Bill Robinson is based in Raleigh, USA
Bill Robinson was born to a musical family in Denton, Texas in 1955. He started piano lessons at age three and violin at ten. He moved to Massachusetts in 1961. Composition started in 1972 while a student at Phillips Academy Andover. After that came a year at Eastman School of Music, then many years at NTSU in Denton (now UNT). He earned a BM in composition there in 1984. After the Rainbow Gathering in the North Carolina mountains in 1987, Bill moved to the Charlotte area and has been in North Carolina ever since, except for two years on the road in the Southwest.
His compositions include woodwind, brass, piano, and synthesizer quintets; a recorder and a string quartet; songs, sacred and satirical; eleven sonatas for solo violin or viola; two pieces for jazz band; a cello and a flute sonata; a trio for violin, oboe and piano; a quartet for violin, clarinet, cello and piano; and a song for nonet or chamber orchestra and baritone.
Playing violin had to stop in 1981 due to arthritis. Despite a couple of attempts to start again, he is unable to perform and is limited to synthesis and submitting scores to other musicians.
Bill came to Raleigh in 2001 to study physics at NCSU, and earned a BS in 2004. He is now in the third year of graduate school there and has started construction of a novel plasma trap and ball lightning experiment. He is active in the study and practice of yoga, Hinduism, and mystical practices of many kinds, and is a devotee of Neem Karoli Baba.
With a synthesizer module and computer programs, beginning in 2004 Bill has recorded five CDs, and has a website at billrobinsonmusic.com that has all his scores and recordings.