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.
A reggae-laced trip into a land of things that creep in the night! Solid bass, drums and percussion lay the foundation for a trippy spoken lead (think Shatner does spoken word Reggae) with a trombone solo that's been drinking from the same tainted water as the "singer". Truly a unique piece! Male Vocals, Comedy, Novelty Songs
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