Richard Farber was born in Washington D.C. in 1945. He has lived in Israel since 1967.
He graduated the Rubin Academy of Music in the theory class in 1969, and the University of Tel Aviv with honors in 1970.
He spent six years on the faculty of the Tel Aviv University teaching theater and film students media music, and conducting a radio drama workshop. Mr. Farber is one of a generation of prolific composers for the spoken theater in Israel. He has composed for over fifty productions. The Be'er Sheva Theater, the Khan Theater, the Haifa Theater, Habimah the Kibbuth Stage, and the National Youth Theater among others have commissioned him. He is chairman of the theater composers union and a menber of the board of the independent musicians union.
He has also comosed scores for dance and for puppet theater. The majority of his work however has been for radio drama. He began with commissions for backround music and songs, then he began to direct the radio plays, and finally after directing for some five years he began to write the texts themselves.
He has written over twenty-five plays and libretti and his pieces for radio have been produced in France, Holland, Germany and Austria as well as in Israel.
He is an established director of his own pieces and a number of european stations have invited him time and time again.
His hobbies are word and work.
He played Rugby for the University of Tel Aviv until he was 36 and now plays basketball occasionally
Sendungen im ORF-Kunstradio:|
24. 4. 1988: "Lauter liebe Worte"