Richard Joseph Vincent Termini (born June 20, 1956, Brooklyn, New York) is an American educator, platinum record award winning musician, composer, film director, writer and photographer. As a musician Termini played synthesizers and keyboards on several recordings including Type O Negative: World Coming Down, Cyndi Lauper: platinum award winning album, She’s So Unusual, Patty Smyth: Never Enough, The Fixx: Ink, Ellison Chase: Welcome to Tomorrow, Jing: Jing Machine and others. Termini also produced the Fallout single featuring future Type O Negative members Peter Steele and Josh Silver.
He produced and composed music for John Turturro’s Cannes Caméra d’Or-winning film Mac and contributed additional music to Turturro’s Illuminata and appears in the film as a gypsy guitarist. Termini also composed, performed and produced the music for the Zack Winestine film ‘States of Control’. Termini composed and performed music for Television including the animated Kids are Punny which included “Camel Dances” featuring the voice of Madonna.