Textura calls Borne by a Wind “Never less than stimulating… starry-eyed and mystical.”

Read the full review here: Textura.

Grego Applegate Edwards notes “Some composers create music as they might breathe. The music follows upon itself in a natural flow, like conversation idealized into a musical transform. That’s the feeling I get listening to Sid Richardson on his recent Borne by a Wind.”

Read the full review here: Classical-Modern Music.

ANEARFUL praises Borne by a Wind: “Richardson’s writing for jazz in a classical setting is the equal of Shostakovich’s, except it swings a little harder.”

Read the full review here: anearful.

Take Effect hails Borne by a Wind as “another exciting chapter in [Richardson’s] body of work that displays a chamber, orchestral and classical vision that few, if anyone, could replicate.”

Read the full review here: Take Effect.

My debut album Borne by a Wind featuring Nathaniel Mackey, Mellissa Hughes, Deviant Septet, Conrad Tao, Lilit Hartunian, and the Da Capo Chamber Players is out today on New Focus Recordings! Available on streaming platforms and everywhere CDs are sold. For more information, visit the album’s page at New Focus Recordings.
Also out today, the music video for LUNE featuring Lilit Hartunian. View it here: LUNE Music Video.

I’m excited to announce my debut album, Borne by a Wind, set to be released February 12th on New Focus Recordings.

It opens with Red Wind (2017), a collaboration with experimentalist poet and National Book Award-winner Nathaniel Mackey that features Mackey as narrator in excerpts from his poetry collection Blue Fasa alongside the Deviant Septet and soprano Mellissa Hughes. Earlier works on the album include There is no sleep so deep (2016), recorded by pianist Conrad Tao; LUNE (2015), performed by violinist Lilit Hartunian; and Astrolabe(2014), recorded by the Da Capo Chamber Players.

The album is available for pre-order on bandcamp here: bandcamp.com.

Recorded and mixed by Rick Nelson at Duke University with support from the Department of Music, the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, and Duke Performances. Mastered by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio and featuring an incredible album design by Jessica Slaven. 690277900259_Frontcover_Digital

I was so thrilled to participate in the inaugural Tidriks Distance Learning session today, a Percussion Practicum for Composers with percussionist Chris Froh put together by the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music. I wrote a short percussion sketch for Chris, who enlightened us on a whole range of topics related to it, from beater choice to notation, timbre, and setup issues. I especially enjoyed hearing fellow composer Eliana Echeverry’s sketch, which featured some complex rhythmic subdivisions over a constant pulse. A huge thank you to Gabriela for putting together this new initiative, to Chris for sharing his knowledge, and to all the other composers for weighing in. I can’t wait to hear Chris and Haruka Fujii play the other composer participants’ sketches over the course of the weekend.

I am overjoyed to be joining the composition faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music. Today was convocation and the first day of online classes. It was a pleasure meeting my students virtually; it promises to be an exciting new chapter for me here in Boston.

I had a fantastic experience in Buffalo at the American Composers Orchestra EarShot New Music Readings with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. They gave a thrilling performance of my piece Door to the River. A big thank you to all the players and staff of the BPO, ACO, Maestro Thachuk, and of course our composer mentors Chen Yi, Robert Beaser, and Jared Impichchaachaaha’ Tate. I especially enjoyed the other pieces by SiHyun Uhm, Sakari Vanderveer, and Vincent Calianno, which were great! BuffaloPO copy

I’m thrilled to be presenting on my piece Red Wind today to the composers in the School of Music at the University of Florida, Gainesville. It’s a pleasure to share my work with them, and to see my good friend Scott Lee in his new role as Assistant Professor of Composition here at UF.