James Ricci

The Fauxharmonic Orchestra recently recorded Ricci’s “Chamber Symphony” Here is the second movement:


James Ricci was born in New York City in 1954. He began his career as an all-around musician, studying with jazz guitarist Steve Khan, and performing in a wide variety of musical styles from atonal free-form jazz to psychedelic rock. This eclecticism spurred a wider interest in the multifaceted world of contemporary music – fired by the crosscurrents and experimentation of the 1960’s and 70’s era avant garde. [from JamesRicci.com]

After his initial training at Juilliard in 1972, Ricci moved to Boston and attended the Berklee College of Music where he obtained a degree in music composition (B.M.1976). Further studies and advanced degrees followed at the New England Conservatory (M.M. 1980 with distinction) and at Brandeis University (M.F.A. 1986, Ph.D. ABD).

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