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composer Richard Altenbach

“capturing your imagination
through inspired music …”

Welcome to composer Richard Altenbach’s website. My passion is to create music that brings voice to your artistic venture. I offer superior knowledge and expertise composing expressive music tailored to your specific creative needs for Film, TV, Video Games and more.

With over 25 years of Hollywood experience, I know orchestral music and am an expert in cinematic textures, rich string arrangements, and big realistic orchestral sound which can be delivered on time and on budget!

Contact me to find that voice for your film, video game, or other project.




Richard’s Piano piece, The Jester’s Waltz, was awarded the Diploma in the Second Degree in National Professional Category in the Golden Key International Piano Composition Competition.

The composition (The Jester’s Waltz) has been recommended for the program of the World Composers Recital at the Golden Key Music Festival in Vienna, on July 31, 2024, where the Diploma and Winner's Medal will be awarded to Richard on the stage of Vienna’s historic Ehrbar Hall during the Award Ceremony. A professional pianist has been chosen to perform and video/audio record the piece at the concert!

Richard’s Piano work, The Jester’s Waltz, received Honorable Mention (only American awarded!) in the Opus Dissonus Competition. World-renowned pianist, Artur Cimirro, will be recording the work and performing it on recital programs in order to disseminate the piece internationally!

In  2014, Bidwell's Path was designated a Finalist / Instrumental Music Category in the UK Songwriting Contest. More recently, Richard's song Warrior's Hymn was designated a Finalist.  4 of his other songs are considered Semi-Finalists: Stefan's Song, Chicxulub: Dinosaur Musings on the Meaning of Life,  Losing Love & Faerie's Embrace.

STEALING TIME Richard recently scored this dramatic feature film from South Africa directed by Oscar-nominated director, Darrell Roodt.

Losing Love – movie theme song

Montage of moments of joy, funeral, reunion, etc.

Opening - fade in from Lana DelRey's VideoGames