Rick Reid is an avid composer and performer of original and experimental electronic music and sound effects. His musical creations have been heard in live theater productions, web videos, several TV commercials and on a promo for a national cable TV network. Upcoming projects include music for a sci-fi feature film and a feature-length documentary. Rick plays and records with a wide range of acoustic and electronic instruments including synthesizers, theremins, stylophones, melodicas, guitars and other instruments and devices too numerous and/or bizarre to list.
Many of Rick's musical creations can be streamed for free at BandCamp, SoundCloud and YouTube. To inquire about licensing his music for video, film or other media productions, send Rick an email.
In addition to recording, Rick occasionally performs in music venues around Denver and Boulder, Colorado. His next performance will be during an evening of one act plays on Saturday, Nov. 12 only at Spark Theater in Denver.
Rick's 2015 album, Calculated Risk, is a compilation of improvisational recordings that cultivate elements of chance introduced by various audio and control voltage processing devices. Several of the tracks were created almost exclusively with Moog moogerfooger effects pedals. Other tracks feature a Moog Slim Phatty, a Moog Theremini and a vintage Hammond E-111 tone wheel organ.
Rick's 2013 release, Moon Cheese and Other Delights, is a compilation of soundtrack, ambient and experimental electronic music recordings.
Rick's first album-length release, Boulder Suite: Improvisations for Theremin, Drums & Devices, is a 2010 live-to-disc collaboration with percussionist Rolf Gunnar Hauge.