Rob Simonsen is a singular composer, solo artist and co-founder of composer collective The Echo Society. Simonsen has paved his own musical path, and through years of education and experimentation, crafted a voice that both respects music traditions and explores new bounds.
Simonsen’s ascent as a film composer began when his score for indie film Westender caught the attention of composer Mychael Danna. Through subsequent collaborations with Danna, Simonsen contributed additional music to features Moneyball and Life of Pi, and co-composed the score for 500 Hundred Days of Summer. As a result, Simonsen received attention towards his own scores, prompting The Hollywood Reporter to list him as one of the “Composers primed to take their place on the A-list.”
Since then, Simonsen has collaborated with directors Darren Aronofsky (The Whale), Shawn Levy (The Adam Project), Jason Reitman (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Tully), Julia Hart (Stargirl, Fast Color), Greg Berlanti (Love, Simon), Gavin O’Connor (The Way Back), Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher), Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer, Gifted), and Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Nerve). His music has been called “perfectly calibrated” by the New York Times, “Sensitive” and “Sophisticated” by Variety, and “rich” by The Hollywood Reporter.
Simonsen’s dedication to artistic expression extends beyond film work. Surrounding himself with a network of dedicated artists, he co-founded The Echo Society to connect and inspire the Los Angeles community with site-specific live and interactive audiovisual performances.