Rob Schwimmer

Rob Schwimmer

ROB SCHWIMMER (theremin) is a composer-pianist/keyboardist, thereminist, and Haken Continuumist. He has worked with Simon & Garfunkel, Wayne Shorter, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Bobby McFerrin, Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, Gotye, The Boston Pops, Chaka Khan, Laurie Anderson, Arif Mardin, Stevie Wonder, Adam Guettel, Paul Bley, T-Bone Walker, Sam Rivers, Christian Marclay, Matthew Barney, Ang Lee, Maria Schneider, The Klezmatics, Bernie Worrell, Annette Peacock, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mabou Mines, Geoffrey Holder, John Cale, Steve Buscemi, Iva Bittova, Theo Bleckmann, John Stubblefield, The Roches, Jack Quartet, Teo Macero, Hal Willner, Vernon Reid, The Everly Brothers, Kurt Vonnegut, Odetta, Joseph Jarman, Alwin Nikolai/Murray Louis Dance Company, Marc Ribot, Frank London and Sammy Davis Jr. As a world class thereminist, Schwimmer has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. A founding member and former co-director of the NY Theremin Society, his credits as theremin soloist include The Boston Pops, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s (which included his theremin arrangement of Bernard Herrmann’s “Scene d’Amour” from Vertigo), Bobby McFerrin at Carnegie Hall, Gotye’s Ondioline Orchestra, and Simon & Garfunkel’s world tours. In addition to his CD Theremin Noir (with Uri Caine and Mark Feldman), Rob played on Trey Anastasio’s CD Traveler, Matthew Barney’s epic movie Cremaster 3, and A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts.