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.
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”
“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.
“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.
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
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
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, Dramatic, Pending
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
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
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
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
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
A Vivaldi-like piece. The sorrow of love lost, the pain of distance, the anguish of ultimate separation. Oboe and flute speak and respond as lovers, then are joined by full strings in this stirring, heart-wrenching song. Nostalgic, delicate, tender, romantic passion. Elegant, hopeless & lost. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
Don't miss the climax at 1:15! Baroque style lament. Steady, pulsing bass pizzicato, harp with a soaring, lamenting oboe and cello duet. Middle section is harp alone, then back to the main melody for the finale. A tale of woe, a dream not quite remembered, a lover's embrace, a funeral march. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music
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