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Richard deCosta


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Richard deCosta learned to read and write both music and computer software at the age of 10. Over the next decade, he immersed himself in an intense self-directed study using any music theory and composition books he could get his hands on, and the scores and recordings of composers like Wagner, Stravinsky, Bartok, Berg, and Ravel. Starting in the mid-90's, Richard became heavily involved in Electronic music, and today he writes everything from full orchestra and opera pieces to Techno, Avant-Garde, Jazz, Trance, Hip-Hop, Organ, Big Band, Choral and Traditional African music.


Composer, animation, and musical credits:

"Blue Blottle Fly", Short Animation; soundtrack and FX/Foley "Hand Me Down", Short film by David Padrusch, "Countdown Earth", Documentary, "Biblia", opera in Swahili, "The Temptation of Christ", One-act opera in German, "K'ai, Death of Dreams", Full opera in an invented language, "Memoirs of a Dead Man", Single-act opera in English, "Song of the Hermit Thrush", Musical score for photo slide show, Maine Audubon Society.

Game Music:

Composed and recorded the highly acclaimed “Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Total Soundtrack Conversion”, featuring 31 new, original orchestral compositions, "Cramgene" by Yamisoft, Soundtrack, "Amoeba Divide & Conquer", Soundtrack. “Windfall”, an “Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Total Conversion”

Film/TV scores:

“Ragged Isle” web series, Composer, “Metropolis”, “A Woman of Affairs”, “O Movie” and Michael Comet’s “Blue Bottle Fly”, “Trade-In” Movie Trailer Music, “J. J.” Trailer Music.

Opera:

“The Temptation of Christ”, a one act opera, “K'ai, Death of Dreams”, a Sci-Fi opera in 65 Scenes (5 completed), “Memoirs of a Dead Man”, opera in three acts.




Genres for This Artist

Total Tracks: 89

Instrumental Tracks (83 Tracks) | Vocal Tracks (6) |
Music Genres For Richard deCosta
Action | Asian | Brazilian | Childrens | Classical | Comedy | Corporate | Dance | Dangerous | Dramatic | Electronic | Jazz | Latin | Middle East | Reggae | Rock | Themes |



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WOLFRAM SPAWN - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Driving progressive/symphonic rock with hard-hitting drums, a killer popping bass and rich, guitars and synths. Instrumental, Rock, Symphonic Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Rock, Symphonic Rock
398203 1:03 Med Fast 132   


SERVANTS OF THE HIGH AVATAR - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Thumping hardcore industrial with distorted guitars, a heavy, steady kick and full synths. Intermediate FX and strange sounds add an air of mystery and suspense. A killer distorted guitar solo great for wild car chase, crime in progress, tension building, flying, soaring, swaggering, dark and bold. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dramatic Chase
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dangerous, Dramatic Chase - Dangerous, Dramatic Chase
405755 0:59 Med Slow 80   
Loop (4-bars main loop) - Electronic, Industrial (pending)
405754 0:12 Med Slow 80   
Full Track - Electronic, Industrial (pending)
398190 3:36 Med Slow 80   
30sec - Electronic, Industrial (pending)
405753 0:30 Med Slow 80   
60sec - Dangerous, Dramatic Chase
405755 0:59 Med Slow 80   


LULLABY IN C MAJOR - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Soothing from beginning to end. An English Horn dominates with the sweetest melody. Reminiscent of childhood, nurturing, peace and contentment. Instrumental, Dramatic, Tender music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Tender music
405821 2:16 Very Slow 45   
30sec - Dramatic, Tender music
405857 0:30 Very Slow 45   
60sec - Dramatic, Tender music
405860 1:00 Very Slow 45   
Full Track (Piano Solo Version) - Dramatic, Tender music
405861 1:52 Very Slow 45   


CELESTIAL DRIFTER - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Pink Floyd meets heavy electronica. Rich pads, a crying, pleading lead guitar, crisp drums and rhythm guitars. A barren wasteland or a night city scene, crime scene, ambient lab evidence sifting, CSI:NYC, or a space ship traversing the vast reaches of space. Instrumental, Electronic, Industrial (pending)
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Track) - Electronic, Industrial (pending)
399227 2:23 Mixed 80   
30sec (30-Second Version) - Electronic, Industrial (pending)
403865 0:30 Med Slow 80   
60sec (60-Second Version) - Dangerous, Edgy Music
403866 0:59 Med Slow 80   


