Riccardo Dillon Wanke (b. Genova, Italy 1977) established in Milan from 1982 until 2005, lives and works in Lisbon. multi-instrumentalist and composer. From 1995 active in arts (music, installations), his interest includes classical, improvised and exploratory music and it is focused on the diffusion of contemporary art. He is particularly interested in digital and analog manipulation of sound and its use into musical compositions. His work with guitars, keyboards (piano and rhodes) and electronics has started from pure radical improvisation and has drawn to the investigation of drones sounds, static music. Recently he explores sonic interactions, binaural beats and extreme microtonality.

He collaborates with musicians such as Giuseppe Ielasi, Rafael Toral, David Maranha, Manuel Mota among others. He set up a trio with Maranha and Mota, "Dru", and regularly collaborates with italian classical cellist Francesco Dillon with whom he co-founded 'Amuleto' collective. He published music for international labels such as Sedimental, Glistening Examples (USA), DieSchachtel (IT), Three:Four (CH), Headlights (PT), Apice (MX) among others.

Riccardo studied Chemistry, Piano, Sax, Music Harmony, Improvisation and worked as Musical Label Editor, Chemist and Musician and he’s currently investigating contemporary experimental music at Centre of aesthetic and sociological musical studies at the University “Nova” of Lisbon.

RDW's music was included in The Wire Tapper "Anthology Of Underground Music vol. 37".
The Wire Magazine, April 2015

"When he incorporates the acoustic or piano, his dense layers take on even more life. [...] I can’t get enough of this."
Mike Shiflet, 1st, playlist 2010

"Wanke's patient craft and superb use of space make 'Caves' one of the year's stongest debuts."
Nick Cain, The Wire #295/sept08

"It's apparent throughout just how beautifully made and directly affecting these pieces are, and what a significant contribution 'Caves' makes to experimental music of a minimalist bent."
Max Schaefer,, 08/2008.

"'Caves' is an exceptional work of honesty, pain and beauty which will have you seeing wonder and magic in every crack, chip and dis-colourment that surrounds your existence- simply spellbinding stuff."
Roger Batty,, 06/2008