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Robert Carli is one of Canada's busiest and in-demand music composers for Film & Television. Since scoring his first film in 1998, his music has received numerous industry awards and nominations, including 10 Gemini nominations, and 4 Gemini Awards, for Best Dramatic Series (2006 and 2007), Best Documentary (2004), and TV Movie (2007). He is the recipient of the 2007 SOCAN Award for domestic television. Most recently, Robert composed the score for the 13 episode first season of Shaftesbury Films' The Murdoch Mysteries, and the indie comedy feature Breakfast With Scot.

The diversity of Robert's music can be attributed in part to his years of experience as a performer of musical styles ranging from avant garde and classical, to jazz and rock. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in composition, he began performing as saxophonist with The Toronto Symphony, The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra. He has toured with rock bands and jazz groups across North America and throughout Europe, and he has worked with such artists as the Barenaked Ladies, Julie Andrews, David Byrne, Bob Newhart, and soprano Mary Lou Fallis. Mr. Carli has collaborated on several projects with The Art Of Time Ensemble, including a soon-to-be released recording with Steven Page, and a composition based on prose by Michael Ondaatje, which premiered in the fall of 2008 with the author as narrator.

Additionally, Robert teaches saxophone at University of Toronto, written a Scale and Technique Book for saxophone, and has authored several music related articles for industry periodicals.


The Poetry of Souvankham Thammavongsa

A Film by Paramita Nath