Rich Johnson

2014 Create Change Fellow | 2021 Creative Action Fund Awardee


Rich Johnson is a sound designer, clarinetist, and teaching artist based in NYC. He performs regularly throughout New York in a variety of ensembles, including chamber music with the Paula Kimper Ensemble and orchestral music with One World Symphony. As a sound designer, Rich has worked in numerous venues across the city, including Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theater. He studied clarinet with Alan R. Kay at the Hartt School of Music, where he was a music education major, and holds a B.M. in music technology from NYU.

2021 Creative Action Fund | Elders

Elders is a web and mobile app that will help foster connections between the generations. As the cultural gap widens between generations due to technological advances, etc., Elders is a framework and digital platform to build bridges across generations and asks What is lost when we have unlimited information at our fingertips? When we don’t need to ask grandma for that recipe, how can we preserve her unique knowledge and life experiences?  Through intentional, thoughtful prompts, this app will create an easy way for children and young adults to connect with their grandparents and other elders in their community, while creating fun, video/audio memories together.


The LP interview with Rich Johnson