Trials and Tribulations

Program Notes

Biographical Sketch
Composing electroacoustic and chamber music, Robert Voisey’s aesthetic oscillates from the Romantic to the Post Modern Mash-Up. Known for his short works and miniatures his 10 minute opera “Popetjie” has been included in Opera Shorts. Several of his one-minute works have been presented with 60x60, Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, and on the Electronic Music Midwest CD. His 50 second work “Oregon” was selected for the 50/50 CD, and a 6 second work “sic second chance” was chosen for Vine Orchestra. His works have been performed in more than 40 countries in venues including: Carnegie Hall, Winter Garden Atrium in New York City, Stratford Circus in London, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, MadArt Gallery, The Lobby – nightclub, Tompkins Park and Chashama’s street window both in New York City, TV, radio, off-off broadway productions, movie screenings, bars, nightclubs as well as his audio work synchronized to an installation projected against a building.

Robert Voisey is the Organizational Advancement Director of Electronic Music Midwest Festival. Highlighted in the LA Times as a composer who uses creativity to get his work heard, Robert Voisey trail blazes to present his work and the contemporary music of his colleagues. Founder of the new music production and promotion company Vox Novus, Voisey is known for creating and directing the concert series: 60x60, Composer’s Voice, Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, and Circuit Bridges. Responsible for presenting and premiering the works of thousands of composers, each series has received notable successes around the world: 60x60 has over 350 performances in 30 countries premiering the works of more than 2000 composers; Composer’s Voice has over 100 concerts in New York City presenting the works of more than 1000 composers; Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame has produced works with more than 50 musicians to premiere the works of more than a thousand composers in 5 different countries; and Circuit Bridges in its first year has already presented close to 50 composers in New York City. You can find more about Robert Voisey and his work at Vox Novus at

Performer Biographical Sketch
Composer, producer, singer, Robert Voisey has been described as “mad” by the New York Times and publications around the globe. As a singer he uses polyphonic throat-singing to create sonic ambient landscapes. Performing worldwide Voisey has performed in venues including: Roulette, Bowery Poetry Club, Nuyorican, Cornelia Street Cafe, The Tank, Westbeth Music Festival, Composers Concordance Festival at Drom, International Electroacoustic Music Festival at Brooklyn College, and Electronic Music Midwest. Performances of his compositions and vocal performances can be found at