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Native Californian Rick Frystak is pricipally a guitarist and doubles on drums and keyboards. He has performed with various ensembles in and around Los Angeles
for over 45 years, involving himself in the most wide variety of musics possible, including Southbound Road, Moonfleet, David Balakrishnan, Hosea, Iggy Pop, Ray Manzerek, Charlie LaMont, SAWS, Rick Potts, David Slusser, Bruce Fowler, Mike Schurig, and Dale and Kent Strumpell
among many others.

Moonfleet was a popular 1970's Los Angeles progressive rock quintet, fusing grand keyboards, searing guitar and violin, and lyrical introspection. Playing guitar with Moonfleet, Rick performed at many reknowned venues such as the Troubadour, Whiskey a' Go Go, Long Beach Auditorium, Fox Venice Theater, Venice Pier and Beach concerts, Griffith Park Merry-go-Round concerts, The Brookdale Lodge, The Catylist and many others.

The Avitron Ensemble, which was the opportunity to incorporate aircraft parts and manufacturing machinery into improvisational pieces with electronics and percussion later became the InTone group in the 80’s fusing all these sounds with group instrumental improvisation and video composition. The In Tone ensemble realized notable multimedia performances at LACE and EZTV in Los Angeles. The 90’s brought a CD collaboration with shakuhachi player Ron Burger, and Rick’s solo record Voci on his own InTone Music label. Since then, his writing and playing has centered around harmonic composition, group electro/acoustic improv and computer music, never abandoning the Cage-ean philosophy that "...all sounds are music". “Being a young drummer then a guitarist has given me all manner of tonal-versus-rhythmic senses to draw on within every musical context that I’m in”, he says. In 2010 Rick released his newest guitar and electronics-based CD enititled Blue Light Vista, garnering many great reviews and airplay on FM and the web.

Rick has also been active in the film industry, with composing, music production end enegineering for film and video, music consulting and music supervision (IMDB), as well as licensing his own music to feature films.

He maintains a multitrack recording studio and an audio-mastering facility at the studio in the Miracle MIles area of Los Angeles. Here he records all of his music for CD release, and does independent vinyl transfers and audio mastering for projects such as Peter Brotzmann, SAWS, Rick Potts, Secret Society of the Sonic Six, Freshly Watered Sidewalks, 213 Cumbia, and the film "Argo" (2012)

Rick helped open Amoeba Music in Hollywood, California, and is currently a music, vintage collectibles and paper goods wizard there. He is also a curator of the downloadable vinyl-to-digital collection of the "Vinyl Vaults" section on Amoeba Music.com. Rick can be heard broadcasting on KPFK-FM and streaming on KPFK.org every second-Saturday of the month from 6am-8am hosting the "Roots Music & Beyond" show.

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