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In the Works
Performances 2013-14
Additional performances are being planned, check back soon for updates!
What People are Saying
"An eclectic blend of melodic and rhythmic elements of Jazz and Rock and Roll with a uniquely contemporary harmonic vocabulary."
- The NY Concert Review

"Very Fringe, tres Downtown."
- Sequenza 21

"[Belcastro's] music, which fuses elements of rock, jazz, pop, and classical, can seem at once structured and antic, thoughtful and free-wheeling"
- Willa Rohrer, PMP Magazine

"Wow, the mother lode on one page!"
- Janelle McCoy, mezzo-soprano

"[Belcastro] traverses cultures from the classical toward blues harmonies and jazz rhythms."
- Sequenza 21

INTERVIEW
"I Dwell in Possibility": Emerging Composers on Composing Interview by Willa Rohrer in PMP Magazine
NEW WORK
String Quartet & Sitar for the Amernet Quartet to premieres 2015
NEW WORK
Prog Rock inspired chamber work commissioned by NakedEye
When: November 24, 2013 @ 3:00PM
Where: Delaware County Community College
What: Smoke N' Wid

NAKEDEYE details
When: April 13, 2014 @ 3:00PM
Where: Delaware County Community College
What: Buddleja Davidii

MELOMANIE - Belcastro, sitar details
TEXTBOOK & NEW WORKS
There is a lot of exciting news to come on this topic. A one of a kind book exploring the sitar and surbahar in terms of western notation and the tremendous potential for their uses in non-indian classical contexts. The text also serves as a bridge between Western and Indian musical languages and traditions with the goal of developing a more thorough understanding between them. Included in the text is a large collection of studies for the sitar exploring every facet of the instrument, the collection is titled "Tattered Ragas". details
NAKEDEYE details
When: May 17, 2014 @ 7:30PM
Where: Right Coast Studio, Columbia, PA
What: TBD

When: May 11, 2014 @ 2:00PM
Where: Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts
What: Buddleja Davidii

MELOMANIE - Belcastro, sitar details
When: May 19, 2014 @ 7:30PM
Where: Tellus360, Lancaster, PA
What: TBD

NAKEDEYE details
When: December 18, 2013 @ 7:30PM
Where: Spectrum, New York
What: Collage No. 2 (Ramone Roam)

DAN LIPPEL, Guitarist details
RICHARD BELCASTRO, Sitarist details
When: May 18, 2014 @ 7:00PM
Where: Spectrum, New York
What: Tattered Ragas