Reuben is a saxophonist, clarinettist, improviser and composer. His work encompasses diverse collaboration with dancers, sound sculptors, actors, songwriters and other musicians, as well as solo performance. His composition focuses on sound design, works for ensembles and environmental sound recording. His doctoral dissertation ‘Acoustic illuminations: recorded space as soundscape composition’ (2014) draws upon field recording and improvisation. His soundscape works have been awarded the Lilburn Prize for Composition three times. He regularly performs and records with many of Aotearoa’s most exciting and innovative musicians, in a multitude of contexts. Ongoing projects include punk-jazz collective 'Poltroon', sound design and music with Rory Dalley, multi-disciplinary collaborations with dance (Movement Art Practice and Kyungmi Kim). In recent years he has also worked in Europe, Australia and Sri Lanka performing collaboratively and solo at music festivals and concert series such as the Now Now, Bomb the Space, and Fredstock. Highlight encounters include Shoji Hano, Franzisca Baumann, Kris Wanders, Misha Marks, Susan Alcorn, Clayton Thomas, Jeff Henderson, Daniel Weltlinger, Matt Earle, Adam Sussmann, Irene Kepl, Adrian Klumpes, Mike Nock, Roger Mannins, John Rae, Jaap Blonk, Richard Nunns, IRD, Peter Broetzmann, Rod Cooper and Karl Ludwig Hubsch. Reuben has collaborated on many Free Theatre projects including Frankenstein (2016), The Black Rider (2017) and Alice (2018).