MOTOPERPETUO 60SEC - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Instrumental, Classical, 21st Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Classical, 21st Century
405749 0:54 Fast 163   


BATTLE OF THE SORCERORS - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Intense, energetic battle music. The orchestra dances decadently with harsh pizzicatos, wild arco strings and menacing brass. Enter the enchanted realm of many intense climaxes, raging percussion and timpani and non-stop action. Dramatic high energy pirates, wild chaotic chase, Ninja warriors, Instrumental, Action, Thriller Electro-Orch
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Action, Thriller Electro-Orch
398188 1:12 Very Fast 215   
30sec - Action, Action Adventure Pending
405743 0:30 Very Fast 215   
60sec - Action, Action Adventure Pending
405744 0:57 Very Fast 215   


THE ENDLESS AEONS OF CELESTIA - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Intensely cerebral, depictive of deep space, extreme isolation, vast distance, cosmic consciousness. Full film orchestral with lush strings, full brass, harp, choir and a full dynamic range. Out of the vastness of space a message awaits the minds of those with the capacity to comprehend. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
405523 0:30 Very Slow 50   
Full Track - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
405516 2:51 Very Slow 50   
60sec - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
405524 0:59 Very Slow 50   


THE SCREAMING DIMENSION - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Insane techno-industrial track with a full orchestra, African percussion, slap bass, and an insane trumpet section. A battle point insertion, a hostile alien encounter, a pursuit through the jungle of a planet in another dimension. Instrumental, Electronic, Industrial (pending)
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Electronic, Industrial (pending)
409164 0:55 Medium 120   


PAVILLION OF THE DEMON KING - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Dangerous, Edgy Music
409176 0:29 Med Fast 149   


TWELVE MIDNIGHT - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Eerie, dissonant strings back solo violin and trumpet in this moody, atmospheric piece. Musical Poe, it spins a tale of impending horror and untold mysteries. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dangerous, Mysterious Music
398192 1:19 Slow 65   


HOLIDAY TRISTE - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2009
Richard deCosta A playful and exotic mix of grooving electronic and middle-eastern instruments. Highly melodic and addictive. Middle section chills out with acoustic piano, then its back to the east! Instrumental, Middle East, Contemporary Dramatic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Middle East, Contemporary Dramatic
397987 3:03 Med Fast 145   
30sec - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
405747 0:28   
60sec - Dramatic, Whimsical Music
405748 1:00 Med Fast 145   


STATES OF DISMAY - 30 SECONDS - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2012
Richard deCosta Super high energy, up-tempo fusion rock. A relentless driving beat, blues organ and synth lead and solo and, oh! those vocals! Get up and dance, get up and run! Male Vocals, Themes, Theme Music (pending)
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Themes, Theme Music (pending)
528995 0:30 Med Fast 142   


STATES OF DISMAY - 60 SECONDS - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2012
Richard deCosta Super high energy, up-tempo fusion rock. A relentless driving beat, blues organ and synth lead and solo and, oh! those vocals! Get up and dance, get up and run! Male Vocals, Themes, Theme Music (pending)
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Themes, Theme Music (pending)
528996 1:00 Med Fast 142   


THE SCREAMING DIMENSION - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Insane techno-industrial track with a full orchestra, African percussion, slap bass, and an insane trumpet section. A battle point insertion, a hostile alien encounter, a pursuit through the jungle of a planet in another dimension. Instrumental, Electronic, Industrial (pending)
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Electronic, Industrial (pending)
409165 0:30 Medium 120   
60sec - Action, Action Adventure Pending
406195 0:55 Medium 120   
Full Track - Action, Adventure Orchestral
406076 1:55 Medium 120   


HOME BY 11:45, DEAD BY 11:46 - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Three eerily dissonant piano lines intertwine, distant, distorted guitars and strings weave in and out menacingly. Hypnotic, chaotic and very creepy. Crime scene exploration, supernatural investigations, psychological suspense. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dangerous, Mysterious Music
398291 3:42 Medium 125   


