Randy Tico's love for and involvement with the music of Brazil has led to collaborations with Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Ivan Lins, Kleber Jorge (singer w/ Sergio Mendes), Dori Caymmi, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Rique Pantoja, Teka and his wife, Vanessa. He also gained a solid reputation as an inventive and versatile bassist, composer and sound designer.
His original scores for theater, studio work and his own ambitious multi-media pieces have garnered much attention. His involvement with the band MATRIX in the '70's included national tours, recordings (Warner Bros, Pablo) and particular notice for his distinctive, melodic bass style which became the cornerstone of the Matrix sound. As a bassist he has performed and recorded with a wide range of musicians including Flora Purim and Airto, Matrix, Kenny Loggins, Strunz and Farah, John McEuen, Joe Farrell, Scott Cossu, Sadao Wantanabe, Henry Butler and Willie & Lobo, and recently on tour with star Jeff Bridges.
His original music and sound design for APOLLO - PART 1: LEBENSRAUM at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, directed by Nancy Keystone, received the Garland Award and an Ovation nomination. He composed music and designed sound for the '06 Los Angeles premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks’ THE AMERICA PLAY directed by Keystone for The Theatre@Boston Court. Other collaborations with director Keystone have included ANTIGONE at Portland Center Stage for which he won the Drammy Award, the critically acclaimed THE AKHMATOVA PROJECT, Marlowe's DR. FAUSTUS‚ THE ROVER and MEASURE FOR MEASURE.
In ’05 Tico composed the vocal score for David Hare's version of MOTHER COURAGE, directed by Jessica Kubzansky for The Theatre @Boston Court. He continued his collaboration with Kubzansky in ’06 as composer/sound designer for THE GLASS MENAGERIE at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. He has also received a music composition grant from the California Arts Council.
Tico has written music for syndicated television and feature films including STEAL BIG, STEAL LITTLE directed by Andrew Davis director of THE FUGITIVE. He has also created music and sound design for DVD’s about Ireland, China, Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, the Czech Republic and Australia for the visual journalism dept. at BROOKS INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
Please visit his website at www.randytico.com