Robert is a freelance writer, editor, political organizer, and musician living in Brooklyn, NY. His political writing has appeared in The New Republic, Monthly Review online, Truthout.org, New Politics, The Indypendent, Gotham Gazette, the Albany Times-Union, City Limits, and elsewhere. He has also written essays and criticism for 4Columns.org, The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 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.
Prior to freelancing, 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.