The Kitchen

Film, Past Projects
Past Projects
Film
:
The Kitchen
A couple fractically prepare a meal for someone they’re trying to impress.
Concept/written by David Stroud, Rebecca Robinson, Camille Robinson and David
Rusanow, Directed by David Rusanow. The score to this film won Best
Soundtrack at the 2007 15/15 Film Festival, and it’s the first example of the
beat driven end of my experiments with musique concrete.

A couple fractically prepare a meal for someone they’re trying to impress.  Concept/written by David Stroud, Rebecca Robinson, Camille Robinson and David Rusanow, Directed by David Rusanow. The score to this film won Best Soundtrack at the 2007 15/15 Film Festival, and it’s the first example of the beat driven end of my experiments with musique concrete. Filled to the brim with every sound I could find in my kitchen and every implement and appliance therein.

this film at Screen Australia

Cubicle

Film, Past Projects
Past Projects
Film
:
Cubicle
Set in a decaying totalitarian bureaucracy a two workers reach out to each
other. Written and directed by David Rusanow, score by Camille Robinson.
Features my own modest talents on the piano and Nick Carver on double bass.

Set in a decaying totalitarian bureaucracy two isolated workers briefly make contact. Written and directed by David Rusanow, score by Camille Robinson. Features my own modest talents on the piano and Nick Carver on double bass.

Harvest

Film, Past Projects

Harvest

This was a short film I scored for Charelle Kelly; set in a dieing world a young girl lives with a jeweller who practices an unpleasant brand of alchemy. Performers on this score included colleagues from VCA Katrina Tsyrlin, Luke Paulding, Sean Mears, Suzie Notini and Evan Lawson.

This was a short film I scored for Charelle Kelly; set in a dieing world a young girl lives with a jeweller who practices an unpleasant brand of alchemy. Performers on this score included colleagues from VCA Katrina Tsyrlin, Luke Paulding, Sean Mears, Suzie Notini and Evan Lawson.

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Kronos

Film, Past Projects
Kronos
This film was the most recent of a series of short film scores I worked on for David Rusanow. The film depicts two brothers of differing temperaments faced with the fragility of life in the form of a sick father, and a vulnerable bird.

This film was the most recent of a series of short film scores I worked on for David Rusanow. The film depicts two brothers of differing temperaments faced with the fragility of life in the form of a sick father, and a vulnerable bird.

Acts of Deceit Between Strangers in a Room

Past Projects, Theatre
Acts of Deceit Between Strangers in a Room
This play was an adaptation by the director Gary Abrahams of the novel Giovanni’s Room. It depicts a tragic romance between two men in post World War II Paris, one a middle class American tourist the other an impoverished refugee working as a bartender. The music I wrote took the angle of 50’s melodrama, it kind of works although in hindsight I would have liked to have done something a bit more accomplished.

This play was an adaptation by the director Gary Abrahams of the novel Giovanni’s Room. It depicts a tragic romance between two men in post World War II Paris, one a middle class American tourist the other an impoverished refugee working as a bartender. The music I wrote took the angle of 50’s melodrama, it kind of works although in hindsight I would have liked to have done something a bit more accomplished.

Sleep Sound

Past Projects, Theatre
Sleep Sound
This was piece made in the first year of my course at VCA in collaboration with and led by Brigid Jackson. It was about the intimate world of beds and bedrooms and the emotions that revolve around them. I made some cute little pieces of music for it as well as the scungiest remix of Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” I could manage. Poor old Lionel didn’t deserve that kind of treatment. Maybe.

This was piece made in the first year of my course at VCA in collaboration with and led by Brigid Jackson. It was about the intimate world of beds and bedrooms and the emotions that revolve around them. I made some cute little pieces of music for it as well as the scungiest remix of Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” I could manage. Poor old Lionel didn’t deserve that kind of treatment. Maybe.

The Robinson Family Singers

Audio, Bands, Past Projects
The Robinson Family Singers
This was almost exclusively a recording project apart from a few performances for friends. It a massive technical achievement for me and my very modest sound engineering skills and ended up being a bit of crash course for me in that regard. I recorded it in my lounge room with a moderately OK laptop and an SM57 microphone (anyone with any knowledge of sound will know that’s far from an ideal choice for a recording using solely acoustic instruments, akin to Kubrick using a mobile phone camera to shoot 2001:A Space Odyssey). The performers were myself and my wife Bec, singing, strumming guitar, blowing melodicas, bashing tambourines and glockenspiels, pounding at a harmonium and sawing at a violin. The focus of this project for me, apart from the technical recording stuff, was writing melody and convincing my voice to carry one. The lyrics aren’t massively far removed from the Tang ones, jokey or at least ironic, although less dark…ish. I don’t mean to brag but I outdid myself on the cover art for this one, I spent a lot of time in Photoshop faking my and Bec’s embossed silhouettes on an old book cover.
Recordings:
The Robinson Family Singers – The Robinson Family Singers
Songs:
Peace Love & Sunshine (The Man)
Not A Lighthouse Keeper
The Dirty Bird
The Biggest Hit
After The End
Butterflies & Bumblebees
H
Hey Missy
Little Tiny Robots
Down
Sweet Little Lies

