Silver Wave recording artist Robert Mirabal, is an award winning Native American Flautist and Composer, from Taos Pueblo. A multidimensional artist, Robert is also a published author, actor, screenwriter and a celebrated master craftsman.
Roberts primary focus is music. Since the age of 18, when Robert began hand crafting his own wooden flutes, he has shared the stage with many notable performers and symphonies around the world. Robert continues to tour intensively, captivating audiences from the Cowboy Poetry Celebration in Elko, Nevada, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. Roberts music is a collaboration of beats, percussions, electric and synthesized grooves with the centerpiece Native American flute and traditional Native vocals in his language. Robert calls his music – "the mother tones."
Robert has been the recipient of many National Endowments of the Arts and Meet the Composer Grant awards. As a student of music, Robert was awarded a New York Japanese Foundation Fellowship that enabled him to study with the Japanese High Court musicians over a two-year period. In 1992, he received the New York Dance and performance, composers "Bessie" award for his dance-score "Land." The score was written and performed with Eiko and Koma Dance Company. He is the first and only Native American to receive this honor.
Roberts recording artistry spans nearly a decade. His latest release, on Silver Wave Records, "Taos Tales", is a musical journey bridging traditional Native American rhythms, melodies and language with contemporary sounds and textures. It has been topping the New Age Voice charts and Robert was awarded the "New Age Artist of the Year" for 1999 by Amazon.com. Warner Western had released three recording projects: Land, Roberts debut album; Native Suite, a collaboration with fellow recording artist Bill Miller; and Mirabal, a design of traditional Native beats and modern rock grooves. You can also find Roberts earlier custom album recording re-mixed and released in tow projects on Silver Wave Music entitled Song Carrier and Warrior Magician.
During the last several months, Robert has been lending his considerable talent as flutist and percussionist to the extremely successful Spirit: A Journey in Dance, Drum and Song theatrical tour earning rave reviews of his exceptional performance.
Robert also uses the written and spoken word as forms for his artistic expression. As a teacher, Robert has conducted residences in Universities and Colleges across the country and internationally, among them Dartmouth and Cambridge. In 1994, Robert published his first book of short stories and prose; "A Skeleton of a Bridge" published by Blinking Yellow Books. Finally, in recognition of his music and wood crafting artistry, Roberts flutes can be found in the Smithsonian and Albuquerque Museums.