Born in Philadelphia, Richard K. Randlett holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Keene State College, where he studied composition with well-regarded composer Hubert C. Bird. Rick also did graduate work in theory and composition at the University of Massachusetts.
His earliest memory was watching American Bandstand while his mother ironed. He first became interested in music at the age of 8 when one of his classmate’s fathers was a clarinetist in the Philadelphia Orchestra. He began clarinet lessons at the age of 9, then switched to guitar, and in high school, began playing in local bands, at school dances, and teen clubs. He took up piano in his late teens and learned about synthesizers and electronic music while studying music in college.
For the past twenty years Rick has taught music privately and performed and recorded as a Blues Rock artist. He has released five CDs of all original songs.
At the start of the pandemic, Rick was faced with the loss of physical gigs, like so many other musicians. He began experimenting with creating “new age” ambient music that envelopes the listener in waves of sound; long piano pieces with synthesized stings. The result was “Farewell To Memories.” And now, his beautiful new album, “Requiem.”
Rick’s larger scale compositions tend to be minimalistic, neo-impressionist works are always designed to evoke emotions.
Official artist website: https://orchestraindigo.com