Short bio for publication
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.