Richard Witts first met Nico when she appeared in a TV programme he co-presented for BBC2 TV. She later visited his London apartment to watch a series of films that starred her ex-lover Alain Delon and finally invited him to write her biography before she died.
Formerly Director of Manchester's New Music Exchange, London's Camden Festival, and South Hill Park in Berkshire, he now works on new opera projects in Paris. His background is music, and as a percussionist he played regularly with the Halle Orchestra, the contemporary music ensemble Dreamtiger, and the group The Passage.
Richard Witts has written many polemical articles on new music and modern dance and he has been featured on arts programmes such as BBC Radio 4's Kaleidoscope. Of Witts, Nico said, `I like to go to his place because his TV has a good colour, and he has records I've never heard of.' He lives in Brighton.show more