Robert Mirabal has been described as a Native American "Renaissance man”. It is a fitting description for this musician, composer, painter, master craftsman, poet, actor, screenwriter, author, horseman, and farmer. An accomplished, renowned Native American flute player and maker from Taos Pueblo in New Mexico, Robert’s flutes have been displayed at the Smithsonian Institute"s Museum of the American Indian. An award-winning musician, Mirabal performs worldwide, sharing flute songs, tribal rock, dance, and storytelling. Mirabal has twice been named the Native American Music Award"s Artist of the Year, and has received the Songwriter of the Year award three times. He is also a two-time Grammy Award winner. His breakthrough PBS musical production, Music From a Painted Cave, remains a benchmark of Native American traditional/rock fusion and storytelling.
Mirabal has collaborated across genres: composing music for Japanese avant-garde modern dancers Eiko and Koma, garnering New York's Dance and Performance Bessie Award for the score; with avant-garde string quartet ETHEL; with fellow Grammywinning artist and Mohican nation singer-songwriter Bill Miller, he created the innovative CD Native Suite: Chants, Dances and the Remembered Earth; with Festival Ballet Albuquerque lead by artistic director Patricia Dickinson along with legendary New York City Ballet dancer Jock Soto and, at Carnegie Hall and with German born multimedia environmental artist Sibylle Szaggars Redford in her ongoing work Way Of The Rain.
Robert’s music can be heard in a number of television and motion picture productions, most recently the films Prey where he added soundscapes, vocal chant, flutes and percussionist and George RR Martin’s short film adaption of the sci-fi classic Night of The Cooters. He is currently scoring the soundtrack for a 4-part Hulu Series to be released later in 2023 and will be seen co-starring opposite Tony Todd in the upcoming film Road To Everywhere.