CORY RYAN is a New York-based composer, working with field recording, electronics, saxophone, and in free-improvisation. Praised for music that is “timbrally striking” (HurdAudio) and “full of wind, height, and velocity” (Baltimore City Paper), he engages in found composition: relinquishing most musical decisions to observed environments. Deeply informed by his life as a vegan, his work explores themes of perception, time, sustainability, and the interconnectivity of our fragile planet.

His work has garnered performance credits including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), and others throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Cory’s music can be heard on New Focus Recordings and SEAMUS, he has written for Computer Music Journal (MIT Press), and has given a TEDx talk. He holds degrees from Grand Valley State University, the Peabody Conservatory, and is a doctoral candidate at Bowling Green State University. Cory is a former faculty member of Morgan State University, Bluefield College, and Mansfield University.

contact: coryryancomposer [at] gmail [dot] com

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