Since the late 1970s, composer/pianist Robert Bruce has developed a diverse catalog of songs and instrumental pieces ranging in style from neo-classical to pop/rock/blues. His catalog also includes piano repertoire for students, music for film, television and animation and many ensemble/orchestral works.
Primarily self-taught, by his early twenties, Robert had begun a lifelong study of how music and spirituality and inherently related. He believes that music and creative expression are inherently uplifting; the key element for creative/artistic fulfillment is fully engaging one's own natural abilities and inclinations.
Until recently, Robert regularly presented his popular Live Music/Silent Film programs. These are a natural for Robert, who, as a composer, has specialized for many years in multimedia and multidisciplinary projects and who, in his formative years, was considerably inspired by the spirit of theatre, vaudeville and early cinema. His music is considered "highly visual" and his scores, which are simultaneously traditional and mildly contemporary sounding, truly breathe new life into the films and connect them with today's audience.
In 2007, Robert completed his first book In Between the Lines - Book One which outlines the philosophy of music he discovered and with which he familiarized himself over many years. His second book, In Between the Lines - Book Two, completed in 2012, details his highly intuitive approach to composing music.