“A treat for both the eyes and the ears…not to be missed” – The Musician Magazine
“Those who believe that dance music and string quartets should not mix may be horrified. Personally, I loved it” – Anglia Squared
“Complex, evocative soundscapes” – Artdesk
Richard Norris writes and performs in many capacities, including folk duo, Split Arrow (due for release April 2019), electronic collaboration, Opposites React (due for release August 2019), and as a writer/ producer with various solo artists.
He studied at Goldsmiths and Royal Holloway, ultimately producing an ambitious classical/electronic fusion album with his Opposites React project. This spurred a live performance that has developed into a regular fusion night and counted towards a Ph.D in composition under the supervision of Brian Lock.
Richard won the Royal Television Society’s Best Promotional Video award 2016 and his score for Part and Parcel was nominated for the Best Original Score at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2106. Richard composed the music for the short film, Cross, which is currently showing at international film festivals including Talahasee, Bilbao, Southampton and Mamaris. He has also written and performed for the BBC, Channel 4, X-Factor, Young Vic, Royal Festival Hall and Soho Theatre.
Richard is the co-founder of Unorthodox Audio, a new sample library company producing libraries with unconventional and new approaches.