Richard Wølf has premiered his new video for the track titled ‘Seeking’, from his new album ‘Hybrid’. To say that ‘Seeking’ is cinematic would be misleading. Even a misnomer. Richard is an artist with a vision. A vision in music with a reach into the visual. A multi-talent in the truest sense of the word. You could easily separate the sound and the sight and have two completely different works of art. But, together, you have magic. That magic we get when we leave a theater after watching a brilliant film. That ‘aha’ moment when we discover a new favorite artist. That layer upon layer of sounds and orchestrations that come from that unique blend of music, mind, and madness.
‘Hybrid’ is the debut album for Richard Wølf, stage name for Riccardo Sarti, who in “everyday life” works as actor, performer and voice actor. ‘Hybrid’ was born out of his love for music, but also for movies and sound design, both close to cyberpunk and sci-fi aesthetics an sub-cultures. Not by chance, the album features a cover of one of the most challenging songs ever written, Bowie’s Life on Mars.
‘Hybrid’ draws from several kind of sounds, mixing the elegance of Wagner’s inspired classical music, the energy of hard rock and the electronic futuristic approach. Both songwriting and arrangements were born with cinematographic references in mind, so that the album can be listened as the fictitious soundtrack for a movie, TV series or even a videogame.
Richard Wølf, stage name of Riccardo Sarti, was born in 1989 in Italy, in a small village near Modena. After ten years spent in Bologna (BO) he decided to move to Rome where he currently lives.
A talent for the arts runs in the family: his father is a multi-instrumentist guitarist, his mother has a natural gift for the visual arts and Richard has been cultivating a strong passion for music and acting since he was a child.
After obtaining the university degree in “Foreign Languages and Literatures” (BO), he graduated at “The Bernstein School Of Musical Theater” (BO), directed by Shawna Farrell, in 2014 and also at the “Voice Actor Academy” (FI) ran by Christian Iansante and Roberto Pedicini, starting his professional career as an actor, a singer, a voice actor and a performer in different national shows constantly improving his skills by attending several masterclasses.
After his first band “Quarto Verso” musical satisfactions – their first single “Suono Sordo” was used worldwide as the soundtrack of RAI International / Directv TV spot and their second single “Mad Society” entered the TOP 50 international playlist GOTHIC ORGY VOL. VI by DarkTunes Music Group (Germany) -, he decided to start his new musical project during the first lock-down period writing his first album “HYBRID” and publishing his first single “Seeking” in November 2020.
His musical influences go from space rock, alternative rock, folk, post-grunge and nu metal, to trailer hybrid music, sound design FX and cinematic soundtracks, never letting go of his musical theatre background.
Furthermore, he has a strong passion for photography and filmmaking that he practises at high levels as a director, a cinematographer and an editor in his and other artists’ videoclips.