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Rob Simonsen
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Born March 11, 1978 (1978-03-11) (age 42)
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Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Genres Film scores
                             Electronic
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Instruments Piano
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Rob Simonsen (born March 11, 1978) is an American film composer located in Los Angeles.

Early life

Rob learned to play the piano by ear early in life. His grandmother was a voice teacher and music was around him in the family. He would later study piano performance and music theory while being enrolled at Southern Oregon University, the University of Oregon, and Portland State University.[1]

Career

Rob's first break into film composing was through the independent feature Westender in 2003. In 2004 he teamed up with Mychael Danna and has provided additional music and arrangements on Surf's Up, Fracture, Moneyball and the Oscar-winning, Life of Pi. The two have co-composed the film (500) Days of Summer, and the television series Dollhouse, created by Joss Whedon. His most recent work includes the Sundance Film Festival features The Way, Way Back and The Spectacular Now.[2]

In 2009, he opened his own studio, while The Hollywood Reporter named him one of the '15 Composers Primed to Take Their Place on the A List.'[3]

Rob's music can be heard in nearly all iPhone 5 ads - he appears as the conductor in the commercials as well.

Filmography

Films

Television

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