Ryan Olivier (b. 1985), who grew up in the southern United States, is a composer and multimedia artist. He currently serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Indiana University South Bend. Talented performers, such as Blair McMillen, the Relâche Ensemble, the Momenta Quartet, the Cygnus Ensemble, ensemble39, Nonsemble 6, and the New Orleans New Music Ensemble, have performed his concert works across the United States.
In addition to his concert works, his various interests have led him to work with a wide array of media including electronics, video, and dance. These works have been featured at Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI) National and Regional Conferences, the New York City Electro-acoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference, the International Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology (WOCMAT) in Taiwan, the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in the United Kingdom, and the Punto y Raya Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland.
While Ryan enjoys composing for both traditional concert ensembles and fixed media, his current focus is the real-time incorporation of visualized electronic music with live performers to create interactive multimedia works.
Ryan holds a bachelors degree in music composition from Loyola University New Orleans as well as a doctorate from Temple University where his primary teachers included Richard Brodhead, Matthew Greenbaum, and Maurice Wright.