SAFA! is ALSO pleased to introduce our new Director of Outreach and Communications, Ricardo Romaneiro! As a full-time composer and organizer, Ricardo will lend his expertise in the fields of music technology, management, and marketing to oversee the growth of our organization as we acquire new partners and sponsors.
Ricardo Romaneiro was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to the U.S. at an early age and currently lives in New York City. Ricardo’s music synthesizes his major musical influences & passions: classical and electronic music, and the percussive rhythm/beat of his native country Brazil. The New York Times described his work (Strata) as “a blissful and compelling mix of Minimalist-derived rhythmic ecstasy and nightclub beats”. His music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles and institutions such as the the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden Series, Metropolis Ensemble, Wordless Music, Ensemble LPR, Nu Deco Ensemble, ECCE, New Juilliard Ensemble, ACO Underwood Readings, Quintet of the Americas, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, the Colorado Ballet at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and the Sacramento Ballet. Ricardo’s music has been featured on NPR live broadcast from Prospect Park Bandshell as part of Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concerts. Esquire Magazine featured his music and work process in their annual “Best & Brightest” issue. A recipient of the ASCAP Rudy Perz Songwriting Scholarship, Ricardo earned a Master degree in composition from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor degree in composition from Manhattan School of Music.
The last few years Ricardo has been collaborating on curating concerts, salons and supper clubs, and sound installations with ensembles and venues such as Metropolis Ensemble (Scar Arias), National Sawdust (Sacred Geometry), Ensemble LPR (Lunaire), Sandbox Percussion (Supperclub), String Noise (Polytope), House of Yes (Black Angels), Verboten (Drumming), Le Poisson Rouge (Subhaze) and has an on going salon series at the American Irish Historical Society with collaborators in New York.
Ricardo Romaneiro is self published and endorsed by Sibelius (Avid) Ricardo has been an guest presenter at NAMM for Avid and has served on Avid’s Customer Advisory board for Pro-Tools and Sibelius integration and development.