Composer, sound designer, and electronic performer Ryan Ingebritsen’s music and sound art focus on the multi-dimensional aspects of sound while attaining a degree of clarity and lyricism to permeate and reveal the musical structures he creates. His music challenges performers to extend beyond themselves into the realm of interaction with visual, electronic, and natural experience providing audiences a window to observe our multi-dimensional universe through the interplay and interaction of sound.
A graduate of St. Olaf College and the University of Cincinnati, he won a Fulbright scholarship to Poland where he studied under Zbigniew Bujarski and Marek Choloniewski. He has collaborated with and been commissioned by artists such as Todd Reynolds (bang on a can), International Contemporary Ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, Beta Collide, Firewire, Till by Turring, Gold Sparkle and Stars Like Fleas. As a sound designer and engineer, he has worked with groups such as Grammy award winning ensemble eighth blackbird, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and has premiered works by Steve Reich, David Lang, Julia Wolf, Michael Gordon, and Steve Mackey. He has designed sound for the Tune In festival at the Park Avenue Armory including the New York premier of John Luther Adams’ Iniksuit as well as for the 2011 Reich 75th birthday celebration in Millennium Park.
Ingebritsen was awarded a 2007 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Composition as well as the McKnight Foundations Visiting Composer Fellowship to produce a new compositionally guided sound tour of a Minnesota State Park during the summer of 2010 through the American Composers Forum. He has also received awards and commissions from CEC Artslink, Chicago Community Trust, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Chicago Composers Forum.