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Robert J. Bruce


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 are 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.

Robert conceived the unique piano and dance program “Eternal Spring” from a deep appreciation of the artistic values of the pre-modern era.  Particularly fond of multidisciplinary productions, since 1998 his vision went through numerous incarnations before settling on its present format, which he considers by far the best and most successful artistically.  “Eternal Spring” is based on his piano music which, with its “highly visual”, dreamy and meditative qualities, seems to reach beyond the realm of music.

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.
 

Robert Bruce, composer - Film/TV Credits (Selected Highlights)
 
Coronation Street (2018 Episode)  
CMT Music Awards (2018 - background music during show)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (Episode 294 - aired February 17, 2017 - segment "Best In Show")
Quantico (Episode "Mhorder" - 2017)
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (2013 - 2017 - music in 14 episodes)
Loud House (Episodes 15 and 16 - "Linc or Swim/Changing the Baby")
The Apprentice (Episode 503)
Rogue (2016, several episodes in the TV series)
Bridezillas (2013 - 2016, music in many episodes)  
Titanic's Tragic Twin (2016 TV Movie)
Behind the Magic - The Making of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (2015, ABC TV movie)
Swarovski by Sedar Global (2015, commercial for crystal-embellished drapery)
Dancing With the Stars (2015, Episode 1207A)
The Hungover Games (2014 Hollywood film)
Honda commercial during 2012 Superbowl: "Matthew's Day Off" - with Matthew Broderick
The Babymakers (2012 Hollywood film starring Paul Schneider and Olivia Munn; music in official trailer)
20/20 with Barbara Walters (2008 Episode "The Royal's Special")