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Good Musical Advice from 2Oth-Century Fox Scoring Stage
Posted by admin on Apr, 20, 2017

Above an entrance to the c. 1920 Newman Scoring Stage at 20th-Century Fox is a simple declaration...
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Tip: How to Make Music Sound Good! …
Posted by admin on Apr, 18, 2017

Over my professional career as a composer and violinist, I have had the opportunity to play...
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Hooray for Hollywood … Music, That is!
Posted by admin on Apr, 11, 2017

Americans and people from all over the world, for that matter, have a lot to say...
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Harry Potter … LIVE! Defeating the “Red Light Syndrome”
Posted by admin on Apr, 07, 2017

Yes, you heard right.  Richard participated in a live concert presentation of John Williams fantastical score to...
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Richard Composes for Spike James & the Names’ new Rock Song, “American Anthem”
Posted by admin on Apr, 06, 2017

Ok, OK, OK!  What business does a stodgy classical guy have doing string arrangements for a...
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Richard Performs with Johnny Mathis
Posted by admin on Apr, 06, 2017

An incredible experience to play back-up violin for Johnny Mathis at the Luther Burbank Performance Arts...
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Brilliant Advice on Film Scoring!
Posted by admin on Apr, 04, 2017

Just some ideas to ponder when composing music to film: “REMEMBER: IT’S CALLED THE ‘UNDERSCORE’, NOT THE...
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List of Current-“ish” Movie Projects
Posted by admin on Apr, 04, 2017

So much tinsel, so little time … What does a Tahitian goddess, a forgetful blue tang,...
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Danny Elfman & Steve Bartek – “Dead Man’s Party”
Posted by admin on Mar, 30, 2017

Richard (Violin) can be seen just behind and to the left of Danny Elfman in this...
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Richard Wins Award in the Opus Dissonus Piano Comp/-osition -etition!!!
Posted by admin on Mar, 24, 2017

Richard’s Piano work, The Jester’s Waltz, received Honorable Mention (only American awarded!) in the most recent Opus Dissonus Competition. World-renowned...
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Recent Winnings in the UK SongWriting Contest
Posted by admin on Mar, 24, 2017

In  2014, Bidwell’s Path was designated a Finalist / Instrumental Music Category in the UK Songwriting Contest. More recently, Richard’s song Warrior’s Hymn was designated...
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Getting Goosebumps
Posted by admin on Oct, 13, 2015

This “horror” (comedy) movie was a blast to work on!  Danny Elfman hitting the musical chords...
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Richard taking a walk with “The Walk”
Posted by admin on Oct, 12, 2015

Working on Robert Zemeckis‘ epic and awe-inspiring movie, the Walk, was exhilarating. Alan Silvestri’s score “soars”,...
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InConcert Sierra’s Orchestral Concert of Favorites!
Posted by admin on Sep, 29, 2015

InConcert Sierra’s attitude toward making music is truly novel: play music people want to hear! (Click...
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Richard and Kristin Chenoweth
Posted by admin on Sep, 28, 2015

September 25, 2015 Richard had the pleasure of playing with Kristin Chenoweth and her 4-man traveling band...
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Auburn Symphony Summer Concert in the Park 2015
Posted by admin on Sep, 14, 2015

Opening concert of the season for Auburn Symphony is always done in a heavily wooded park...
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Sage & Milo
Posted by admin on Sep, 14, 2015

Just finished a feature film project cryptically entitled Sage & Milo at the Barbra Streisand Scoring...
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“SJP”, or “Bridge of Spies”?
Posted by admin on Aug, 24, 2015

Powerful film by Steven Spielberg about an American lawyer (Tom Hanks) who is recruited by the CIA...
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“Finding Dory” Swimming to Theatres Near You
Posted by admin on Aug, 24, 2015

Yes, the fun(?) has begun as Disney / Pixar is in production on the oceanic sequel to...
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Randy Newman Performs in Grass Valley
Posted by admin on Aug, 20, 2015

My family enjoyed a real once-in-a-lifetime experience on June 26, 2015 – right here in Grass Valley!  The...
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A Blast Performing With Kevin Spacey!
Posted by admin on Aug, 18, 2015

   My recent trip to Sonoma County involved very little imbibing of the local grape; rather...
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UK Songwriting Contest 2015
Posted by admin on Aug, 14, 2015

In 2014, Richard’s song Bidwell’s Path was designated a Finalist / Instrumental Music Category in the UK Songwriting...
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Faerie’s Embrace hits #1 Top Celtic Song!
Posted by admin on Jun, 03, 2015

My song Faerie’s Embrace just made #1 on Broadjam’s Top 10 Celtic List!  Also hits #2...
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History Channel features portions of “The Killing of Mary Surratt” scored by Richard!
Posted by admin on Feb, 20, 2015

   It was a pleasure for me to have worked with Chris King, scoring his amazing,...
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Frozen – a new animated short
Posted by admin on Feb, 11, 2015

Just finished (last week) working on a new cartoon short based on the characters from Frozen.  I...
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Oscars 2014
Posted by admin on Jan, 26, 2015

2014 was the first year that featured a full symphonic orchestra performing 15-minute musical tributes to all...
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My Personal Experience with “The Interview” – SONY Hacking Disaster; Comedy Film, Casualty of War!
Posted by admin on Jan, 26, 2015

In late November 2014, I was at Sony studios (old MGM) recording a film scored by...
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Finalist Instrumental Music – UK Songwriting Contest 2014!
Posted by admin on Jan, 14, 2015

   (Click picture for movie!)  Photo by Dawn Simmons Bidwell’s Path has just hit FINALIST status in...
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Danny Elfman Live!
Posted by admin on Dec, 18, 2014

Halloween 2014, Richard performs “The Music of Tim Burton & Danny Elfman” at the great Nokia...
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Childish Gambino!
Posted by admin on Oct, 27, 2014

Friday, October 17 Here is a view from behind the onstage scrim – strings backing up...
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TinkerBell and the Legend of the NeverBeast
Posted by admin on Oct, 27, 2014

October 7 – 9 Performed violin for the recording sessions for a new Disney movie at...
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