Richard Carrick conducting Chaya Czernowin’s Winter Songs ii with Either/Or at Miller Theatre, April 2011.


2019 - working hard on some new large ensemble works Akko, Makhtesh Ramon, and Caesarea, for my student composer ensemble Neither/Nor, to be premiered February 5,2019

Harmonixity for Saxophone Quartet will be released on New Focus Recordings, with a beautiful performance by New Thread Saxophone Quartet in January 2019!

2018 - Putting the finishing touches on lanterne for Margaret Lancaster, Sarang Ga for Vasko Dukovski, and autour for E/O colleagues for our a much anticipated Miller Theatre pop-up concert, The Music of Richard Carrick. 

2016 - Spending an eye-opening year living in Rwanda and composing away...


April - I am honored to have been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition for 2015-16! Looking forward to a productive year of composing!

March - Thrilled about my new CD release last week, and its recent radio play on Q2 and other fine new music radio stations.  What a strong response to these recordings!


May 31 - Biennial Festival - So excited to be conducting Musicians of the New York Philharmonic in the premiere of my newest work, Namdaemun. This is going to be a great concert, featuring some of my colleagues and former students. 

May 22 and 25 - Thrilled to be the featured composer on WQXR The Brothers Balliett show where I chat with Doug and Brad about my music.  This hourlong show features recordings of The Veins of Marble, Dark Flow Double Quartet, Sub-Merge, “a cause du soleil” Flow Trio, and Notebook Bedside.  link

May 1 - Namdaemun is finished and just submitted Theodore Wiprud at the New York Philharmonic offices! The piece is a five minute blast for 11 instruments, and is dedicated to my dear friends and colleagues Ted and John Deak. 

December 2013 - Very excited to begin working on a new piece for the New York Philharmonic BIENNIAL 2014 Festival.  This work is for 11 players and and will be premiered May 31, 2014.  Mark your calendar!

December 2013 - Posted Nice video of Prisoner’s Cinema for video and ensemble on vimeo

December 2013 - Buckling down to return to my second string quartet, a Fromm Commission for the wonderful MiVOS Quartet. 

December 2013 - Great review in the New York Times about the Either/Or Miller Theatre Portraits Concert.  link to review

November 2013 - My latest CD is released!! Pick up a copy or download from iTunes! Notebook Bedside is a personal work I wrote three years after the passing of my father in 2001, and was brilliantly recorded by the mesmerizing soprano Tony Arnold and her Soundscape trio on New Focus Recordings.  New Focus Recordings, click here

November 2013 - A great thrill to work with George Lewis again on his music, and to conduct the East Coast Premiere of Hexis, which is so visceral and powerful.  Either/Or sounded great on this!

November 2013 - Spent a week in Seoul training composers to teach composition for the New York Philharmonic.  I love visiting Seoul, and will be back in a few months with the orchestra as part of their Asia tour. 

October 2013 - Dark Flow was a musical high point for me, the first time I stretched the possibilities of simultaneous narratives to two completely independently performing quartets, and was thrilled with the results.  Thanks to Either/Or and Ensemble Son for finessing the performances over our 5 date tour of the US and Sweden.  Check out the Malmoe performance here.

October, 2013 - .  incredibly busy and fruitful months for concerts, both of my own music (at the Bowling Greene New Music Festival, where they did a great performance of my saxophone quartet Harmonixity), and performing with Either/Or on tour in the US, Sweden, and conducting my largest conducting gig to date, 125 world premiers by 125 German and US composers in one evening. 

October, 2013 - So thrilled to be a part of of this “Vivre avec Camus” documentary, 20 people from around the world were interviewed about the influence Camus has on their lives today.  I had a concert in NYC at the same time and couldn’t be there, so I sent my family in Paris to see it.  It will be available online soon.

September 2013 - What a thrill it was to premiere my new work, Prisoner’s Cinema, (with the young Hotel Elefant, and to be invited as featured composer and guest conductor! It was described as “Apocalyptic” by the New York Arts.  Check out the video, this work is for 10 players and video projection. 

July, 2013 - “Vivre avec Camus” will be premiered on screen Oct 5 in Paris, on the centenary of Camus’s Birth.  They tell me my interview is a substantial one of the the film. Can’t wait to see it!

June, 2013

The French documentary feature length film “Living with Camus”, about Camus’s influence today, will be finished next month! The French crew came to my studio last fall to interview me about my music and the influence Albert Camus’s writings has on my work.  This will appear on TV5 in France and produced by Chiloe Productions. 

June 3, 2013

New York Times review of the Either/Or Spring Festival

link NYTimes Review by Steve Smith

May 2013

Wonderful writeup by Alex Ross in The New Yorker about the Either/Or Concert that I conducted.

Link to The New Yorker Review by Alex Ross

April 2013

My article in the New York Times on Flow and non-musical influences in music is out.

link to NYTimes article: The Music of Flow

April 2013

A detailed interview by Daniel Vezza about my work on his Composer Conversations website is now streaming

link to Interview

March 2013

A-KA for electric guitars is available as CD and online

link to iTunes

(note, the amazon link to my piece is incorrect, if you would like to purchase this, please use iTunes, thanks!)

January 2013

Returns as Adjunct Associate Professor of Composition at Columbia University Music Department teaching the Graduate Composers.

November 2012

Finished Sub-Merge for piano soloist with oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon to be premiered in January with DZ4, wind quartet from The Declassified.

October 2012

Working on new work for piano duo Marilyn Nonken and Sarah Rothenberg, inspired by Debussy’s Jeux (2 piano version).

Working on Fromm Foundation Commission for the MiVOS String Quartet.

September 2012

Wrote a 1 minute large ensemble work for the Cage 100 PROJECT (one of 100 composers from Germany and the US), to be premiered in Germany in August 2013.

August 2012

Recording session of Harmonixity by New Thread Saxophone Quartet.

July 2012

Recording session of Notebook Bedside by Tony Arnold, Thomas Rosencrantz, and Aiyun Huang.

Harmonixity now available on Project Schott New York, click here.

July 2012

Completed a revised and engraved version of Family Resemblances, for Soprano Saxophone or Oboe, Piano and Percussion. 

April 2012

Richard interviewed in The New York Times

Artists in Dialogue at the Kitchen

April 2012

Richard video Interviews Bob Ashley

for Ashley’s upcoming opera Premiere The Man Who lived in Concrete

February 20, 2012

Richard lectured on his music at City University of London.

December, 2011

Richard video interviews Jin Hi Kim about her career

November 12, 2011

Richard interviewed George Lewis live during the George Lewis Composer Portraits Concert at Miller Theatre in NYC.

November 1, 2011

Five scores by Richard Carrick are published by Project Schott New York (PSNY). Print and digital download formats are available.

October 2011

Richard Carrick receives a 2011 Fromm Foundation Commission for his second string quartet.

Fall 2011

Columbia University Music Department invite Richard as

Visiting Professor of Composition 2011-2012

Teaching graduate composers

August 2011

CD release -  Richard Carrick:The Flow Cycle for Strings


linear notes by George Lewis

New World Records #80719

October 17, 2011

Conducting the US premiere of Jonny Greenwood’s smear at Miller Theatre

March 22, 2012

conducting Karin Rehnqvist’s Portrait Concert


Miller Theatre, NYC

Spring, 2012

New York University - Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Adjunct Professor

Teaching the History of 20th Century Music


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