Reviews for Rob's debut instrumental album "Come Home" have been flooding in, with critics praising the album's imaginative cinematic texture and colourful folk inflections.
"An original and brilliant talent... as innovative and thrilling as other more popular Canadians who are able to balance traditional and classical elements... I'm speaking of Chilly Gonzales and Owen Pallett here." DurhamRegion.com
"Delicate sounds that meld classicism and gentle folksy interplay with a dash of improvisataion" Jazz Weekly
Rob's new feature documentary, "This is Gay Propaganda: LGTB and the War in Ukraine", directed by Maruysa Bociurkiw, had its official premiere at both the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in Canada, and the International Summer School in Greifswald, Germany.
Greifswalf featured the film as part of an academic forum entitled "Ukrainicum: Beyond War and Peace: Conflict, Migration, and Civil Society in Contemporary Ukraine".
Rob's score was informed by his firsthand experiences in the Maidan protests of 2014, and includes folk melodies performed by Mark Marczyk, his former bandmate from Lemon Bucket Orkestra, and Marichka Marcyzyk, the renowned Ukrainian folk singer who...