Language of Color
Rick Karas is a composer, pianist/guitarist and music therapist who blends elements of classical, jazz, new age and pop into an eclectic instrumental and improvisational style. A published songwriter in gospel and pop, Rick has now written and produced an instrumental collection, 'The Language of Color', featuring his signature piano style, highlighted with guitar and arranged with various orchestral textures. A graduate of California State University, Northridge, with a degree in music and music therapy, Rick has been employed by various mental health agencies where he has utilized music therapy in treating schizophrenia and other mental and physical disorders. Rick has extensive recording and performance experience working with various artists such as The Platters (50's), Billy Ray Cyrus (country & pop), Syreeta Wright(R&B), Swiftkick (rock), The Cadillac Kids (rock n' roll), Ambiance (jazz), Barbara Morrison (blues), Peter Guerin (Elvis), New Day (Vegas), and The Patterson Twins (gospel), to name a few. Rick has performed as a solo artist giving concerts in clubs, hotels, cafes and colleges in the Midwest, California and now in the South. In his music and also in his music therapy practice, Rick attempts to challenge the listener, presenting a journey of images, perhaps to evoke memories, offer relaxation, or to inspire the imagination. 'The Language of Color' portrays colors and themes found in nature and in the human spirit. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the experience!