Robert Black tours the world creating unheard of music for the solo double bass. He collaborates with the most adventurous composers, musicians, dancers, artists, actors, and technophiles from all walks of life. He is a founding and current member of the Bang On A Can All Stars. Robert’s current projects include a Philip Glass commission for a seven-movement solo Partita that includes recited poetry by seven of downtown New York’s most illustrious musician/poets, and Possessed, a series of solo improvisatory outdoor performances in Utah’s rugged canyon and desert landscapes. He has recorded solo CDs for New World Records (Modern American Bass), Mode Records (The Complete Bass Music of Christian Wolff and The Bass Music of Giacinto Scelsi), and O.O. Discs (State of the Bass), in addition to his 16 Bang On A Can All Stars recordings on Cantaloupe Records. Robert teaches at the Hartt School at the University of Hartford, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Festival Eleazar de Carvalho in Brazil.