‘The Ephemeral Present’ by Frederick Robin examines the limited nature of human life

"I strive to inspire curiosity and dialogue in others, giving intentionality to our choices. That is why I do art"
15 February 2023

A talented musician and olfactory artist, (a form of creative expression that uses perfume as a medium, including perfumes and other creative applications of smell), Frederick Robin always has his fingers on the pulse of his next profound story. He has established a professional path by employing a conceptual and abstract approach to his various projects.

Frederick Robin has created a captivating instrumental piece The Ephemeral Present, along with a stunning video that captures the emotive power of the music.

Robin composed The Ephemeral Present as a dedication to the poem by Sharon Olds ‘Ode to Dirt’. “‘The Ephemeral Present’ refers to both the invaluable gift of human life and to the transience of humanity” explains Robin.

The track features a vibrant and sparkling piano piece that skillfully utilizes delay effects, panning, and pitch modulation to create a soothing atmosphere as the poem reaches its hopeful conclusion. The combination is truly impressive

Robin’s creative journey began when he was interning at a Music Composition camp in Minneapolis. With the help of Ralph Jackson, his friend who created a painting featured in the video, it became an immersive multimedia experience. The Ephemeral Present is an impressive, three-dimensional trip that will surely leave you inspired.

It is evident that Philip Glass, Samuel Barber, Jean Sibelius, Ólafur Arnalds, and Ola Gjeilo have heavily influenced him.

He puts a lot of effort into blending contemporary art and philosophy with his music, creating a unique and meaningful listening experience for his listeners. Robin explains: “I strive to inspire curiosity and dialogue in others, giving intentionality to our choices. That is why I do art

Connect with Frederick Robin:

https://ditto.fm/the-ephemeral-present