Starkly Different for tenor saxophone and electronics (2017)
By fools luck and wise design for soprano saxophone and electronics (2014)
Cut to the Quick for saxophone ensemble (2011)
Caught In The Glare for alto saxophone and electronics (2003)
Of Flight and Darkness for two brass trios (1998)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


Whiteknuckle II for ensemble (2008)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Tears in the Sand for violoncello and piano (2001)
A Bird in Hand is Safer for Unspecified instruments and/or voices (1983)
A Bird in Hand is Safer for Unspecified instruments and/or voices (1983)
All of Us for mezzo soprano and piano (2016)
By Fool's Luck and Wise Design II for soprano saxophone (2018)
By fools luck and wise design for soprano saxophone and electronics (2014)
Caught In The Glare for alto saxophone and electronics (2003)
Cut to the Quick for saxophone ensemble (2011)
Duck for Cover for bass clarinet (2007)
In Lights Starkly Different for tenor saxophone and electronics (2017)
Lullaby for MacDowell for piano (2008)
Of Flight and Darkness for two brass trios (1998)
Split for alto saxophone (2006)
Tears in the Sand for violoncello and piano (2001)
Whiteknuckle for piano (2007)
Whiteknuckle II for ensemble (2008)