richard an

composer // pianist // ?

RICHARD AN (b.1995) is a composer + pianist + ? , born and raised in Los Angeles.

he is a member of these bands/ensembles

house on fire
quartet friends

he has composed for these people

Los Angeles Philharmonic (Composer Fellow)
New Works Project

performed with these people

The Industry
Monday Evening Concert’s Echoi Ensemble

in these venues

Walt Disney Concert Hall
Zipper Hall at Colburn
ArtShare LA
Monk Space
a park in Chinatown

and done other work with these people

Piano Spheres
Music for Your Inbox


Recent commissions include:
“music for electric metronomes” by toshi ichiyanagi for music for your inbox (video)
a moment, twice for new works project (percussion)
khaioh for Atlanta-based Duoctane (saxophone and percussion)
sink full of water for Switzerland-based Cochlea Duo (flute and harp)

Compositions have been performed by:
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Calder Quartet
members of Yarn/Wire
Resound Duo
Great Noise Ensemble

Discography selections:

The Industry – Sweet Land
vocalist, feast ensemble
hocket duo – #what2020soundslike
composition – “feeling, scared today”
gillian rae perry – the velveteen rabbit
piano, narration, recording, mixing
gillian rae perry – lost children
piano, percussion

Festival participations include:
Yarn/Wire Institute
Walden Creative Musicians Retreat
San Jose Taiko Collegiate Taiko Intensive
Charlotte New Music Festival
soundScape Festival

Performed music by:
Christopher Cerrone, Andrew McIntosh, Tristan Perich, Natacha Diels, Du Yun/Raven Chacon, Caroline Shaw, Oyvind Torvund, Sofia Gubaidulina, Julius Eastman, Steve Reich, Jurg Frey, Joan Tower, Stephen Hartke, Zhou Long, Tom Johnson, Beat Furrer, Eve Beglarian, George Crumb, Meredith Monk

Luciano Berio, Lucky Mosko, Toru Takemitsu, Morton Feldman, Olivier Messiaen, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros

Wells Leng, Kevin Good, Gillian Rae Perry, Brandon Carson, Daniel Lemer, Jesse Reyes

Performs/ed with:
house on fire
quartet friends

Monday Evening Concerts’ Echoi Ensemble
The Industry
ensembles at USC
ensembles at CalArts

the Rolling Stones
Barry Manilow

Richard is also a:
taiko player
tabla player

MFA Performer-Composer 2019 @ CalArts Herb Alpert School of Music
BM Composition @ USC Thornton School of Music


richardanmusic (at) gmail (dot) com