With an impressive resume of film scores under his belt, composer ROB SIMONSEN launches a new chapter in his already successful career, signing to Sony Music Masterworks as a recording artist, with new music to be released in early 2019.
Having learned to play the piano at a young age and with an educational background in jazz, electronic and traditional orchestral music, Rob Simonsen has lent his scoring talents to a wide range of film projects. Since the early 2000s, he’s worked on an expansive list of film soundtracks, among them Love, Simon, Nerve, Foxcatcher, The Way, Way Back and The Spectacular Now. Under the apprenticeship of composer Mychael Danna, Simonsen worked on films like 500 Days Of Summer and Moneyball, in addition to collaborating with Danna on his Academy Award-winning score for Ang Lee’s Life Of Pi.
In addition to his lengthy catalogue of film scores, Simonsen is the founder of The Echo Society, a Los Angeles-based non-profit artist collective. Surrounding himself with a network of like-minded artists, Simonsen founded The Echo Society in order to connect, inspire, challenge and enrich the creative community in Los Angeles by sponsoring live, professional sonic/visual performances and offering immersive and interactive audience experiences.
Inspired by a lifetime of making music and emboldened by his work with The Echo Society, Rob Simonsen will now step out from behind the screen for the release of his solo debut with Sony Music Masterworks.
“It is an honor to be joining the Sony Masterworks family,” says Rob Simonsen. “They are a legacy label that is moving in interesting directions and I couldn’t be more excited to be releasing studio albums with this creative, international team.”
“Rob Simonsen is always pushing artistic and creative boundaries as evidenced by his eclectic sonic palette across film and TV scores and his genre-defying work with The Echo Society. We are thrilled to welcome Rob Simonsen into the Sony Music Masterworks family,” says Mark Cavell, Senior Vice-President of Sony Music Masterworks.