Robin Cox is on the faculty of the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach.  For more than 10 years, his ensemble – which features cello, marimba, vibraphone, bass clarinet, and Cox on violin – has performed original and commissioned music that defies easy categorization, but is consistently pleasing to both the novice and discerning ear.

As part of the Faculty Artist Series, The Robin Cox Ensemble is performing this Friday, January 30th, at 8 PM in CSULB’s Gerald R. Daniel Recital Hall. Tickets are $10 at the door. Plan to arrive early.

Joining them is world-renowned composer, conductor, arranger, and violinist Todd Reynolds. Perhaps best known for his work with Bang on a Can, The Steve Reich Ensemble, and Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Reynolds will be performing with The Robin Cox Ensemble, and doing some of his solo works as well.

Robin took some time to speak with me about his work, Todd, and the upcoming performance. Click the player below to listen to our conversation.