Richard Douglas-Green

 

Richard Douglas-Green was born in 1946. He made his first recording at the age of seven, when the service of carols was recorded by his school. This triggered a fascination with the whole process of recording so at the age of thirteen, from the proceeds of his paper round, he bought his first tape recorder, an Elizabethan. This was upgraded to a Grundig within a year.

It seemed obvious that with his love of sound and radio he should want to join the BBC upon leaving school. Indeed, this was the only job he applied for!

His 22 years in the BBC were varied. He was based in Cardiff, Bristol and, latterly, Plymouth, working in radio and on the sound side of TV. However over the years he was also a TV floor manager, director and radio producer, gaining experience in front of the microphone as well.

In his early forties, having trained up many people, he decided to go into education and became a Senior Lecturer in Sound and TV production.

This he did for 17 years , until the lure of a redundancy package made him decide to go back to his first love - sound recording and production.

green ltd is the outcome of what started as a paying hobby, although some funding still comes from training university students with learning difficulties.

How super to be able to work with such talented musicians and writers and be part of their creative process. One day he might even get a proper job.


Richard is married to Maureen Riley.

Born into a highly creative family, it's no surprise that Maureen Douglas-Green (nee Riley) has combined art and music in her career of recent years, and she has worked, performed and exhibited alongside her brother, Terry Riley, the internationally known vessel flute maker.

Ill health forced a reluctant early retirement from Maureen's rewarding career in teaching, but she has wasted no opportunity in finding new avenues in her creative work, and she is now also a highly regarded life model.

In the late 1990s, Maureen and her husband bought a 32 acre nature reserve at Quoditch Moor, one of the few Culm grassland safe breeding habitats of  several increasingly rare species of butterfly. Maureen's interest in photography now had a necessary outlet - recording the development and detail of the nature reserve.

Similarly, Maureen's career as a life model led seamlessly to a move to the 'other side of the camera', and her portfolio includes a number of sensitive nude studies. Keen to develop this theme, she feels that working with the nude directly in the landscape adds another dimension to her work, which the composer Sam Richards has focused on in his musical response to her work.

 

 

 

This page was last updated on 29 June 2015

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