Robin Schlochtermeier is a composer of music for film and television and an arranger and conductor. He scored the award-winning Queens of Syria and was the co-composer of the music on the BIFA Award-winning feature film Strings and has written the music for a series of Channel Five/National Geographic history documentaries including the Royal Television Society Award-winning The Virgin Queen's Fatal Affair Revealed. As an arranger he has worked with Roni Size, Akala, and Blizzard among others.
Robin Schlochtermeier has composed the score for the Black Pearl Award-winning feature documentary Queens of Syria, German comedy Nicht Schon Wieder Rudi and was co-composer for coming-of age drama Strings, the debut feature of director and Screen International Star of Tomorrow Rob Savage. Strings has won the Raindance award at the British International Film Festival and is now under distribution by Vertigo Films, the film producers behind Spring Breakers, Spike Island and The Sweeney. He also scored the psychological thriller Retreat starring Kim Allan.
He has composed several scores for a series of history documentaries on Channel Five/National Geographic, among them The Virgin Queen's Fatal Affair Revealed, The King's War on Witches , Mysteries of the Vampire Skeletons, and The Spy Who Brought Down Mary Queen of Scots.
He composed the music for several films of cult genre film production company Bloodycuts, whose horror short, Don't Move, featuring his unhinged and haunting orchestral and vocal score, has racked up over 1m views on Youtube.
He has also composed commercial music for Renault, Panasonic, The Soil Association, The National Holocaust Centre and many others.
Robin played violin in orchestras as a teenager, working his way up to concertmaster in the local youth orchestra. He later became fascinated by the sonic possibilities of guitar effects and fronted a raucous garage rock band, The Very.
His aesthetic tastes were formed from the dual worlds of contemporary classical music, to which he developed an affinity after being introduced to Luigi Nono and Györgi Ligeti at school, and the world of punk and garage rock with its DIY attitude. This has led to a preference for gritty realism and a focus on textural writing. Modernist influences come out in his scores for genre films such as Don't Move or Retreat.