Contemporary classical compositions for guitar and voice.

Rich Panish grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where he took up the guitar at age nine, without ever taking many lessons. In his early teens, he played in a rock band named Graven Images. By his late teens, he had been introduced to the music of Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, John Cale and Nico, all of whom remained major influences. From age twenty-two to age fifty two, he worked various jobs unrelated to music, but never stopped listening to the minimalist and ambient composers he had always admired. At age fifty-two, Rich left his last job as a librarian, and as soon as he did, music returned.  Aurora Song, his first recorded album, provided the score for the short film Fallen Leaf by writer-director Larry Gold. After the Cocoon is his second album. He currently lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife, writer Gillian Cummings, and their grey parrot.

For comments or interest in collaborating with me or using my music for artistic or commercial projects, please reach me through the Contact page of this website.