Robert Laidlow’s “gigantically imaginative” (BBC Radio 3) music is concerned with discovering and developing new forms of musical expression through the relationship between advanced technology, scientific collaboration, and live performance. Recent work includes: ‘Silicon’ for orchestra and artificial intelligence, featured in the New York Times and the New Scientist; the piano concerto ‘Warp’, which was awarded the KCL Ivan Juritz Prize for Modernism; and ‘Post-Singularity Songs’ for soprano and electronics. He is a Fellow in Composition at Jesus College, Oxford University, and from 2018-22 he was the PRiSM PhD Researcher in Artificial Intelligence with the BBC Philharmonic.

Robert participated in Adopt a Composer 2018/19 and was paired with Southampton Concert Wind Band.

Robert was shortlisted for selection to represent the ISCM British Section at the World New Music Days Festival 2025 in Portugal.