Richard Marriott

Richard Marriott (born 1951) is an American avant-garde composer and performer. He has composed for film, television, dance, theater, opera, installations and video games. He is the founder and artistic director of the Club Foot Orchestra, an important modern ensemble for live music performance with silent films. He was member of Snakefinger's history of the blues. His compositions are available on the Amour Fou label. Composing credits also include music for the feature film Rising Sun, music for the CBS series The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat, the score for the 1986 Academy Award nominated short film Silver into Gold and the score for Legong: Dance of the Virgins commissioned by Gamelan Sekar Jaya and composed for Balinese gamelan and Western instrumentation. He was employed as a staff composer for Atari Games 1992-1997 and contributed compositions for LeapFrog Enterprises. He has worked with California-based choreographer Della Davidson since 1991, and in New York with Yoshiko Chuma's School of Hard Knocks and choreographer Yin Mei. Many of his recent compositions feature a synthesis of Asian and Western elements.


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