Nicole Robson is a 28 year old composer and multi-instrumentalist residing in East London.
Nicole makes electronic music, arranges scores for acoustic instruments and explores new ways to manipulate the sound of the cello, her first love. Her music is often organic in structure and other-worldly in tone, she views collaboration as an important artistic practice and enjoys making music that responds to text, visuals or simply a sense of place or emotion.
In 2012, Nicole composed music for Tupac Martir's multi-media dance piece Nierka, which was premiered at London's Peacock Theatre and in 2016, selections from the score were performed at the V&A Museum Lates. She collaboratively composed a score for the silent film Pandora’s Box with The Monroe Transfer at the BFI and devised music with the London Sinfonietta Culture Collective that was performed at the South Bank Centre. As a member of performance art troupe Theo Adams Company, Nicole took part in a residency at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center in New York to develop new work and has performed with the group at London's ICA and in Tokyo for Louis Vuitton. In 2015, Nicole sound-tracked an immersive audio tour of Trinity Buoy Wharf, where she has a studio space.
Nicole has actively pursued pop projects that are musically and visually stunning. For six years she was the cellist in art-pop band The Irrepressibles, notably headlining Barbican Hall and performing large-scale spectacles at festivals and arts institutions. She was a member of the live band for Bat for Lashes’s third album The Haunted Man; playing cello and analogue synths she toured extensively and supported Depeche Mode on the East Coast leg of their US tour. She joined Lana Del Rey for promotional activity surrounding her single Video Games and since 2014 has been cellist and pianist for singer-songwriter Rhodes. Nicole is also a member of art-rock band Stats, playing keyboards.
Foremost a classically trained cellist, Nicole has a wealth of experience as a session musician and has played with bands for the past decade. She has performed on TV programmes such as Later... with Jools Holland and on live radio at BBC 1, 2, 3 & 6 Music, recorded at major London studios and performed at arenas, concert halls and music festivals around the world.
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