Robert is a freelance writer, editor, climate activist, and musician living in Brooklyn, NY. He has written essays and criticism for The Indypendent, 4Columns.org, The Brooklyn Rail, BAM, composer Nico Muhly, San Fransisco Contemporary Music Players, WQXR radio, Bravo! Vail Music Festival, and others; copy for BAM, The New York Times, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, City Center, Cloud Gate Dance Theater, and French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF); and has served as an editor for The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the French Embassy.
Along with writing, Robert is currently a climate organizer with 350Brooklyn, which is fighting for a Green New Deal and other state and federal solutions to the climate crisis, and the Stop the Williams Pipeline Coalition, which is working to stop the Williams Northeast Supply Enhancement fracked gas pipeline from being built in New York Harbor.
Prior to freelancing and organizing, Robert was senior copywriter at BAM, where he worked for a decade. He has a Ph.D in music history from the CUNY Graduate Center, with a dissertation on composer Edgard Varèse and modernism, and a B.M. in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music.