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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 album for the Boulder-based band The Whale Tales, recorded at Evergroove Studios, mixed at WaveLab, and mastered by JJ Golden.


Recently, he released the self-titled EP The Joy of Harm, which he also produced.  The album featurs 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 dance piece by Palissimo, Inc. and 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 Palissimo’s The Painted Bird Trilogy he has performed at 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 available on Bandcamp.


His film credits include SyncroNYCity, Gatewood, and Flower Man. his music has been used in other films currently in production. 


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: 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); 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.)




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