Painting from a kaleidoscope of musical experiences, Ricky Berger invents timeless melodies with lush instrumentation. Her work as a film composer & music producer has screened at the Hammer Museum as well as film festivals worldwide. Her music and sound editing in the animated short film Dani won "Best Animated Short" at Palm Springs International ShortFest and was later featured by The New Yorker.
Featuring original music, sound editing & effects by Ricky Berger, this ingenious animated film from director Lizzy Hogenson weaves intricate stop-motion together with documentary storytelling. Winner of the Jury Award for "Best Animated Short" at the Palm Springs International ShortFest, Dani was shortlisted for the “Best Animated Short Film” Oscar at the 2019 Academy Awards.
A multi-instrumentalist adept at a performing a wide range of musical genres, Ricky Berger has enchanted audiences nationwide with her eclectic songwriting and captivating performances. In addition to her solo work, she has opened for GRAMMY nominees Richard Thompson, Rachel Eckroth, Gavin DeGraw, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Todd Rundgren as well as sharing the stage with GRAMMY winners David Garza, Gaby Moreno, and Oscar nominee John C. Reilly.