Artist, composer e audio specialist
Nick Ryan is a composer, audio specialist and artist, widely recognised for his uniquely conceptual approach to sound and listening. His extremely diverse practice straddles orchestral composition, sound art, theatre, instrument making, interactive media, immersive audio, film and radio. His work demands an ‘anti-discplinary’ and collaborative approach, making use of emerging technologies to generate sound in new ways, disrupt linear listening habits and explore the convergence of audition with the other sensory modalities. Nick regularly introduces people to new ways of thinking about sound and the act of listening, showing work, performing and as a prolific speaker at venues throughout the world such as The MIT Media Lab, The Roundhouse, The BBC, Tate, The BANFF Centre for the Arts and The Royal Institution. He is the recipient of a BAFTA for Technical Innovation, The PRS Foundation New Music Award and Doctorate of Music (Hon) at Plymouth University. He is currently an Artist in Residence at Somerset House Studios in London.