Robin Coops is a director and songwriter for audio visual- films, performances and concerts. He studied at the Theatre Academy in Maastricht and followed the directing programme. He finished his masters at the Conservatory in The Hague in collaboration with the composition department and the theatre group ‘de Veenfabriek’ from Paul Koek. He had composing lessons from: Cornelis de Bondt, Guus Janssen, Yannis Kyriakides and David Dramm. After his studies he worked, besides his own work, as an intern and assistant at ‘De Nederlandse Reisopera’, ‘De Nationale Opera’ and ‘Toneelgroep Amsterdam’.
Robin is searching for the dialogue between different art-disciplines to create one composition. He doesn’t think in boundaries, but instead, he is questioning himself each time which kind of form the work asks for. His work is focussing on the movements of sound, space and the body of the performers.
His work is focussing on the movements of sound, space and the body of the performers. He prefers extreme concepts in which often the staging ends in a very minimalistic setting. New technologies are a big part of the creating process. In his work Robin keeps searching for universal languages, so there are no boundaries for each individual audience member in experiencing the performance. His own songs are highly influenced by progressive rock music, indie rock aswel by contemporary music.
With his ‘M31 foundation‘ he produced and directed projects like the opera ‘Der Kaiser von Atlantis’ and the audiovisual performance ‘Disconnect’. Since september 2016, Robin is part of the musician collective from ‘Splendor’ in Amsterdam. Besides the new upcoming projects, Robin is doing a master at the filmacademy in Amsterdam to further explore the quality of movement in multimedia projects.