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 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 […]
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 was the music composer for a recent film commissioned by UN Women.
GE licensed some of Ryan Whittier’s score music for use in their Developing Futures in Education short film.
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.
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.
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 […]