Over a 25 year career in music, Harari has been fortunate enough to work with major artists while wearing multiple hats. most recently adding a new one, Clinical Researcher at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Taking the decades of experience creating and mixing sound, and combining that with an appreciation of how the audience reacts in any particular venue, has led Harari to realize how sound inherently causes physiological reactions in our bodies. The affects of loud sound systems magnifies the reactions, but sound is forever around us. Human ears never close and therefore the affects of our brain synthesizing that aural input continue day and night until our last breath. Harari believes that if we can map the brain while analyzing specific aural signals, we can open the door to understanding how to live better through innovative design specifically focussed on sound profiles of our environment.
Some information about Harari's past and continuing journey that has led to these new endeavors.
Primarily a Music Producer with 100's of productions under the belt (ALBUMS/CD, Television, Film, Corporate).
For 17 years with Gregory Hines, he was Production Manager and FOH engineer, on the Tony Awards (Hines was the Host), and the music tracks for his CBS TV show. (composer Rick Cutler).
For Savion Glover- Harari designed unique Tap Instruments with integrated recording systems that were used in Spike Lee's Bamboozled, Opening Ceremonies for the Cannes Film Festival, Performances at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Games, and in Las Vegas for Barbra Streisand's Millenium Show.
As a sound designer, I worked with Better World Productions to bring to life a Holocaust Hiding story using Binaural Technology as a unique educational tool, and also created the entire audio bed (sfx and musical scores) for the cartoon series' by Aniboom productions in Israel.
Harari composed songs individually and collaboratively for albums ranging from rock, pop and jazz to spoken word. He contributed soundtracks to multiple TV shows, Documentaries, and Motion Pictures. Harari has produced a numerous spoken word works for radio and most recently released sound design beds for critically acclaimed programming.
Throughout his career, Harari has trained many, many audio engineers through internships and formal education. As the owner and operator of HarariVille Recording Studios, Robert has trained engineers who have gone on to careers in music production and major label engineering. HarariVille has had associations with high schools in the region (The Bergen Academies, The Hudson School, The Hoboken Charter School) which send interns for class credit. After being a guest lecturer for SUNY Oneonta’s Music program, Robert formalized his teaching role in the Fall 2005 joining the Music and Technology Department at Stevens Institute of Technology, and continues as Industry Associate Professor of all the Sound Recording curricula that he created, and Technical Director for the College of Arts and Letters.
In his personal life, Robert remains involved in many areas of community service. As a board member and former President of The United Synagogue of Hoboken, as a member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), Robert has sat on the Education Committee in New York, the only non-governor member. He also regularly donates his time in the studio for charities such as The Robin Hood Foundation and outside the studio to Habitat For Humanity.