David Ryan

 

 

Christian Wolff

 

Christian Wollf and David Ryan rehearsing as part of an Apartment House concert at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge 2004

David Ryan

 
David Ryan is a visual artist and musician. He studied at Liverpool and Coventry Polytechnics, and also on a travelling German Scholarship to Hamburg, Lubeck and Berlin, as well as taking some lessons with clarinettist Don Rendell. Ryan has also performed and broadcast for Danish Radio, UNAM Mexico, BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM, Glasgow CCA, Radio Slovenjia, Sky Italia Classica TV, and numerous Festivals, including Nuova Consonanza, Rome (2009) Sonic Illuminations, British Film Institute, London (2009) and Namusica (2013/14), Naples, Italy. Recent exhibitions include 'Crossing Abstraction', Berlin and Erfurt, 2009/2012; 'Afterimage', Emerson Gallery, Berlin, 2013, 'At the Point of Gesture', Turps Gallery; Wimbledon Space, (2014/2015) 'Drawing towards Sound' (2015), Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, 'Ex Roma', APT Gallery, London (2017), and 'In Nomine Luce' at the Museale Complesso Santa Maria Della Scala, Siena (2017). He has also participated in the Venice Biennale (2015), with a collaboration with Italian composer Nicola Sani. Screenings of his video works have taken place at Konzerthaus, Berlin; Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire; Issue Project Space, New York; Darmastadt Ferienkurse for Neue Musik; AngelikA, Bologna and Qo2 in Brussels, Belgium. He has taken part in various ensembles performing works by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Christian Wolff, Michael Pisaro, Catherine Lamb, Michael Parsons, Cornelius Cardew, and many others, including premieres of pieces by Christian Wolff, Earle Brown, Ennio Morricone, Christophe Guiraud, and Phill Niblock, amongst many others.  In 2016 he was an Abbey Fellow at the British School at Rome where he was featured in the June Mostra 2016.  Performances of a recent intermedia work, 'Recitativo – Fragments after Lucretius and Negri' have taken place in the UK and abroad. He is currently reader in Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
 
 

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