Vito Ricci

Profile:
An artist who has been called "a composer of moody and elegant scores" by the Village Voice, "sensual and driving" by Other Stages and "elegant and snappy" by the New York Times, Vito Ricci has been on the leading edge of the downtown music scene since 1979.

During his thirty-year-plus career, Mr. Ricci has scored over fifty productions including concert music, theater, dance, performance, film and video. His collaborative works include partnerships with Bob Holman, Martin Goldray, Rashied Ali, Flux Quartet, Jacob Burkhardt, Lise Vachon, and The Woster Group. Performances of his works have been produced at The Skyball Theater, The Public Theater, Greenwich Music House, Cooper Union, Roulette, The Knitting Factory, St. Marks Church, The Performing Garage, the Walker Arts Center and the Southern Theater, both in Minneapolis, and the Sedgwick Cultural Center in Philadelphia.

Mr. Ricci has been the recipient of grants from ASCAP, Meet The Composer, The National Endowment For The Arts and Queens Council on the Arts. He has studied with Ursula Mamlok, Eleanor Cory and Ornette Coleman, and has released CDs of solo piano music, electronic works, song cycles, improvisations and string quartets.

Recent accomplishments include a 6 month residency at the Bowery Poetry Club. Having a two hour radio show by Gandalf on WJFF devoted to his music. Composing the music for and producing the "The Awesome Whatever" a CD by poet Bob Holman. Scoring 4 movies: "Arid Lands", a documentary by Josh Wallaert and Grant Aake, "Murdered" by Terry Ross, "Days Gone By" by John Zhao, "Herbron Holiday" by Jacob Burkhard. Recording a CD of his string quartets "I Don't Know Who I Am" by the Flux Quartet. Producing Lise Vachon's CD "Vocalise", scoring "Philosophies" for the Complexions Contemporary Ballet which went on to tour the world, and the premiering of the "Cicada Journal" with Steve Dalachinsky at Roulette. An electronic chamber opera, "HELP", was commissioned by the Queens Council on the Arts.

Vito Ricci's leading edge instinct and creativity have made him a vital and prolific composer of illuminating and compelling works. Infused with poignancy and honesty, his music has the power to linger in the listener's memory.
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Albums

none Vito Ricci - Postones album art Vito Ricci Postones(Cass) Creation Production Company Inc. none US 1983 Sell This Version
CR-101 Vito Ricci - Music From Memory album art Vito Ricci Music From Memory Creation (13) CR-101 US 1985 Sell This Version
JMP 1995 Vito Ricci - Whims album art Vito Ricci, Martin Goldray, Kate Light Vito Ricci, Martin Goldray, Kate Light - Whims(CD, Album) Jay Mann Productions, Inc. JMP 1995 US 1995 Sell This Version
ININ-001 Vito Ricci - A Symphony For Amiga album art Vito Ricci A Symphony For Amiga (Album) Intelligent Instruments ININ-001 US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

- Vito Ricci - Don't Know Who I Am album art FLUX Quartet plays Vito Ricci FLUX Quartet plays Vito Ricci - Don't Know Who I Am(CD, Single) Not On Label - US 2009 Sell This Version

Compilations

MFM005 Vito Ricci - I Was Crossing A Bridge album art Vito Ricci I Was Crossing A Bridge(2xLP, Comp, RM) Music From Memory MFM005 Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
05SC Vito Ricci - My Little Life album art Vito Ricci My Little Life(Cass, Comp, Ltd) Séance Centre 05SC Canada 2017 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Vito Ricci - The Inferno album art Vito Ricci The Inferno(Cass) Not On Label none US 1983 Sell This Version
none Vito Ricci - Say No More album art Vito Ricci Say No More(Cass) Creation Production Company Inc. none US 1984 Sell This Version