“My passion for ambient music stems from the notion that compositions create an atmosphere or feeling that connects with people on many levels. Its diverse soundscape makes all musical styles relevant, it is just a matter of fusing the preferred elements together”
Rob Lewis is a composer, producer and cellist hailing from London.
His compositions are created in one take using a cello, simple effects and a loop pedal; all manipulated using expression pedals. Loops are kept dynamic by changing the playback direction of the recorded material whilst adding new textures using unique sounds on the cello. Each composition is written with the idea of mixing it completely live, and as a result, no track ever sounds the same twice, the resulting sound crossing the boundaries of contemporary classical and experimental electronic.
His debut solo album ‘Momentum’, is a collection of ten stunning unique tracks inspired by nature humanity and the constant strife between the two. Rob has created a special mix of ‘Roots’ for The Ambient Zone and also a beautiful piano version of the same track.
“Roots references life beneath the surface of the earth. It refers to the foundations of our planet and the way in which we interact with it. A percussive loop underpins the composition, providing a bed for harmonies to weave around a low cello drone.”
As a composer Rob has worked on a variety of high-profile projects for TV, scoring numerous documentaries, as well as collaborating with artists such as Noel Gallagher, SBTRKT and Beardyman and David Holmes.
His musical references and similarities relate to Steve Reich, Nils Frahm, Arvo Part and Berio.