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Ryan Rumery is a musician, composer, and sound designer.  His primary instruments are drumset, hand and mallet percussion, piano, and guitar.  

Currently he is producing an EP for singer/songwriter Jeremy Bass, recorded at New Monkey Studios with Nick Luca, and mixed at Wavelab.

In September, Ryan worked as Sound Designer for the Nonesuch at 50 festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, consulting on George Crumb’s “Ancient Voices of Children” featuring Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish, as well as two Programs of the contemporary music orchestra Alarm Will Sound, featuring the music of John Adams and Steve Reich.

Recently, Ryan produced an album for the Boulder-based band The Whale Tales, recorded at Evergroove Studios, mixed at WaveLab, and mastered by JJ Golden. Last year, he released the self-titled EP The Joy of Harm, which he also produced.  The album features Jacob Valenzuela from Calexico, was recorded and mixed at WaveLab, and mastered by JJ Golden. 

Ryan also plays piano and drumset with The Painted Bird, a trilogy of dances by Palissimo. He also plays drumset in the Colorado-based bands The Whale Tales and The Broken Spoke, both Indie-Country groups performing in Colorado and the Midwest.  

As a composer/musician in The Painted Bird, he has performed at KioSK Festival in Slovakia, Baryshnikov Arts Center, La Mama, PS122, Legion Arts, and The Wexner Center for the Arts.

Recently, he performed his score live for The Master Builder at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), featuring John Turturro.

Ryan has released several scores, which are available on Bandcamp.

His film credits include SyncroNYCity, Gatewood, Flower Man, and the upcoming And, Apart (to be released in 2015).

His theatre work has been heard across the United States, including the Broadway production of Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne, which has also been seen on HBO.

His recent theater work includes: Fool For Love (Williamstown Theater Festival); Between Riverside and Crazy (Atlantic, and upcoming at Second Stage in February); Act Without Words (Irish Rep); All in the Timing (Primary Stages); What Rhymes with America (Atlantic); The Submission (Manhattan Class Company); 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center); Romeo & Juliet, Ivanov, The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, Orlando, Uncle Vanya (Classic Stage Company); The Emperor Jones (Irish Rep., Lortel Nomination);  and Anna Deavere Smith’s Let Me Down Easy (National tour including Berkeley Rep, Geffen Playhouse, Arena Stage, etc.)