RYAN WHITTIER

MUSIC COMPOSER

Category Archives: Ryan Whittier

New-York Historical Society :: Vietnam War Exhibition

by Ryan Whittier on October 4, 2017, no comments

Ryan is the music composer for two separate films that are part of the New-York Historical Society’s Vietnam War Exhibition.  One of the films features Nic Ut and Kim Phuc discussing the now-iconic, 1973-Pulitzer-Prize-winning, ‘Napalm Girl’ image of a girl running toward the camera – away from a recently napalmed village.  Ut was the photographer, […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Science In America

by Ryan Whittier on April 19, 2017, no comments

Ryan composed and recorded an original music score for this short film released on Neil deGrasse Tyson‘s Facebook page, as well as StarTalk Radio‘s YouTube channel.  In the video, Tyson speaks about the fundamental importance of science to the United States and human civilization at large; he also advocates for science to be neither ignored […]

National Academy of Sciences

by Ryan Whittier on November 29, 2016, no comments

  A new series from the National Academy of Sciences explores the broad role of how social science research can benefit society. This episode profiles a man named Fielding Daniel and his wife, Amy, who were told to wait years so that Daniel could get a kidney. This led them to Harvard-based market economist Alvin […]

University of Washington

by Ryan Whittier on October 22, 2016, no comments

The University of Washington commissioned Ryan to create a triumphant opening score for their major live multimedia event, TOGETHER, which was held in a packed Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion at the Seattle campus on October 21, 2016.  Ryan’s score celebrates the inspiring pioneering spirit of the Pacific Northwest, and specifically the myriad […]

PBS Video :: Webby Awards Honoree

by Ryan Whittier on April 4, 2016, no comments

          Get You A Brick – Terrence Howard on Cancer from Redglass Pictures on Vimeo. Angelo Merendino Final from Redglass Pictures on Vimeo. Ryan created the score music for “The Story of Cancer – The Emperor of All Maladies”, a series of short documentary films for PBS supporting the larger three-part, six-hour “CANCER: […]

Emmy Nomination for Sesame Street’s Autism Series

by Ryan Whittier on April 3, 2016, no comments

Sesame Street’s “Autism: See Amazing in All Children!” series has received a 2016 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Interactive Media – Original Daytime Program or Series.  Ryan created custom music scores for four of the featured films in the series, all of which were directed by Matt Bockelman.  Three of the segments are hosted by Abby […]

“The American City”

by Ryan Whittier on April 1, 2016, no comments

Ryan created the score for this short film “The American City” written & directed by Matthew James Thompson, which was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.  Here’s what Thompson says about the film:  “I’ve always been inspired by the Depression Era photography of Walker Evans and his portrayal of a changing America. Today many American […]