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Richard Nye
Richard Nye
United Kingdom
Sturminster Newton
Richard is a music composer based in the UK.
His first published work, Three Pyrotechnics for Solo Clarinet (1993 - pub. Cascade Music Publishing) is now included as part of the Trinity College Advanced Clarinet repertoire.
He received his South Bank debut with 8 'til Late (8 hands on 2 pianos) performed at the South Bank Centre in 2001. The work was later released on CD by Regent Records and his multi-hand piano works have been performed in the United States, Europe and Asia and have been featured at the 2013 EPTA conference in Düsseldorf and the 2016 Summer School for Pianists in the UK.
He has composed music inspired by works of art, most notably Circus! based on the Circus Prints by the late Eric James Mellon, and Annunciation based on the painting of the same name by American artist, John Collier.
Richard also works with synthesisers, samples, historical recordings and visual media. He provided the soundtrack to Icarus a short animated film by the Polish animator Michał Socha. Richard received his New York debut in 2013 with the micro-opera Bucca, a piece that formed the basis of the 20 minute multimedia piece, Edge of the World, a collaborative project that won a 2016 Gorsedth Kernow award and has in recent years, frequently collaborated with his sister, the writer Kate Aranda Nye.
Richard's background as a cathedral chorister has resulted in a lifelong passion for choral music. Richard provided a choral and orchestral work for West Sussex for the Millennium celebrations, Colour Poems for the Cheltenham Bach Choir to celebrate their 60th anniversary and a large collection of church music. His works have been included in the 2018, 2022 and 2023 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.

Richard has expanded his work with electronics and production music, writing and creating exclusive material for a new music production company based in the UK and in August of 2022, his electronic composition EXPRSN was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.