Music creative & contemporary pianist /keyboardist Richard Carr is currently living in the Monterey Bay area. Prior to Hurricane Katrina, he spent 10 years living in the French Quarter honing his harmonic and rhythmic vocabulary into his improvisational creative approach to music. After Hurricane Katrina, Richard spent 12 years in his native St. Louis teaching and performing.
Carr’s creative process is improvisatory by nature. Concerts frequently begin with a new creation / improvisation. Richard believes that this approach permits the passion and emotion of his music to come front and center. The majority of his creations fit in the New Age solo instrumental healing & transformational music genre.
Since May 1, 2011 Richard has been working on the Year of Music project. A new unreleased creation is posted on his website each day. These creations draw from the last 10+ years of Richard’s creative activity. Each creation is recorded in real time with no editing or layering of tracks. Originally begun as a way to permit others to hear his existing unreleased catalog. As it got started, more new music was created and the project took a turn to feature newly created music every day. The Year of Music project since August 1, 2012 can be found at www.SoundCloud.com/richard-carr.
With 2500+ Daily Doses from the Year of Music project, Richard is creating digital albums from the Year of Music project. Since October 2017, Richard has released 10 digital only albums. These albums feature either solo piano or solo synth albums with all tracks created in real time without any edits.
Aware of the meditative quality of his music, Richard has been exploring the healing side of his music. Working in the holistic community of St. Louis, Richard has developed the I AM Creative Sessions. These sessions are personal sessions in which Richard creates music for the client’s intention or focus. In essence, he creates a soundtrack for the intention. These sessions can be done either in person or via online or by phone.
Richard was the Artist in Residence and Co-Director of the Midwest Music Conservatory in the St. Louis area for 8 years. He had a studio of over 35 private piano and composition students prior to his move to Monterey Bay.
For performance bookings and private I AM Creative Sessions, please contact Richard directly.
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