Music Composer – Steve Richter

Steve began his love affair with music at the early age of 3, moving to percussion after finishing school. He graduated from West Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a BA in music, and since then has performed in many different guises including stints with the WA symphony, Boy from Oz, Australian Youth orchestra and Black Swan Theatre.

A founding member of Tetrafide, a well-known percussion outfit based in Perth, Steve currently plays and composes music in a number of other bands including the eclectic Mr Sister with Mel Robinson, Sabrosan (latin big band) and Wood. In 2006 Mr Sister released their first CD titled Unravelling. Steve has been a session lecturer at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London and currently lectures at The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Steve has combined his musical expertise with his deep sense of the spiritual to create a wonderfully diverse selection of music specially designed for each of the Wu Tao element dances. Working closely with Michelle Locke (creator and founder of Wu Tao – The Dancing Way), he eloquently expresses the mood and quality of every element through each piece.