Robert is a Scottish composer and pianist based and working in East London. He creates visceral, innovative and hard-hitting work touching on themes of violence, sexuality and politics.

Robert’s Sound Investment commission, for BCMG's Wilde Lieder Marx.Music, will be for 6 instruments and soprano, 12-13 minutes in length, with words from writer & director Gareth Mattey.

BCMG will give the Birmingham premiere of Robert's new piece at CBSO Centre on 4 September 2018.


BCMG will give the UK premiere of Robert Reid Allan's new piece at 7.30pm on 4 September 2018 at CBSO Centre. For more information and to book tickets click here.

For more information on all of the events taking place as part of Wilde Lieder Marx.Music visit the What's On section of our website.

To set up a regular Sound Investment donation please specify under 'Other' the monthly amount you wish to give. 

Minimum monthly donation of £15 for 10 months.

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All Sound Investment benefits relate to your chosen commission. Any funds raised in excess of the commission cost will go towards the cost of the performance.

Note Maker

£20 and up or minimum £5 per month*

As a Note Maker you will receive the following benefits:

  • Subscription to BCMG e-news and Sound Investment e-news
  • Updates on the composer and the progress of their work
  • Invitation to one rehearsal and special reception at the premiere
  • Opportunity to purchase a signed score

Sound Investor

£150 and up or minimum £15 per month*

As a Sound Investor you will receive all the benefits of a Note Maker, plus:

  • Invitation to rehearsals of your piece
  • Thanked for support in the score
  • A signed copy of the score cover received at the premiere


£500 and up or minimum £50 per month*

Commissioners receive all the benefits of a Sound Investor, plus:

  • Special opportunity to meet the composer and/or performers
  • Invitation to one VIP event
  • Special season review letter from BCMG’s Artistic Director

*for a minimum of 10 months