Opus 40, 50 Fite Road
Saugerties, NY 12477
Phone: (845) 246-8584
Tad Richards works in various techniques of his own innovation, all involving the use of computer or iPad screen as his canvas, and various graphics programs or apps, each of which suggests different technical possibilities. His immediate studio is his computer, but he lives and works at Opus 40 in Saugerties, and the home built by his stepfather, Opus 40’s creator Harvey Fite.
He is also a writer, and his portraits of jazz musicians illustrate his most recent book, Listening to Prestige, Vol 1: 1949-1953, a history of jazz of the bebop era through listening closely to, and investigating, the recordings on one of the most important independent jazz labels of the time.