Robert Black is an American double bassist. He is a founding and current member of the Bang On A Can All Stars. Current collaborative projects include a 10-channel audio/video double bass installation reflection on the Anthropocene with sound artists Brian House and Sue Huang, filmed at the Freshkills landfill in NYC, and “Blued Trees Project”, an out-door, environmental performance for 24 double basses exploring the tension between ecocidal fossil fuel policies and the drive for the common good expressed in environmental justice movements for Earth rights with environmental artist Aviva Rahmani., composer Eve Beglarian, and choreographer Yoshiko Chuma. Commissions include John Luther Adams (bass quartet), Marcel Zaes (multichannel bass work), Natacha Diels (bass duet), and Daniel Sabzghabaei (solo bass); Solo recordings include Philip Glass’ “Bass Partita and Poetry” (Orange Mountain Music), “Possessed” (Cantaloupe Records) “Modern American Bass” (New World Records), “The Bass Music of Christian Wolff” and “Giacinto Scelsi” (Mode Records), and “State of the Bass” (O.O. Discs).