Sid Richardson

Composer, 2015

Sid Richardson is a composer who also performs as a contrabassist in the Duke New Music Ensemble, of which he is the artistic director.  Sid has collaborated on compositions with artists such as yMusicthe Da Capo Chamber Players, and Ensemble Amarcord, and is currently working on a new work for violinist Lilit Hartunian. This past summer, Sid was commissioned by the Kenosha Community Foundation in association with the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra and the fresh inc Summer Festival led by Fifth House Ensemble for a new wind quintet that was premiered at the Kenosha Public Museum in Wisconsin. Other recent commissions include Webbed, a violin solo for Charlotte Munn-Wood commissioned by the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University, and Rough/Smooth, for mixed chorus and organ, commissioned by Emmanuel Church Boston. Originally from Belmont, Massachusetts, Sid is pursuing his PhD in composition in the Department of Music at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  He completed a Master of Music in composition at the Boston Conservatory, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in music and classics. His primary composition teachers have been Stephen JaffeJohn SupkoScott LindrothJohn McDonaldMarti Epstein, and Jan Swafford. Sid received the Roger Sessions Memorial Composition Award upon graduating from the Boston Conservatory, and the Outstanding Achievement Award from Tufts University’s Department of Music at the 2010 commencement ceremony. Sid is one of the organizers of the Experimental Music Study Group in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, an organization focusing on community discussions, scholarship, and performances of new music. In addition to music, he is interested in sailing, classics, and French literature, in which he finds inspiration for many of his works.

For more information about Sid, check out his website.

Sid Richardson – Tendrils
for flute, flute, oboe, oboe, bassoon