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2003

"Songs of Redemption for Jean-Paul Vachon" - Brooklyn, NYC. Presented by Magalhães Music
concerts

2002

"French Customs" with Lise Vachon - Sedgwick Theater, Philadelphia
concerts

"Leaves Of Three" with Toshi Makihara and Wilbo Wright - Princeton Cultural Center, Princeton, NJ
concerts

2001

Duet with Eric Ross - Montreal Jazz Festival
concerts

Premiere of "Hebron Holiday", a film by Jacob Burkhardt with music by Vito Ricci - The Sedgwick Theater, Philadelphia
music for film / video

1999 - 2000

Arranger/Accompanist - For vocalist Tony Fish
instrumentalist / soloist

1999

"The Dead Of Winter" - Microtonal Festival, NYC
concerts

1998 - 1999

Children's Chorus at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal - Brooklyn, NY. Taught songs for Sunday mass.
teaching

1998

"Bob Holman / Vito Ricci" - The Knitting Factory, NYC
music for theater

"Harmolodic Habanera" commissioned and performed by The Relâche Ensemble - The Ethical Society of Philadelphia
concerts

"little ordinary things" performed with the Knowmoremusic Ensemble - Sedgwick Theater, Philadelphia
concerts

KNOWMOREMUSIC w\/the Knowmoremusic Ensemble - La Mama, NYC
concerts

1997

"Electronic Stories" performed with Lise Vachon - La Mama, NYC
concerts

"Forge" with Neo Labos Co. - Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
music for dance

1996 - 2003

Arranger/Accompanist - For vocalist Lise Vachon... composer, arranger and accompanist for live performances, including French caberet show at the Sedgwick Theater in Philadelphia (2002)
instrumentalist / soloist

1996

"Sundays in February" Series with Lise Vachon (voice) and Martin Goldray (piano) - The Knitting Factory, NYC
concerts

1995

"Whims" with Lise Vachon (voice), Kate Light (violin) and Martin Goldray (piano) - Roulette, NYC
concerts

"my little life", Lunar Offensive Publications -
writings

Performance of "Meditation For Wrench Guitar" - Roulette, NYC
instrumentalist / soloist

Tonight I Dance Alone - The Knitting Factory, NYC
concerts

1994

"Ann's Eclipse" with Neo Labos Co. - Ohio Theater, NYC
music for dance

"Appetite", a video by Terry Ross - Winner of a National Fine Arts Video Award of Excellence
music for film / video

"Art of the Nimbus Indians", a film by Anita Thatcher - Metropolitan Museum of Art
music for film / video

"First Ascent" with Michelle Elliman - SUNY Purchase and Ohio Theater, NYC
music for dance

"Songs -- Stories -- Electronics" - La Mama, NYC
concerts

Wrench Guitar & synthesizer soloist for the Magic Circle Opera Repertory Ensemble's production of the Grana/Vonnegut opera "Stones, Time and Elements" - Merkin Hall, NYC
instrumentalist / soloist

1993 - 1997

Wrench guitar soloist for "Leonardo" by Edgar Grana - Microtonal Music Festival at NYU
instrumentalist / soloist

1993 - 1996

Wrench Guitar/Syntesizer Solist for Illuminati - Illuminati is a modern big band led by Joe Gallant
instrumentalist / soloist

1993

"Almost Love Songs" with Neo Labos Co. - Ohio Theater, NYC
music for dance

1992

"Stilllife" with Neo Labos Co. - Whitney Museum and Ohio Theater, NYC
music for dance

Arranged music for Ron Vawter's Obie Award-winning play, "Roy Cohn / Jack Smith" - Performing Garage, NYC; Toured U.S. and Europe
music for theater

Performed "Placebo" and "Modern Love" in Jeff Weiss' Obie Award-winning play, "Hot Keys" - La Mama, NYC
music for theater

1990 - 91

String Quartets, Songs, Ann's Eclipse - Greenwich Music House and La Mama, NYC
concerts

1989

"More Party than Arty" - Southern Theater, Minneapolis
concerts

1988 - 1992

New York City School System Shadowing Program - The Leadership School, NYC. Taught songwriting (including the composition of Raps). The concept behind 'Shadowing' programs is that the student decides what they want to do and the teacher acts as a collaborator, helping them to acheive that goal.
teaching

1985 - 1989

Musical Director/Accompanist - For vocalist Christine Donally
instrumentalist / soloist

Taught "Music for Theater" workshops with Creation Co. - Covered 'Musical Concepts for Theatrical Production' and 'Composing Music with a Computer'. New York University, the University of Minnesota and the University of Bennington, VT
teaching

1985

"Aquarium" with the Risa Jaroslow Co. - Dancespace, NY
music for dance

"The Bachelor Machine", a video by Creation Co. - Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis
music for film / video

Music from "The Memory Theater of Giulio Camillo" - Mentioned by John Schaefer in his book "New Sounds"
music for theater

1984 - 1988

'Music With Poems' workshop series with Bob Holman - Composing music to accompany poetry reading, narration and Rap, as well as songwriting and synthesizer/computer techniques; University of Detroit, New York State University at Plattsburg, John Hopkins College
teaching

1984

"City Scape" with Santa Alloy - Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC
music for dance

"Panic *DJ" (with Bob Holman), a video by the Manhattan Video Project - Premiered at The Public Theater, NYC
music for film / video

1983 - 94

"Rower Ricci Show" with Ann Rower - Public Theater, NYC; St. Marks Church, NYC; Performing Garage, NYC; La Mama, NYC; Southern Theater, Minneapolis
music for theater

1979 - 1989

Guitarist with Creation Comany - During the ten years I served as Musical Director for Creation Company, most of my scores included guitar
instrumentalist / soloist

Served as Musical Director for Creation Co. - Scored eighteen productions, including "Memory Theater of Giulio Camillo", and "The Duchamp Trilogy". Toured the US and Europe.
music for theater

1978 - 1989

"Panic *DJ" with Bob Holman. Many 'underground' theater pieces with actors, poets, songwriters, including Jackie Curtis, Pedro Pietri, Mary Shultz, Nickey Paraiso and The EYE / EAR Theater. Also toured the US. - Great Hall, Cooper Union, NYC; Public Theater, NYC
music for theater

1978 - 1984

Arranger/Accompanist - For vocalist Jackie Curtis
instrumentalist / soloist

1978

Study with Joel Gressel - Electronic Synthesis
private study

Study with Ornette Coleman - Composition
private study

1976 - 1978

Study with Eleanor Cory - Advanced music theory and composition
private study

1974 - 1976

Study with Ursula Mamlok - Basic music theory
private study



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