Robin Holcomb is a rare talent, with a foot in the pop world and roots in the downtown avant-garde that reach back to the first generation of Studio Henry mavericks. A composer, pianist, singer and songwriter, she has performed internationally as a solo artist and the leader of various ensembles. Recent recordings include John Brown’s Body (Tzadik), Solos (Songlines) and The Big Time (Nonesuch). Other recording projects include appearances on Bill Frisell’s landmark Nashville recording and contributions to Burt Bacharach, Serge Gainsbourg and Mississippi Sheiks tribute compilations as well as numerous projects produced by the late Hal Wilner.
Her orchestral composition, “No Thing Lives to Itself”, was premiered by the Portland Maine Symphony in January of 2020. She is currently completing a commission for the Philadelphia Orchestra.
She has composed extensively for dance, theater and film. Her work has been called “staggeringly beautiful” (New York Times), “stunning” (Option), and “entrancing” (Billboard).
Join South Hudson Music Project on Sunday, January 24th at 5:30pm for Solos for a Brand New Day, a special combination livestream and pre-recorded fundraiser!
Friends of KEXP, South Hudson Music Project and the Royal Room come together January 24th for a special evening in support of our mission as we ensure a future to provide a home for artistic, educational, and community programs in Seattle.
Each artist will perform solo, as befits the times, for five minutes. With incredible artists such as Sera Cahoone, Sweeter Than The Day, Victoria Parker, Skerik, JR Rhodes, and more, you’ll want to tune in to the whole show!