Classically trained: soprano, alto, tenor, baritone saxophones, Bb + bass clarinet, flute + piccolo. Masters in composition; electronic soundscapes + orchestral. Have commercially recorded and toured with Bastille and Public Service Broadcasting. I can record your orchestration, compose your orchestration or compose + record your orchestration.
(b.1991) is a London + Bangkok based European composer and saxophonist interested in mixed art, installations, and acoustic and electronic composition. Drawing on facets of his Anglo-Thai heritage, Rittipo creates vibes and sounds, caressing the fringes of the experimental, classical and rock worlds.
His playing has been sourced by the bands Public Service Broadcasting and Bastille to play on their most recent releases. Touring with these bands (and other ensembles) has seen Rittipo perform on stages at Glastonbury, Latitude, Pukkelpop, Rock im Park and Rock am Ring as well as other notable British and European venues: O2 arena, Berlin Konzerthaus, Roundhouse, Brixton Academy and most recently the Royal Albert Hall.
Rittipo is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, in 2014 completing an MMUS in composition (with distinction) supported by the Leverhulme Trust; previous to this Rittipo attained his undergraduate degree in classical saxophone.
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Interview with John 'Rittipo'~Moore
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Touring and Studio
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Colin Stetson, Justin Vernon, Jonny Greenwood,
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Selmer MK VI sop, keilwerth shadow alto, Buffet S1 alto, Selmer Series III tenor, king Zephyr series II ten, Selmer Series II Bari, Buffet prestige Bass Clarinet, Buffet R13 Bb Clarinet, Powel signature flute
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: listen to the track, compose an arrangement, record the arrangement, improv
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: live woodwinds and saxes; this could be soft textural layered improvisations or a heavy riff or anything inbetween. The saxophone is a hugely flexible instrument and I've got the instruments to fit in any range of the mix.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: layered textures
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: alternative rock, indie rock, pop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: doesn't matter what gear you're using if the sound source sounds naff.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Radiohead - I would love to lay down some woodwind for them! Japanese Breakfast - love the sound Ariana Grande - I love her phrasing of melodies
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: started gigging when I was a teenager and then went on to train classically as a saxophonist. During this time I picked up the flute and clarinet. After my undergraduate degree I continued to further my musicianship by way of a composition degree and since then I've been working as a session saxophonist/reeds player on tour and in the studio.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: laptop, laptop charger, solar panel, satellite internet receiver, boots
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: get in touch!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: do you want saxophone or woodwind on your tracks..?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "can you record saxophone and or woodwind on to my track please?" they ask. "Yes!" he replies.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I just love creating things.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: whatever floats your boat
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: N/A - I'm pretty new to SoundBetter
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I did electronic soundscape workshops in a special educational needs school in Austria where the children had varying degrees of hearing impairment. The teacher in the school was amazing; they translated from English, into German and then into the Austrian dialect of sign language. I didn't really know how much they would enjoy making sounds but the kids were inspiring to work with. We manipulated this sample of my voice to make it sound like a bird and this boy who had cochlear implants since he was a baby, his face just lit up and got so excited when recognised that it sounded like a bird.