Richard Teitelbaum

Richard Teitelbaum ( born May 19, 1939 in New York City ) is a composer, synthesizer player and improviser.

Teitelbaum has studied at Allen Forte and Mel Powell and the mid-1960s deepened his studies in Italy with Luigi Nono and Goffredo Petrassi. During his stay in Italy, he was one of the founders of the ensemble Musica Elettronica Viva (together with Alvin Curran and Frederic Rzewski ). He has also worked with Anthony Braxton, George Lewis (Concerto Grosso on hatART, 1985), and collaborated with Nam June Paik, Joan Jonas, Karl Berger, Dave Holland, Andrew Cyrille and Leroy Jenkins.

He is best known for his live electronic music and his synthesizer playing. He also deals with world music and the use of Japanese, Indian and European musical instruments and notation systems. Teitelbaum teaches at Bard College.