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Rich Thomson Cara Silvernail - Roland Vazquez

Guitar, Electronics, Perc. & Voice

Originally from southern California, Richard Thomson is a graduate of The New School for Social Research, Jazz and Contemporary music program.

His progressive approach to music and love of the avant garde enabled him to study with Gerry Hemingway, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Vic Juris, and Sam Rivers.

Fully immersing himself as a new music improviser in the New York City area, Richard regularly performed with Steve Swell, Arkady Kiritchenko, Paul 'River' Guerguerian, Bruce Gremo, and Karen Borca.

With the formation of TrioSpeak, Richard broadens his vocabulary utilizing vocal sounds, percussion, numerous electronics sounds and effects, and the Chinese bawu and suona.

Additionally, Richard is a father of three children. He continues to enjoy teaching, composition, philosophy, and the cultural diversity in the world in which we live.