Music for Dance Performances

 

Since 2010, Richard composes and creates music for modern dance pieces. 

He mixes, produces and plays all music himself, except in a few collaborations. He also performs the music live on stage regularly, playing a variety of instruments.

His colourful work juxtaposes elements of electronic dance music, musique concrete and ambient. With his dadaistic "audio-collages", Richard seeks to create an intrinsic logic that not only supports the dance, but also adds another layer to the performances.

This page lists a selection of his work, displaying the diversity of sound and instrumentation. 

From pure electronica to live string quartet, from manipulated drums to solo baritone guitar. 

Richard is a freelancer who has worked mainly with choreographer Itamar Serussi (IL/NL) for companies around the world:

Scapino Ballet (NL)

Edge (UK)

Ballet de Lorraine (FR)

Balletto di Roma (IT)

Hessisches Staats Ballett (DE)

Pennsylvania Ballet (USA)

Fanclub (DK)

Oper Ballett Graz (AT)

and others. 

He also works with other choreographers:

Ginette Laurin (CAN)

Ed Wubbe (NL)

Jens van Daele (BE)

Ann van den Broek (BE)

Keren Rosenberg (IL)

Kiyan Khoshoie (CH)

Taige Ahmed (TJ)

Einat Tuchman (IL)

Jesus de Vega (ES)

EDUCATION

Richard has also created exclusive works for presentations by students of several dance academies:

- Fontys, Tilburg (NL)

- Codarts, Rotterdam (NL)

- ArtEZ, Arnhem (NL)

- Rijn IJssel, Zwolle (NL)

- Theaterschool, Amsterdam (NL)

- The Place, London (UK)

UPCOMING

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL) - RUBICON - Ed Wubbe (2021)

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL) - SQUARE #2 (2021)

Dansmakers Amsterdam (NL) - GOING PRIMAL - Keren Rosenberg (2020)

Dansmakers Amsterdam (NL) - VOID OF LONGING - Keren Rosenberg (2020)

2019

Rijn IJssel (NL) - KANTELSON - Patricia van Deutekom

Codarts (NL) - VANISHING POINT - Patricia van Deutekom

2018

Sounding Bodies (NL) - SWAN [REMIX]​ - Jacqueline Hamelink & Johnny Lloyd

Kiyan Khoshoie (CH) - GRAND ECART

Jens van Daele | Burning Bridges (NL) - NACHTHEXEN II: LA PARISIENNE - Burning Bridges

2017

Jens van Daele | Burning Bridges (NL) - NACHTHEXEN I: JEANNE - Burning Bridges

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL) - LOVE GUN - Itamar Serussi

Jens van Daele | Burning Bridges (NL) - STORMLINE - Burning Bridges

Hessisches Staats Ballett (DE) - FALL- Itamar Serussi

Jens van Daele | Burning Bridges (NL) - TIERRA - Burning Bridges

2016

Balletto di Roma (IT) - GISELLE - Itamar Serussi

Balletto di Roma (IT) - SYCHO - Itamar Serussi

Balletto di Roma (IT) - TEFER - Itamar Serussi

Jens van Daele | Burning Bridges (NL) - AUGENJAGT - Burning Bridges

Jens van Daele | Burning Bridges (NL) - OVER ONZE VADER - Burning Bridges

2015

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL) - HENRY - Itamar Serussi

Jens van Daele | Burning Bridges (NL) - OVER ONZE VADER (Oerol)

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL) - THE WORST THING I COULD DO - Itamar Serussi

Jens van Daele | Burning Bridges (NL) - ABOUT LUCIAN - Burning Bridges

CNN Ballet de Lorraine (FR) - COVER - Itamar Serussi

The Place (UK) - THE SINGLES - Itamar Serussi

2014

Dance Academy Bytom (PL) - WORKING TITLE EGO - Burning Bridges

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL) - WOLF - Itamar Serussi

Operaestate (IT) - THE DISAPPEARING SHOW - Itamar Serussi

Fringe Festival Philadelphia (USA) - OPERATION - Itamar Serussi

Theaterschool Amsterdam (NL) - FALSE ALARM - Itamar Serussi

Dansnest (NL) - KLIK - Nana van Moergestel

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam (NL) - TEST - Itamar Serussi

Fanclub (DK) - KLARA - Itamar Serussi

2013

Jens van Daele | Burning Bridges (NL) - SPRING TIDE - Burning Bridges

The Place (UK) - SHIFT - Itamar Serussi

Venice Biennale (IT) - VANDA - Itamar Serussi

2012

Oper Ballett Graz (AT) - PETRASHKA - Itamar Serussi

Danshuis Station Zuid (NL) - MONO - Itamar Serussi

Jens van Daele | Burning Bridges (NL) - BATTRE LE FER / LE NOIR - Burning Bridges

2011

Danshuis Station Zuid (NL) - FERRUM - Itamar Serussi

Danshuis Station Zuid (NL) - LUST - Itamar Serussi, Einat Tuchman, Jesus de Vega, Taige Achmed

Danshuis Station Zuid (NL) - PHENOMENA - Itamar Serussi

2010

Theaterschool Amsterdam (NL) - BOB - Itamar Serussi

Danshuis Station Zuid (NL) - UNDO - Itamar Serussi

Jens van Daele | Burning Bridges (NL) - BRIDES FOR PEACE - Burning Bridges

Danshuis Station Zuid (NL) - HOME - Liz King, Itamar Serussi, Jens van Daele