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, […]
Ryan Whittier is composing and compiling a small collection of short solo piano works. Some are brand new, and some are from recent years. The moods of the pieces are generally nostalgic, wistful and contemplative – some with a touch of mystery – and the compositional style is exceptionally sparse. Some of the pieces create a feeling of […]
Ryan Whittier has received ASCAP Plus Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 for his film scoring work. The ASCAP Plus Awards recognize creative contributions to American music. The program provides cash and recognition to writers who create music with a value beyond the scope of ASCAP’s performance surveys.
The short documentary film “Ken Burns: On Story“, which Ryan Whittier scored for Redglass Pictures, made its web debut on the Atlantic. The film features the legendary Ken Burns discussing what he finds most compelling about the art of storytelling. Selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
Ryan Whittier created custom film score music for the Johnson & Johnson Carbon Footrace short film.
Ryan Whittier created the music for Redglass Pictures’ short film about “millenials” for Mercer (a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies). It was a fun and challenging project, since the soundtrack required elements of indie, folk, and good old fashioned rock’n’roll.
Here’s a link to the short documentary film ‘Miracle on 22nd Street’, as featured on The New York Times home page on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, 2010: Miracle on 22nd St from Redglass Pictures on Vimeo. Ryan Whittier composed and recorded all the music in the three days leading up to the debut of this true story of […]
Ryan Whittier composed, performed, and recorded the music for 14 short films at the National Museum of American Jewish History’s Only In America Hall of Fame exhibit in Philadelphia. The museum’s grand opening to the public was November 26, 2010, and the Only In America biographical films are located on the museum’s first floor. […]