RYAN WHITTIER

MUSIC COMPOSER

Category Archives: Film Scoring

by Ryan Sayward Whittier on April 14, 2014, no comments

Born in Arizona and raised in Europe, Ryan Whittier is an award-winning Film Composer. He provides complete music creation and licensing services to clients ranging from major international brands and institutions to independent film makers, wireless entertainment pioneers, and everyone in between. Notable clients include: PBS, Ken Burns, The New York Times, The Atlantic, the […]

Ryan Whittier Scores “Before Forever Changes”

by Ryan Sayward Whittier on February 21, 2014, no comments

Ryan Whittier provided score music for a new film featuring former United States Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.  In the film, titled Before Forever Changes, Mr. Perry endeavors to “promote greater public awareness about nuclear weapons and engage more people in acting to mitigate the growing threat they pose to humanity”.  The William J. […]

Ryan Whittier Scores PBS Pieces

by Ryan Sayward Whittier on February 11, 2014, no comments

Ryan Whittier is currently creating the score music for a number of short documentary pieces supporting the three-part, six-hour “THE STORY OF CANCER: The Emperor of All Maladies” documentary.  The series is based on Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning nonfiction book “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”, and is scheduled to air on PBS in the […]

Ryan Whittier Scores Official Ken Burns iPad App

by Ryan Sayward Whittier on February 10, 2014, no comments

The official Ken Burns iPad App is now available at the iTunes store.  Ryan Whittier provided score music for multiple segments within the app.  From the app description on the iTunes Store: “This app is not a collection of Ken’s filmography—it’s an entirely new way of looking at American history, only available on iPad.  Ken has […]

Ryan Whittier Composes New Solo Piano Works

by Ryan Sayward Whittier on August 5, 2013, no comments

                      Ryan Whittier is currently creating 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 […]

Ryan Whittier Wins ASCAP Plus Award

by Ryan Sayward Whittier on October 18, 2012, no comments

      Ryan Whittier was the recipient of ASCAP Plus Awards in 2011, 2012 and 2013 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.

AFI Discovery Channel SilverDocs 2011 Selects “Miracle On 22nd Street”

by Ryan Sayward Whittier on June 20, 2011, no comments

          The AFI | Discovery Channel SilverDocs Documentary Festival officially selected Miracle On 22nd Street to be one of the short films screened at the 2011 festival.  This film has received a number of accolades, and Ryan had a great time composing and recording the music for it.

Ryan Whittier Scores “Miracle on 22nd Street”

by Ryan Sayward Whittier on December 24, 2010, no comments

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 Scores 14 Short Films for NMAJH Only In America Hall of Fame

by Ryan Sayward Whittier on November 26, 2010, no comments

        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 […]