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Rick Sacks began freelancing in Manhattan performing with ensembles including The New Orchestra, Newband, The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble and The Composer’s Ensemble. After teaching at Bennington College for two years, Rick began traveling to Toronto to perform with the Canadian Opera Company, on film tracks, in modern dance works and with the contemporary and avant-garde groups Arraymusic, Aventa, Art of Time, Glass Orchestra, New Music Concerts, Ensemble Noir, Red Sky Performance, The Evergreen Club Gamelan and many others. He has toured extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Europe with these groups and has worked with such masters as Pierre Boulez, Henry Brant, George Crumb, Heinz Holliger, Mauricio Kagel, Udo Kasemets, Helmut Lachenmann, Witold Lutoslawski, Charles Wuorinen, Terry Riley and James Tenney.

Rick was Artistic Director of Arraymusic from 2011 to 2016 and Array’s Technical Director from 2016-17. He now broadcasts live at twitch.tv/soundpilot

In 1986 Mr. Sacks revised and Edited, for COLFRANC Music Publishing Corp., Edgard Varèse’s Hyperprism available through Boosey and Hawkes.


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