Robert Thomas is a composer, music producer and interactive music programmer who has worked across a range of media for over 10 years.
He is currently an Interactive Music Composer at Reality Jockey Ltd, a company he joined in 2009. He works here with a team of talented technologists and creatives, including Michael Breidenbrucker the founder, CEO and creative lead at RjDj ( who also co-founded Last.fm ).
Here Robert has been a part of the team that created the innovative iPhone applications Inception the App, The Dark Knight Rises Z+, Dimensions, RjDj and Rj Voyager. Robert’s role at RjDj involves music composition, production and programming. He is also extensively involved in user experience design and product design of the apps.
In his interactive music production role at RjDj, he has worked with Imogen Heap, Hans Zimmer, Air, Carl Craig, Little Boots, Bookashade, Jimmy Edgar, Chiddy Bang, Console / Acid Pauli and many more.
He has also worked independently with Sophie Barker (Zero 7) and Kirsty Hawkshaw ( Opus III, Orbital, Tiesto )
From 2005 to 2009 he was founder of Dizzy Banjo, a small music production company which provided music for a wide range of clients including Nintendo/Curve Studios, Revlon, Czech National Radio, Mexico Tourist Board, Costa Rica Tourist Board, and Princeton University.
Many of these projects were music for radio, advertising, and video games. Robert also worked on a number of sound installation projects during this time. Notably providing production and technical sound engineering to sound artist Leanda Brass for her sound artwork accompanying the first holographic portrait of HRH Queen of England.
He also created a number of very unusual virtual 3d interactive music installations. The included commissions for interactive works by Princeton University and the pioneering Parsec project, which converted VOIP software into a 3d interactive multiplayer musical game. He also created the first soundtrack to an online 3d presence of a country – commissioned by Mexico Tourist Board.
Prior to Dizzy Banjo, Robert was part of the duo The Dunes, with the singer songwriter Sarah-Jane Taylor, with Dave Rowntree’s (Blur) ‘Transistor Project’ label. They played a number of venues around the London area and were planning an album. The Dunes went their separate ways and Robert did a short course in media composition, under Peter Howell (Radiophonic Workshop). Before completion of the course he was already composing professionally for web and advertising.