CHRONOKINETIK - FULL TRACK - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2012
Richard deCosta This intense, driving, hypnotic electro-orchestral track is a prime candidate for a movie opener. Crisp, pounding drums with an in-your-face brass and synth bass line. This track packs a serious punch! Instrumental, Electronic, Progressive Electronic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Electronic, Progressive Electronic
527125 3:54 Fast 150   


RIPPED, SHREDDED AND DEADHEADED - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2009
Richard deCosta Pure weapons-grade industrial electronic carnage! Massive bass line, psychotic strings, hard, driving edgy drums, timpani swells, and a massive build up in the B-section with ticking clocks, psychotic sounds whirring around, strings ramp back up into the sinister, diabolical, explosive finale. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dangerous, Dangerous Music
409174 1:00 Med Slow 85   
Full Track - Dangerous, Psychedelic  
398436 4:22 Med Slow 85   


STATES OF DISMAY - FULL TRACK - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2012
Richard deCosta Super high energy, up-tempo fusion rock. A relentless driving beat, blues organ and synth lead and solo and, oh! those vocals! Get up and dance, get up and run! Male Vocals, Rock, Rock Fusion
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Track) - Rock, Rock Fusion
528997 4:59 Med Fast 142   


PAVILLION OF THE DEMON KING - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Bleeding edge orchestral battle music. Furious and relentless. Instrumental, Action, Action Adventure Pending
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Action, Action Adventure Pending
409175 0:57 Med Fast 130   


EVER HERE, EVER THERE, WANDERING - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2008
Richard deCosta A melancholy taste of the Middle East, a mixture of old and new. A Celtic tin whistle converses with a Persian Santoor backed by a Latin rhythm section for an incredibly unique sound. A triste at a sidewalk cafe, a walk along a Mediterranean beach. Instrumental, Middle East, Middle-East
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Middle East, Middle-East  
398724 3:11 Med Slow 85   
60sec - Dramatic, Smooth Music
405746 0:59 Med Slow 85   
30sec - Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
405745 0:30 Med Slow 85   


THROUGH FROSTED GLASS - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Contemplative Music
398444 2:59 Very Slow 9   


DAWN MOTET - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta A serene duet between flute and clarinet backed by a lush orchestra describe a calm morning sunrise. Very melodic. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Calm Mellow Music
398108 1:34 Med Slow 95   


FLIPPY TRIPPY - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Funky, groovy modern disco fever! A stylish combination of old-school disco and funk. Roller derby, 70s gangsta, happy commercial music! Instrumental, Dance, Classic Disco
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dance, Classic Disco
404730 1:48 Medium 107   
30sec (30-sec w/ Synth Solo) - Dance, Classic Disco
404737 0:30 Medium 107   
60sec (60-sec w/ Synth solo) - Dance, Classic Disco
404738 0:59 Medium 107   


INDUSTRIAL DELUGE - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2009
Richard deCosta Dark, grinding post-apocalyptic industrial grind. Hypnotic drumming, heavy guitars, and pulsating synths combine to produce an amazing sense of a bleak future, where machine rules over man, and technology infects. Instrumental, Dangerous, Mysterious Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dangerous, Mysterious Music
398110 5:23 Med Slow 81   


SOUL TRAP - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Spine-tingling orchestra and choir. Mystery surrounds every note, tremolo and pizzicato strings with bassoons creates an ethereal atmosphere. Ghosts and ghouls lurk inside, so beware! Instrumental, Classical, 21st Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 21st Century
398364 3:06 Very Slow 45   


BRAIN CONTROL - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Kraftwerk style minimalist synthesizer techno pop, with retro computer sounds and a futuristic groove. Analog drum machine inspired beat backs a synthesizer string pad. Instrumental, Electronic, Electro
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Electronic, Electro
398102 4:09 Med Fast 140   


BETRAYED BY A FRAYED REALITY - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta An epic from start to finish. Synthesizers, drums, guitars and a full orchestra blend to create this massive piece. Starts as a soulful, longing electronica ballad and building into a horrifying orchestral climax with many surprises on the way. Don't miss the drama at 4:28! Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Sad Music
398293 7:43 Slow 75   


