Ricardo Romaneiro

composer | new media artist


live at National Sawdust (New York)

Ricardo Romaneiro was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to the U.S. at an early age. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Ricardo’s music synthesizes his major musical influences & passions: classical music & electronic music.. The New York Times described his work as “a blissful and compelling mix of Minimalist-derived rhythmic ecstasy and nightclub beats”. His music has been featured, performed and commissioned in eclectic range of institutions, festivals, and projects such as the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden Series, New Juilliard Ensemble, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Artechouse, Metropolis Ensemble, Wordless Music, Ensemble LPR, Nu Deco Ensemble, ECCE, American Composers Orchestra, Quintet of the Americas, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, 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. His work has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street JournalVice/Creators Project, Esquire Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Untapped Cities, Vogue & Edible Manhattan A recipient of the ASCAP Rudy Perez Songwriting Scholarship, Ricardo earned a Bachelor degree in composition from Manhattan School of Music and a Masters degree in composition from The Juilliard School.

Recent performance with the Wordless Music Orchestra at BAM Opera House for the live film & orchestra performance of Terrance Malick’s film Voyage of Time, it was orchestrated, composed and arranged by Ricardo for 100 piece orchestra and choir with Ricardo performing live electronics with producers & director present for the performance. Other film works include Nat Geo & Disney+ commission for “Welcome To Earth” & “Secrets of The Whales” live premiere performance, Kennedy Center live scoring of Thomas Edison’s silent film “A Christmas Carol”. And the live scoring of silent classic films such as Metropolis and The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari.

Ricardo has co-founded an audiovisual collective & collaboration called SUBHAZE, where they create immersive concerts, festival installations and concepts with an array of artists, brands, ensembles, orchestras & venues – creating an audiovisual experience that transcends the traditional forms of presentation.