Saint Augustine-by-the-Sea Concert (Santa Monica)

Gardena Valley News (1992)

by Peter Lefevre

"Educated at CalArts and the Tanglewood Center, Robinson does have a keen grasp of modern compositional techniques. His opening piece, the discordant and arhythmic Mountain Temple demonstrated a wide range of influences from Ornette Coleman to Japanese Koto Drumming."

"Soft Stone offered the first nod to traditional song forms. Robinson founded the piece on the ubiquitous Heart and Soul bassline, and created several oblique and jagged variations on it."

"The evening concluded with a soft, slow, arpeggiated tribute to Michaelangelo titled Annunciation and the recently composed Tumult."

"Robinson clearly has musical skills, and is following an iconoclastic path much like Schoenberg and Cage before him."