RICHARDDECOSTA-FARGO-FULLTRACK - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2012
Richard deCosta Jazz trio; piano, upright bass and drums. Inspired by the style of Vince Guaraldi (Charlie Brown Christmas). Instrumental, Jazz, Cool Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Cool Jazz
527122 2:11 Fast 150   


THE PIT'S PENDULUM - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Pulsing high-tech synths with rhythmic tuned noise, ethnic drums, an African choir and some mean synth percussion add up to a killer sound punch! Climaxes then settles to a 4/4 synth vamp; very bold and full. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dramatic Chase
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dangerous, Dramatic Chase
398155 4:23 Med Slow 95   


MIDDLE KINGDOM - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta A lonely woodwind lament with strings and light percussion. Dawn in the Middle Kingdom, the peaceful valley, the misty-aired Medieval towns and villages. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
398433 3:57 Very Slow 58   


MORNING GLORIOUS - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Up-tempo lounge jazz with a sparkling, bouncing melodic flute and a quirky 3-step a Latin, almost Flamenco feel. Instrumental, Jazz, Novelty Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Jazz, Novelty Jazz
398104 0:30 Medium 115   


FOULBLOOD, SOUL SMASHER - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Audio riptide! Hard-core industrial electronica with killer synth bass, tight, smashing drums, relentless rhythm, and enough attitude for ten songs. A tough, streetwise, in-your-face, kick-ass bass fest. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dangerous, Dangerous Music  
400808 2:38 Med Slow 85   


FRAGGED OUTSIDE, ALONE - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Hard, crushing industrial crash-fest. Low, growling bass line, hard-hitting drums, grungy rhythms and a steady pulse. Pure sonic adrenaline. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dramatic Chase
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dangerous, Dramatic Chase
398143 2:42 Medium 123   


TOME OF MEDIATION - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Tribal memory evoking orchestral prelude and grand dance. Full orchestra with tribal drums shake the ground, soaring strings and melodic flutes enrapture the soul. Instrumental, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
398128 2:15 Slow 75   


DAQUIN: "LA COUCOU" - CLASSICAL SYNTHESIZER - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta High-energy classical synthesizer arrangement of Daquin's la Coucou. Il est très amusant! (very fun!), Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Classical, 20th Century
398455 1:56 Fast 150   


THE LUMINOUS MONOLITH OF ORYLAR - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta A gentle choral introduction builds into an immense climax with full chorus, orchestra and percussion. Angelic voices, sweeping chords and glissandi entwine with resounding horns. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Ethereal Music
398125 2:01 Slow 75   


THE GREAT COP-OUT - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2009
Richard deCosta A sophisticated, edgy, high-tech industrial groove machine! Sounds like The Matrix or Rob Zombie. High energy bass, cutting drums, powerful, melodic strings, and sparkling effects. Futuristic gangster music! Instrumental, Action, Theme Spy
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Action, Theme Spy  
398481 2:36 Mixed 105   


SCARED BY A PAWNBROKER'S SON - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2009
Richard deCosta Quirky, intelligent odd-meter electroic pop sublimity. Repeated bass line drives an eclectic mix of synthesizer, electric piano, ethnic percussion and 50's sci-fi sound effects. Doctor Who meets Inspector Clouseau. Instrumental, Action, Theme Spy
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Action, Theme Spy
398366 3:36 Med Slow 95   


SONG OF THE HERMIT THRUSH - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta A lush, majestic, incredibly melodic full orchestra, reminiscent of Debussy or Ravel. Heavenly choirs back up winds and strings, full horns resound alongside harp glissandos and full orchestra swells. Instrumental, Dramatic, Magical Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Magical Music
398103 3:33 Med Slow 85   


VOLUME UP, VOLUME UP, DANCE! - (by Richard deCosta)  Year: 2010
Richard deCosta Super-high energy dance tune. Pumping synth bass, incredibly danceable beat, funky retro electric piano and organ. Mid section builds from a lone funky bass line with kick back to the full Monty and screaming synth solo. Super fun party music! Instrumental, Dance, House music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dance, House music
398191 3:05 Medium 115   

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