Ryan Olivier

Ryan Olivier (b. 1985) grew up in the southern United States. Born in New Orleans and moving shortly thereafter, he eventually returned to his birthplace to pursue compositional studies at Loyola University’s College of Music with James “Jimbo” Walsh. Upon graduation he journeyed north to study at the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University in Philadelphia where he is currently a doctoral student studying with Maurice Wright, Matthew Greenbaum and Richard Brodhead. Ryan has also studied with Samuel Adler in Berlin and with Kevin Puts and Robert Aldridge at the Brevard Music Center. His music has been performed by the Momenta Quartet, members of Nonsemble 6, and the Cygnus Ensemble, and his various interests have led him to work with a wide array of media including electronics, video, and dance. His electroacoustic work has been featured at Miami’s 12 Nights Festival, Pennsylvania State University’s Crosscurrents Festival, Temple University’s Cybersounds Concert Series, the Society of Composers, Inc. Regional Conference, the New York City Electroc-acoustic Music Festival, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States National Conference, and the International Computer Music Conference. www.ryanolivier.com