This was almost exclusively a recording project apart from a few performances for friends. It a massive technical achievement for me and my very modest sound engineering skills and ended up being a bit of crash course for me in that regard. I recorded it in my lounge room with a moderately OK laptop and an SM57 microphone (anyone with any knowledge of sound will know that’s far from an ideal choice for a recording using solely acoustic instruments, akin to Kubrick using a mobile phone camera to shoot 2001:A Space Odyssey). The performers were myself and my wife Bec, singing, strumming guitar, blowing melodicas, bashing tambourines and glockenspiels, pounding at a harmonium and sawing at a violin. The focus of this project for me, apart from the technical recording stuff, was writing melody and convincing my voice to carry one. The lyrics aren’t massively far removed from the Tang ones, jokey or at least ironic, although less dark…ish. I don’t mean to brag but I outdid myself on the cover art for this one, I spent a lot of time in Photoshop faking my and Bec’s embossed silhouettes on an old book cover.

Recordings:

The Robinson Family Singers – The Robinson Family Singers

Songs:

Peace Love & Sunshine (The Man)

Not A Lighthouse Keeper

The Dirty Bird
http://sites.google.com/site/camillerobinsonmusic/tunes/03TheDirtyBird.mp3?attredirects=0

The Biggest Hit
http://sites.google.com/site/camillerobinsonmusic/tunes/04TheBiggestHit.mp3?attredirects=0

After The End

Butterflies & Bumblebees

H

Hey Missy

Little Tiny Robots

Down

Sweet Little Lies

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Triple J Unearthed page for The Robinson Family Singers

Say What

Bands, Past Projects
Say What
This was an acoustic cover band which I mention for only one bizarre reason: it involved having a giant billboard of myself and the two other guys in the band stuck on the side of a pub. No-one should ever have to see their own head blown up to be 10 feet high.

This was an acoustic cover band which I mention for only one bizarre reason: it involved having a giant billboard of myself and the two other guys in the band stuck on the side of a pub. No-one should ever have to see their own head blown up to be 10 feet high.

Tang

Audio, Bands, Past Projects
Tang
This band continued my creative relationship with drummer John Fredericks after Ortonomy finished up and it indulged a penchant for the style of the band Primus we all had at the time. Unfortunately over time that penchant wore thin for me and ofter Johnno moved interstate I hung around just long enough to complete our CD. The line up was: myself on guitar, voice and writing songs, Nathan Laidler on bass, voice and writing songs and John Fredericks on drums. All the songs in this band had a black comic tone and we reveled in a certain grotesque cartooniness. I have to say I’m very proud of the cover art I designed which features a set of plasticine caricatures I made of the band, and photos featuring me with perfectly straight super long hair and my wife Bec in a chicken costume. With a few more personnel shuffles somehow Nathan has managed to keep Tang going to this day (4 and a half years later), I admire his tenacity. Our achievements, apart from making the recording, included again winning the NMIT heats of the National Campus Bands Competition, beating the soon be very successful hip-hop band Fizard, goes to show competitions don’t mean all that much. We also won the band category in the 2004 Acoustic Underground competition.
Recordings:
Tang – Sweet & Salty
Songs:
Pawl
Egg
Go To Woe
The Chicken Song
Shred
The Stickman
Likes To Play
Rollercoaster Ride to Hell
Freak Show
(also a rewritten version of Hodown 2)

This band continued my creative relationship with drummer John Fredericks after Ortonomy finished up and it indulged a penchant for the style of the band Primus we all had at the time. Unfortunately over time that penchant wore thin for me and ofter Johnno moved interstate I hung around just long enough to complete our CD. The line up was: myself on guitar, voice and writing songs, Nathan Laidler on bass, voice and writing songs and John Fredericks on drums. All the songs in this band had a black comic tone and we reveled in a certain grotesque cartooniness. I have to say I’m very proud of the cover art I designed which features a set of plasticine caricatures I made of the band, and photos featuring me with perfectly straight super long hair and my wife Bec in a chicken costume. With a few more personnel shuffles somehow Nathan has managed to keep Tang going to this day (4 and a half years later), I admire his tenacity. Our achievements, apart from making the recording, included again winning the NMIT heats of the National Campus Bands Competition, beating the soon be very successful hip-hop band Fizard, goes to show competitions don’t mean all that much. We also won the band category in the 2004 Acoustic Underground competition.

Recordings:

Tang – Sweet & Salty

Songs:

Pawl

Egg
http://sites.google.com/site/camillerobinsonmusic/tunes/02Egg.mp3?attredirects=0

Go To Woe

The Chicken Song
http://sites.google.com/site/camillerobinsonmusic/tunes/04TheChickenSong.mp3?attredirects=0

Shred

The Stickman

Likes To Play

Rollercoaster Ride to Hell

Freak Show

(also a rewritten version of Hodown 2)

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