About Keith Richie

I am a professional software developer, but when I’m not writing software, I love to make music!

I first became obsessed with electronic music in the early 80’s by being exposed to the fascinating music of John Carpenter, and later Tangerine Dream which are two of my biggest influences. Additional major influences include Carbon Based Lifeforms, Enya, Deep Forest, Kraftwerk, Vangelis, and Christopher Franke. Most of my work reflects those major influences.

My style is mostly Ambient, Symphonic Electronica, and Soundtrack

In 2006 I released my album The Maestoso Interstellar Suite. This album contains a continuous piece of space music split across 6 movements.

In 2008 I released La Famille Du Solénoïde, which is a musical tour through our solar system, inspired by the book The Planets by Dava Sobel.

Four years later in 2012 brought the release For the Willow Wept…. For the Willow Wept is a collection of soothing electronic music about those once lost and those found.

March of the Inanimate was released in October 2014 which is a homage to the classic horror movie soundtracks produced by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth who co-wrote the music to classics such as Halloween, the Fog, and numerous others

Ambient Highways, released in August of 2015, represents a collection of songs that range from a melancholy like feeling to an exuberant state in their overall composition, yet pulls the listener through theses emotions with the albums crescendoing track Keeping the Dream Alive.

On February 12, 2016 the album Skylines was released. The album contains 9 tracks of exciting electronic rock, synthwave and dark synthpop music with musical visions of Seattle, New York, Beijing China and more that will capture the listening ear from start to finish.

4/20/2016 marked the release of the space music epic The Maestoso Interstellar Suite 10 Year Anniversary Edition and its’ Sister album Singularities – Music from The Maestoso Interstellar Suite.

In September of 2016 I released a new Original ‘N’otion Picture Soundtrack titled Mister Stichs. Mister Stichs is the follow up release to my 2014 Original ‘N’otion Picture Soundtrack album March of the Inanimate.  I additionally released an enhanced and extended version of this album titled March of the Inanimate: Repossessed.

In April 2017 I released the first album of a series based on The Dark Tower books by Stephen King titled Gunslinger – A Journey to The Dark Tower in Music: Volume 1.

I’m sure there is something to please just about everyone.

18 thoughts on “About Keith Richie

  1. Hi Keith,

    I was really excited to find your SPIEFolder tool. I am running the tool from a command prompt on my pc and I get the followng error:

    SPIEFolder-2.0>SPIEFolder.exe -o export -url “http://hec_tfs_2/sites/TSS/Process MDL/Defined Process Guide/TSS-GDE-0032_Defined_Process_Guide.doc” -directory C:\temp

    Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

    It looks like I am missing a dependency. Could you tell me what I need to install.

    -Nancy Bufkin

    1. Hi Keith,

      I have the same problem and I am running SPIEfolder.exe on the sharepointserver.

      Any ideas ??


  2. Are you running it on a SharePoint 2010 server? Also Nancy, you’re trying to point the URL specifically to a document, you need to change that to a list/folder.
    Also, after a couple of days, I’m going to remove this thread from my About page. It would be best to have this thread on my tools page, not the About page.


  3. Hello Richie,

    Your website and work is awesome and very much appreciated.

    I’m working on a project where I could really use the source code to SPIEFolder for SharePoint 2010. I could not find any info about purchasing or donating on your website. Is there any way we could work something out?


  4. I can’t think of any additional features that I need but I’ll be sure to let you know.

    We’ve upgraded our environment to SP 2010 and so I was hoping you would have some source code available for SPIEFolder 2.0


  5. This is a great tool. Does it support moving document content from 2007 to 2010 or does it only work within one environment? Thanks

    1. Matt, you can use the 2007 build to export documents and the 2010 build to import. It’s not a single action though through one build that you were hoping for though.

  6. Thank you for your response. I ran the following command in my 2007 box:

    spiefolder -o export -url “{site URL}/project documents” -directory “{target director}” -recursive

    but then I got the following error. I am using the service account. Am I doing something wrong?

    The web application at “{site URL}/project documents” could not be found. Verify that you typed the URL correctly. If the URL should be serving existing content, the system administrator might need to add a new request URL mapping to the intended application .


      1. Keith,

        Not sure how to send a direct email from this blog. Sorry. Where do I go?
        I think the issue is that my 2007 env is x64. Will you be building a version to support this? Thank you.


  7. Hello Keith,

    I am currently using SPIEFolder to export document from Sharpoint, and I have some questions about it, could you send me an email so we can get in touch ?


  8. Hi Keith,
    Do you have the older version 1.0 of this tool, i am trying to export document libraries to a regular folder/file structure from Sharepoint 2003 and the version 2.0 is not working.

  9. Ah! is there any other tool that you are aware of that can just export a document library, its sub folder, files in to a regular windows folder structure for Sharepoint 2003 Environment?

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