Short Version: I am Richard Risi an Operatic Tenor/Vocalist, Producer, Audio Engineer, Composer/Arranger, & Lyricist from Long Island in NY. Looking to collaborate with some Hip-Hop Artists (Rappers, Singers, & Lyricists) (I produce beats under the name Raynefire), and Also collaborate with Classical/Orchestral Musicians (Primarily Vocalists and Pianists) on a couple of albums.
Classical Biography Here:
Richard Risi (b. 1997) is an emerging, Legally Blind and Hard-of-Hearing, Composer/Arranger, and Operatic Tenor from Locust Valley, New York. He has composed music from a vast range of genres; from choral to stage, and video games to full orchestral works. Risi's music is emotionally evocative, with most of his music- favoring the darker tones and timbres, while other pieces are almost spiritual. Richard combines his Modern Classical influences with fragments of minimalist, ethereal, and lyrical melodies.
Richard started singing and playing guitar when he was younger, making chord progressions and song lyrics. His love of writing lyrics passed on to his passion for music as he taught himself to play different instruments. His schooling at LIHSA and outside vocal training pushed his process forward while delving into different fields of music and genres of musical creation. Richard is currently focused on creating new and thought-provoking music for choirs and voice, collaborating with living poets and artists, and looks to inspire others with his music and be a voice for those with disabilities.
Aside from composing, Richard performs as an Operatic Tenor with the Gilbert and Sullivan Lyric Opera Company of Long Island and partakes in other various vocal and compositional projects. Additionally, Risi is a piano tuner and tunes pianos locally. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from Hofstra University, where he received training as a classical musician and was awarded the Sabrina Rapp Award.
Tech, DAW, and Notation Software That I Use: MacBook Pro 2016 13", MuseScore (Notation), Logic Pro X (DAW), FCPX (Video Editing)
Instruments: Voice- Tenor/Operatic Tenor, Guitars- Fender Strat, Les Paul Jr., California, Taylor (Acoustic), Seagull (Acoustic), Bass Guitars: Epiphone SG, Drumkit- Custom SPAUN Maple 3-Piece Blood-Spatter Drum Kit with ZBT Cymbals, Ukulele, Ocarina, Keyboards- Casio Privia, Pianos- Baldwin Spinet, Schubert Baby Grand
Amps: Roland Cube Amp, Fender Amp
Audio Equipment: Shure Microphone, Sterling SP 50 & SP 30, Zoom H5, Pro FX 16 Mixing Board, OneOdioA70 Headphones, KZ In-Ear Monitors, 2 Boom Mic Stands, Mic Iso Sheild, Shock Mounts
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