Bio: Short

The Sheltering Sky
directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, 1990 Golden Globe Best Original Score and Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Music.

Any Given Sunday
directed by Oliver Stone, winner of the 2000 BMI Music Award, Sundance Audience and Grand Jury Prize.

Three Seasons
directed by Tony Bui and produced by and featuring Harvey Keitel.

directed and produced by Václav Marhoul, winner of the Czech Golden Lion Award with Sussan Deyhim.

Lakota Woman
directed by Frank Pierson and produced by Jane Fonda.

directed by David Marconi and produced by Luc Besson.

Richard Horowitz has recently completed the scores for the films Casanegra and Zero, both directed by Noureddine Lakhmari. He also scored Death for Sale directed by Faouzi Bensaidi. All three were submitted to represent Moroccan film at the Oscars.

RH scored the films Les Amants de Mogador starring Max von Sydow, and Return to Rajapur starring Lynn Collins, Frank Langella, and Justin Thereaux.

He also scored Kajarya, directed by Madhureeta Anand – it is recognized as one of the most important feminist films made in India. In 2006 he directed and co-produced a documentary called Spiritual India River of Compassion, a film about the old masters of Indian music made for The Annenberg Foundation.

From 1968 to 1979, Richard lived between Paris and Morocco where he studied Arabic, French, music, eastern philosophy and film. He first met his mentor Paul Bowles in 1974 in Tangier, and in 1982, Bowles nominated him for the American Academy of Arts and Letters Goddard Liberson Award. In 1989, Bowles introduced him to Bernardo Bertolucci.

RH moved to London with Sussan Deyhim in 1992 to compose Majoun for Sony Classical. Beginning in 1981, RH and Sussan Deyhim collaborated on many other projects. These projects include: Desert Equations, City of Leaves, Gift of Love for Deepak Chopra, and Logic of the Birds – a high tech media opera produced by Lincoln Center.

RH also produced Night Spirit Masters for Axiom Records with Bill Laswell and Ritmos del Futuro Maroc/Seville, which became the music for the Moroccan National Day at Seville Expo 92. In 1997, Richard cofounded and served as artistic director for The Gnaoua (Gnawa) Festival in Essaouira, Morocco. The festival is known as the “Woodstock of Morocco”. It still attracts over 400,000 audience members and many international performers every year.