Ryan Maguire (born 1984; San Diego, California) is an experimental musician based in Chicago. Credited with creating “a great new genre of ambient ghost music” by SPIN’s Death and Taxes, his work articulates the limits of perception and memory with digital sound, image, and text. Maguire’s multimedia works have received millions of digital plays in over 200 countries and territories. Ghost in the MP3 has been covered by the BBC, Deutschlandradio, CBC, NPR, Vice, and WIRED, with related awards from the International Computer Music Association, Public Radio Exchange, and the Raven Society. He has presented in Los Angeles, Berlin, London, New York, Toronto, Copenhagen, and elsewhere. His writing is published in the SEAMUS Journal and by ISSPA, SMC, and ICMC. His compositions have been performed by ensembles such as JACK Quartet, Yarn/Wire, and Callithumpian Consort, and his recorded music is available on Ravello Records, Bandcamp, and Spotify. He is currently a Faculty Fellow in Music Composition/Theory at Colby College.
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