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Dr Richard Worth PhD

Lecturer in music and popular music: composition, orchestration, analysis and popular music history. Music


    Personal Statement

    Richard Worth is a Lecturer in Music at the University of Liverpool and a flute player, composer and arranger.
    In 1989 he left the UK for New York City. There he launched a career in music, founding a jazz/latin/funk outfit called Groove Collective, and recording six albums with that outfit. Groove Collective toured around much of the world, including performances at The North Sea and Montreux jazz festivals, the Blue Note club in Tokyo and large rock venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Colorado, as well as making appearances on American and European TV.
    During this time he also worked as a session player often on hip hop and dance records including Masters at Work's Nuyorican Soul album and tracks for the Naked Music label.
    He then returned to the UK, and completed a PhD in composition. His Hendrix inspired string quartet, “….but those unheard are sweeter” was performed by the Edinburgh Quartet at Kings Place in October 2009, and at the same concert, he performed Vassilis Kitsos’s ‘Niobi’ for solo flute; both pieces were subsequently broadcast on Radio 3’s ‘Hear and Now’. In 2010 The Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble preformed his Trombone Concerto, and he frequently performs in various musical contexts, from salsa, funk, folk and jazz to contemporary classical music.