Biography

Rick Sacks

  • Mountaindale, New York, USA, 1952
  • Composer • Performer (percussion) • Conductor

Composer and musician Rick Sacks performs as a percussionist with Arraymusic, The Glass Orchestra, New Music Concerts, Aventa, Art of Time, Red Sky, Quatuor Bozzini, Evergreen Club Gamelan, Queen of Puddings and others. He has toured extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Europe with these groups. Rick is currently the interim artistic director of Arraymusic. He conducts chamber music and gives workshops in percussion and electronic music. Upcoming performances include Red Sky’s TONO at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai and a workshop of his new composition The Smoids for the Evergreen Gamelan Ensemble and shadow puppets. Currently Roseneath Theatre is touring two children’s theatre plays throughout North America using Rick’s compositions.

On Disc

  • The sixth volume of the collection, Arbor Vitæ, pays homage to the Canadian-American composer James Tenney with performances of the complete quartets and quintets…