The New York Times described his work as “a blissful and compelling mix of Minimalist-derived rhythmic ecstasy and nightclub beats”. His music has been featured, performed and commissioned in eclectic range of institutions, festivals, and projects such as the Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden Series, New Juilliard Ensemble, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble, Wordless Music, Ensemble LPR, Nu Deco Ensemble, ECCE, American Composers Orchestra, Quintet of the Americas, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, Colorado Ballet at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and the Sacramento Ballet. Ricardo’s music has been featured on NPR live broadcast from Prospect Park Bandshell as part of Celebrate Brooklyn! summer concerts. Esquire Magazine featured his music and work process in their annual “Best & Brightest” issue.
A classically trained composer, Ricardo attended The Juilliard School, where he completed a Master’s degree in music, studying composition with Pulitzer-prize award composer Christopher Rouse.