Ryan McMasters

  • Graduate Student, Composition/Theory

I am a Pittsburgh based music maker and a PhD candidate in Theory/Composition. My areas of research include the study of distortion, setting the poetry of H.D., the use of new technologies in performance and education, and collaborations with the hard sciences. I recently completed a residency with HATLAB, a quantum information system lab at the University of Pittsburgh and I am currently developing sonic tools for a bioengineering team working on Cystic Fibrosis research and have a residency with the Pittsburgh Glass Center for fall 2016. My new music band, WOLFTRAP, provides me a space to focus on the development of oral traditions for new music making. I hold a MM from The Hartt School in double bass performance.