dana richardson


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Dana Dimitri Richardson was born in Long Beach, California, in 1953, to a Greek mother and American father. His music has been broadcast over more than 70 radio stations in the U.S. and Greece including WNYC and ERT, Athens, where he spent three years (92-95) teaching music theory at the Eumousia Conservatory under the directorship of Stephanos Vassiliades. During that period he was interviewed by Bobby Kanas on ERT, invited to join the Greek Composers Union, and served as English text editor as well as translator for the program of the world tour of Mikis Theodorakis' Epiphania, Mauthausen and Axion Esti.

His record released on the Dionysian label in 1987 features The American Chamber Ensemble. From 1990 to 1991, he wrote and produced a monthly series of two-hour programs on WBAI-FM that explored the relationship between music and society. After earning a Ph.D. in Theory and Composition from New York University in 2001, he taught at Fredonia College and New York University. Since then he has taught at Cooper Union, Nassau Community College, and Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn. The publication of his article "Syntonality: A New System of Harmony" in The International Journal of Musicology is forthcoming.

In 2001, Richardson completed the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand for the Greek pianist, Jenia Manoussaki. He currently works as a financial securities analyst in the diversified industrial and homebuilding sectors. He is also a poet whose published collection, Aphrodite and Other Poems is available on Amazon.com. He is a member of the Long Island Composers Alliance and is an ASCAP composer.