Robyn Jacob is a pianist, singer, composer and educator who lives and works on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm and Səl’il’wətaʔ Nations, also known as Vancouver. She has toured Canada and internationally with her avant-pop project Only A Visitor, who have released three albums to date, and have collaborated with sound designer Nancy Tam on a multi-media production called Double Happiness: Detour This Way.
Her recent composition projects explore writing for unusual ensembles, as well as collaborations with visual artists and instrument makers. Recent commissions include percussion pieces for Sō Percussion and Architek Percussion, A World In Each for 42 Strings for Little Chamber Music (which received an honourable mention in the 2022 SOCAN Her Music Awards), and a piece for percussion quartet by Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion. In early 2020 she celebrated the release of Earth Leaps Up on the label Elsewhere Music with her duo The Giving Shapes in collaboration with harpist Elisa Thorn. In 2013 she toured Bali with Gamelan Gita Asmara, and has since been co-leading Gamelan Bike Bike. Robyn received a Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of British Columbia, and has completed residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Joya AiR in Spain.