Member Profile: Robert Fleisher
Robert Fleisher is a contributing composer and essayist in Theresa Sauer’s Notations 21 (2009) and the author of Twenty Israeli Composers (1997). His acoustic works have been praised as “eloquent” (Ann Arbor News), “astoundingly attractive” (Perspectives of New Music), “lovely and emotional” (Musicworks), and “ingenious” (The Strad); his electroacoustic music as "endearingly low-tech . . . a rich, tactile texture" (The New York Times). Awarded multiple artist residencies in the U.S. and abroad, he has also received support from the Illinois Arts Council and the Ruttenberg Arts Foundation. Among other venues, Fleisher’s music has been heard at Roulette, National Sawdust, Symphony Space/Thalia, and Carnegie/Weill Recital Hall (NYC); High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA); California Institute of the Arts; Audiograft, BEAST FEaST, and Noise Floor festivals (U.K.); Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium (Canada); Festival Musiques démesurées and Électrolune (France); Neue Musik Zirkus (Germany); Forum Wallis Arts Electronica (Switzerland); and at conferences/festivals of CMS, Electronic Music Midwest, ICMC, NYCEMF, SCI, and SEAMUS. His music also appears on Albany, Capstone, Centaur, Navona, Neuma (forthcoming), Petrichor, Phasma (forthcoming), PnOVA, Sarton, and SEAMUS labels. Fleisher's scores have been exhibited in France, the Netherlands, and around the U.S., including two New Music America festivals. He is Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University.