Richard McCandless


Richard McCandless has been writing and
performing music for percussion with and without electronics since
1973. His performance of his composition "Childhood" for solo speaking
percussionist prompted the Washington Post to report that
"Mr. McCandless showed himself to be a master of sounds -- subtle,
emphatic, expertly shaped and richly expressive." The New York Times has referred to McCandless as a gifted performer, and the Washington Post has commented that "Mr. McCandless clearly places a high priority on communication as well as innovation."

2007, McCandless was featured in a profile concert on the North River
Music series in New York City. From 1980 to 1985, McCandless was the
percussionist with the Washington Music Ensemble, with whom he
frequently performed in New York at Merkin Concert Hall and Carnegie
Recital Hall, and in Washington at the Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts and the Library of Congress. Also in Washington, he
co-directed the critically acclaimed new music ensemble Amaranth. His
music has been performed at national conferences of the Society for
Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States, and at many other events
throughout the U.S. He is a founding member of the Washington-based
percussion quartet "ko'mm," and a member of the New York Composers

McCandless lives in New York City. Recordings of his performances and works are available on CRI and Bad Habit Media.

ACE Publications

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Richard McCandless PILE DRIVER -
Percussion Quartet

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