Ryan Maguire‘s media art has received over a million plays globally in over 200 countries via Vimeo, Soundcloud, and Bandcamp, and has been presented widely in Los Angeles, Berlin, London, New York, Toronto, and Copenhagen. His project Ghost in the MP3 has received international coverage from the BBC, CBC, NPR, Radiodeutschland Kultur, and Vice NOISEY, with related awards from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, International Computer Music Association, the Raven Society and others. He is credited with creating “a great new genre of ambient ghost music” by Death and Taxes Magazine. He has composed music for films shown at the National Film Archive, New York Film Festival, Harvard Film Archive, and Anthology Film Archives in NYC. His concert music has been performed internationally by such ensembles as JACK Quartet, Meehan/Perkins Duo, Yarn/Wire, loadbang, Ekmeles, and Calithumpian Consort. As a multi-instrumentalist, his performance ensembles have conducted residencies and masterclasses at Bucknell University, UC-Irvine, and Carnegie Mellon. Ryan recently produced for Dr. A.D. Carson’s viral mixtap(e)ssay Sleepwalking: Vol. 1, as covered by Huffington Post, Okayplayer, and Collegehiphop.com. Working with Grammy Award winning Producer 9th Wonder, the arts programming Ryan co-directed at UVA received coverage from BET Music and was championed by the University of Virginia as one of the year’s most significant events. Ryan’s music is available on Ravello Records and his writing can be found in the SEAMUS Journal (forthcoming), the Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, the International Society for Signal Processing and its Applications, and online at ryanmaguire.net and theghostintheMP3.com.
RPM is a Ph.D. candidate in Composition and Computer Technologies at the University of Virginia. He earned a B.A. in Physics and taught mathematics in Milwaukee. He later moved to Boston and completed postgraduate degrees at the New England Conservatory in Music Composition, then earned his A.M. in Digital Musics from Dartmouth College.
contact: ryan (at) virginia (dot) edu