Ryan Streber

Composer
American, 1979-

Ryan Streber is a composer and audio engineer based in Manhattan. His most recently completed work, Arcuare for Orchestra, was selected by the American Composers Orchestra for inclusion in its annual New Music Readings in May, 2007. Other recent pieces include a new work, “Partita”, for solo cello; “Bacchae Fragments” for 12 percussionists (commissioned by the Lucerne Festival); an original score for a staging of Euripides’ Bacchae; and a score for the short film “Call it Fiction” (written and directed by Alex Rose). He has composed music for percussionist Samuel Solomon, violist Nadia Sirota, the percussion quartet Line C3, and the new music ensemble Flexible Music. Additional works have been commissioned and/or performed by The New Juilliard Ensemble, the Juilliard Orchestra, ACME, Foutain Chamber Ensemble, and Gemini Youth Orchestra.

Besides composing concert music, Ryan has worked in a variety of musical styles and disciplines. He has scored two short films; designed sound for over a dozen theatrical productions in and around New York; interned at Mercenary Audio in Boston and DigIt Post Production Studios in New York; and collaborated with other artists in multi-media performances, recordings ranging from pop to experimental, and digital animations. Ryan currently works as the coordinator for Juilliard’s composition department and the director of the Juilliard Composers’ Forum.

As an audio engineer, Ryan has worked on recordings by ICE, guitarist Daniel Lippel, Yesaroun’ Duo, the Tetras Quartet, Zvi Migdal, Auricolae Music Troupe, violist Nadia Sirota, Flexible Music, and others.

Ryan received his BMA and MMA from the Juilliard school, studying composition with Christopher Rouse and Milton Babbitt. He has been awarded the ASCAP Morton Gould award and Juilliard’s Palmer Dixon prize.

Born in 1979 in Rochester, NY, Ryan currently resides in Manhattan.

Selected works by Ryan Streber:
“Ordnung is heutzutage meistens dort, wo nichts ist. Es ist eine Mangelersheinung. ”
--Bertolt Brecht