Robert Rich at Streamside
Across three decades and over 30 albums…
Robert Rich has helped define the genres of ambient music, dark-ambient, tribal and trance, yet his music remains hard to categorize. Part of his unique sound comes from using home-made acoustic and electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, computer-based signal processing, chaotic systems and feedback networks. Rich began building his own analog synthesizers in 1976, when he was 13 years old, and later studied for a year at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).
He played two nights in a row at Streamside. It was a sublime experience. This is from the April 9, 2015 performance; the 2nd of his two shows.
Soundcheck from the April 8th performance