- LA Weekly
Robert Allaire is a Los Angeles based composer whose work at the intersection of music and sound design has garnered accolades from LA Weekly and The New York Times. His style fuses dark electronics, contemporary experimental techniques, and bold orchestral writing into a unique voice which has been heard in films, video games, and over 700 episodes of television.
Robert’s egalitarian approach to a diverse range of musical styles has led to wide variety in his film work. He provided an intimate, romantic orchestral score for Dennis Hauck’s bold debut feature Too Late, a metal-infused noise score featuring the sound of razor blades on guitar strings for Adam Egypt Mortimer’s feminist slasher Some Kind of Hate, and a dark, glitchy electronic score for the Sony video game Kill Strain. Other recent projects include segments of the anthology film Holidays with directors Scott Stewart and Adam Egypt Mortimer, as well as the forthcoming healthcare documentary Special Blood. In the digital space he has worked with YouTube personality MatPat on his 360/VR experience Global Gamer, as well as his series MatPat's Game Lab for YouTube Red.
In addition to his own projects, Robert has worked closely with composers such as James S. Levine (American Horror Story) and Garry Schyman (Bioshock) on various television shows and video game projects providing additional music and synth programming.
Robert is also a lover of experimental film and collaborated with filmmaker Betzy Bromberg on her hypnotic And the Night Illuminated the Night, which the New York Times described as “wonderfully scored” and selected as one of their best films of 2011. They have since reunited to work on her new 16mm meditation Glide of Transparency which premiered in late 2016.