Gamelan Bike Bike draws its musical inspiration from Bali, Indonesia and its raw materials from the scrap metal bins of Vancouver. The 10 member ensemble, co led by Robyn Jacob and George Rahi, is dedicated to performing new works for gamelan, including recent compositions from Balinese guest composer I Putu Gede Sukaryana (Balot). The ensemble has presented performances with the Western Front, Vancouver New Music, and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and in 2017 released Hi-Ten, a collection of original works with the Indonesia-based label Insitu Recordings.
The Giving Shapes is a collaborative project between harpist/vocalist Elisa Thorn and pianist/vocalist Robyn Jacob that formed in fall 2017 at the Banff Centre for the Arts. The project triangulates aspects of new music, creative music, and song-writing, combining their classical training and their involvement with the Canadian creative and indie music scenes. Their debut album, Earth Leaps Up, was released on elsewhere music on Feb 24, 2020. It is currently available on all digital platforms including bandcamp.