Rob Law is a multi-instrumentalist musician/composer with 20 years experience in the music industry.
Rob has composed for feature and short films, advertising campaigns and branded content in Australia, the UK and the USA.
He recently composed the full length soundtrack to Jennifer Abbotts “Magnitude of All Things” which won the 2020 Best Feature Documentary at the Canadian Planet in Focus Film Festival, and premiered at the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam.
His score to the film “Thai Country Living” directed by the Tubby Brothers won “Best Original Music” at the Mosaic Film Festival in Halifax.
In 2017 he composed the soundtrack to Taylor Steele's Proximity with sound designer Sam Petty, now available on iTunes and has produced the soundtrack for multiple seasons of Canadian TV series Hooke'. He has also produced music for content including brands such as Apple, Canon, T Brand Studio (NY Times), Phillips, Black Diamond, Rapha, Trenery, and La Mer. He has also composed music for Australian agencies Clemenger BBDO and Cummins and Partners on TV commercials for Jacobs Creek, Tourism Victoria, Tourism WA, and TAC.
In 2003, Rob graduated with a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Victorian College of the Arts where he focussed primarily on guitar. After the intensive boot camp of the VCA, Rob travelled widely, developing a keen interest in world music, and collecting and learning to play instruments from different cultures around the world. This exposure to different sounds and styles is evident in Rob's highly textural, layered compositions.
In 2004, Rob lived for five months in Ecuador learning south american stringed instruments charango, ronroco and Venezuelan cuatro from Luis Guevara. Charango and Ronroco feature heavily in Robs compositions and remain his favourite instruments to work with as they adapt to so many other music styles. Most recently, Rob played charango with US band Calexico on their Australian Tour in Victoria, and with award winning Timorese musician Ego Lemos.
For eight years, Rob worked closely with singer songwriter Jess Ribeiro, releasing a number of award winning albums with their band the Bone Collectors. The duo were a finalist in the Australian Music Prize in 2013, the duo's 2012 album My Little River also won ABC Radio National Album of the Year and an Australian Independent Records Association Award for Best Country Album 2012.
Robs main passion is writing music for screen and is currently working on a number of short films and documentaries. He loves to collaborate with directors and understands the importance of a well composed score to transform a film and help to enhance the tone and mood. He likes the challenge of applying the right type of music to bring out the most from a scene and to help realise a directors vision.
For the past 15 years Rob has also worked on climate change and this strongly influences his music. “Living in a time of climate change, ecological decline, and so much uncertainty, I think music is profoundly important. It helps express and process, without judgement or intellectual interference, feelings of grief, loss, hope and healing.”
Rob also co-produces a podcast project with Kyla Brettle called End Game. The podcast explores the emotional and personal side of living in the climate crisis. It has been shortlisted for the HearSay International Audio Prize in 2021.