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    Robinson, Peter Manning

    Composer and keyboardist who took up the piano at age six and was out on the road performing at age twelve. 


    He contributed his talents to Carly Simon’s No Secrets album and played clavinet, electric piano, organ, piano and prepared piano on Murray Head’s 1973 release, Nigel Lived.  That same year, he released a solo album, Dialogues For Piano and Reeds. 


    Unfortunately, his career as a studio musician was cut short when he was diagnosed with tendonitis at age eighteen.  Thanks to Professor Phil Cohen of Montreal’s Concordia University, he was able to rehabilitate himself by modifying his keyboard technique and channeling his energy from parts of his body other than his wrists, frequently playing cross-handed.  He re-emerged in the late ‘80s with a self-produced effort, Phoenix Rising, on which he played piano and synthesizer, and did all of the programming. 


    His adaptation of electronic instruments led to a lucrative career as a film and television composer.  A few of the films he has scored include Critters 4, Satan’s School for Girls, and Sometimes They Come Back… Again.  He is currently working on the television program Without a Trace, for which he won the BMI TV Music Award three years running, from 2003 to 2005.



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