Some people are late bloomers. Then there is Richard Alan White, 82, who was a composer-in-hiding for the first eight decades of his life.
The Debut of a Lifetime On paper, he was a security guard. But in his mind, he was always a musician. At age 82, he gets to see his songs performed under big-city lights.
Before he was a composer, Richard Alan White was a kid growing up in Manchester, in a house full of music.
“There’s a classic observation that, without an audience, you are nothing,” said Richard Alan White. “I would go to concerts and I was always fascinated by the audience’s wrapped expression. I would look at all these people, and they were so involved.”
And here’s another truly special project! Richard Alan White is 82 years old. He’s been around music his entire life, yet he considers himself an “emerging” composer because he’s never published or performed a major original work.