Rob Waring at Vossajazz 2014.
(Photo by Knut Andersen)
December 3, 1956 |
Yonkers, New York, United States
|Genres||Contemporary music, jazz|
|Instruments||Vibraphone, marimba, percussion|
Rob Waring (born December 3, 1956 in Yonkers, New York) is an American-Norwegian Contemporary music composer and performer (drums and vibraphone), commonly associated with symphony orchestras and jazz ensembles.
Waring studied with Roland Kohloff, who had just become timpanist of the New York Philharmonic, while still in high school. Then he continued studies on percussion at the Juilliard School with Saul Goodman and Elden "Buster" Bailey (1974-79), and earned his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees. During that period, he also took elective courses in composition with Stanley Wolfe, and studied jazz vibraphone in 1975 with Dave Samuels. He started a career as a freelance musician in New York, and worked in symphony orchestras, jazz groups, ensembles for new music, and an experimental ensemble for homemade instruments.
In 1981 Waring moved to Oslo and has since then participated on numerous recordings and established his own Rob Waring Trio with Frank Jakobsen and Carl Morten Iversen (1987–). He teaches at Norges Musikkhøgskole, and have otherwise played in bands like Søyr and contributed on releases by Erik Wøllo (1983), Espen Rud (1984), Torgrim Sollid (1983), Rune Klakegg, Tone Hulbækmo (1986), Arve Moen Bergset (1987), Kjell Samkopf (1987), Morten Halle (1988), Lasse Thoresen (1994), Peter Opsvik (1999), Lars Klevstrand (2000), Torbjørn Sunde oktett (2001), Elin Rosseland (2004), SKRUK (2004), and on the Jon Larsen records Strange News From Mars (2007) and The Jimmy Carl Black Story (2008). At the Vossajazz 2014, Waring joined Mats Eilertsen's Rubicon, for the commisioned work.
Works (in selection)
- 1984: Concerto for Vibraphone and Chamber orchestra
- 1996: Sonomatrix, elctronic instllation at the Henie-Onstad Art Center in Bærum, Norway
- 1997: Sikoté Sukán, for pecussion trio
- 2003: Sax Cycles, for 2 saxophones and electronics
- 2005: Jalan Pantai Sari, quartertone-marimba duet
- 2006: Braided Streams, for viola, contrabass and marimba
- 2009: Frekoté Vokán, guitar duet
- 2011: Wellspring, guitar trio
- 2011: Three Narratives for Solo Harp
- 2013: Point of Departure, duet for vibraphone and marimba
Discography (in selection)
- Rob Waring Trio
- Trio with Jan Wiese and Erik Wøllo
- 1984: Wiese - Wøllo - Waring Trio (Maza Records)
- With Octoband
- 1986: Octoband (Aurora Records), including with Guttorm Kittelsen, Aasmund Feidje, Kjell Samkopf, Andreas Rønningen, Morten Gunnar Larsen and Bjørn Kjellemyr
- With Søyr
- With Metropolitan
- With Torbjørn Sunde Octet
- With Elin Rosseland
- With Jon Eberson Trio
- With Stian Omenås
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- "Rob Waring – Biography". ListenTo.no. March 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
- "ROB WARING (Norway)". NorskPercussion.no. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
- "Rob Waring Trio". Discography. Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
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- "Omenås Klangkammer". Discography. Discogs.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30.