Beginning May 1, 2011, Richard embarked on a challenging experience: posting a new piece of music every day for the entire year. Initially Richard started the project as a means to release the enormous amount of unreleased music he had accumulated over the years. Eventually this idea did more than just make the older music available, it also lit the creative fire which took over the project completely. Now each Daily Dose is either a new creation on piano or synth or a LIVE version of a previously recorded creation.
After the year was completed, his friend Dave Isaacs, asked Richard if he was going to continue with the project. After some consideration, Richard decided to continue the project and has not stopped since that time. August 31, 2018 will mark the end of the 7th year of the Year of Music project.
Although the entire Year of Music project can be found at SoundCloud.com in monthly playlists, Richard has decided to repackage the Year of Music project into digital albums. This concept enables Richard to have his music at many different digital media outlets (Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, etc. etc.). Learning how to navigate the digital music world at this level has been a challenge. Since October 2017, Richard has released 8 albums and will eventually be releasing an album every 10-15 days featuring the music from the Year of Music project.
In today’s digital music world, the opportunity for Richard to release albums without having to go thru the replication process is an asset. So with that in mind, all albums coming from the Year of Music project will be available in the digital format only and found at CDBaby.com. To see the full collection of Richard’s digital albums from the Year-of-Music, please visit his shop on CDBaby.
Music for Dreamers
Synth: 27 Tracks | 2 hrs 40 min | Released October 5, 2017
An ambient synth journey gazing into visualizing and bringing dreams to reality.
Piano for Romantic Nights
Piano: 23 Tracks | 1 hr 38 min 16 sec | Released November 20, 2017
A piano excursion of Romantic Nights from the First Meeting to the feeling of longing Until the Next …. and events during evenings of love.
Piano Reflections of Christmas
Piano: 27 Tracks | 1 hr 38 min 18 sec | Released December 10, 2017
A compilation of traditional Christmas carols and songs from around the world, with an assortment of original music creations from Richard’s four Christmas albums.
Journey to Light
Synth: 3 Tracks | 44 min 13 sec | Orig Rel March 27, 2008 | Re-Released January 5, 2018.
The second of the trilogy, this synth journey continues the journey into personal exploration to higher level of existence.
Music for Space Travel
Synth: 12 Tracks | 1 hr 17 min 42 sec | Released February 5, 2018
Take an ambient synth journey into deep space.
Music for World Healing
Synth: 12 Tracks | 2 hrs 29 min 39 sec | Released March 5, 2018
Extended ambient synth tracks filled with the intention of healing.
Synth: 3 Tracks | 38 min 5 sec | Orig Rel December 5, 2007 | Re-released April 5, 2018
The first of a trilogy, created in real time, this album begins an introspective look into one’s self to begin the healing process.
An American Quixote…the search continues
Piano: 11 Tracks | 51 Min 9 sec | Released July 10, 2018
This album features solo piano with rich harmonic textures in an imaginative & improvisational style.
Forest to Shore and Back Again
Piano: 7 Tracks | 29 Min 52 sec | Released September 20, 2018
Inspired by the natural surroundings of the cypress forest along the Central California coast near Carmel and Pebble Beach.