A Classical Violinist from the age of three, Robert Mason’s love of music runs deep throughout him. It could easily be said that exploring the vast scope of compositional and performance possibilities is a temptation that consumes him.
Reaching proficiency as a young boy, Mason won much recognition performing classical works at various competitions throughout his youth. Violin was not something he chose to give up in his teen years, instead he took his passion further by training at The Eastman School and later the Eckhart Gramitte School of Music (Classical Composition and Performance) which entrenched his foundation for a career as a Performing Violinist.
As life progressed, a need to satisfy musical curiosity pushed Mason to expand his craft. Experimentation in electronics and computer‐aided music production spurred various releases on renowned record labels across the world. Focused on combining a strong grounding in traditional music theory and composition, coupled with a deep understanding of production and performing technologies, Mason’s sonic journeys introduce us to a modernized aural landscape.
Half of Toronto-based live electronic duo Klox, Mason keeps busy with his label Modern Agenda and composing for an array of projects including ALRM, his solo venture Robert Mason and engages in international collaborations on a regular basis. His productions and work take him all over the world to play and his comfort behind the decks is as easy to pick out as his ease in performing classical music. A veritable chameleon of sorts, it seems there is nothing sonically this player cannot accomplish.