I've been making recordings for as long as I can remember - it started with a Hasbro Talkboy toy cassette recorder I got for Christmas when I was 5 or 6. From there, I spent years learning through trial & error by recording every musician and band I knew, slowly amassing more equipment with each project. When I left school I began studying at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland and specialised in recording, composition and orchestration, graduating with a first-class honours degree (BSc Music Technology & Sonic Arts) in 2011.


Since then I've worked on a lot of records. Recent projects include sessions with Just Mustard, Hunkpapa and Hot Cops with tracks receiving airtime on BBC Radio 1 and KEXP. Beyond my work with bands and solo artists I also collaborate with composers, having worked on technologically-mediated compositions for the Ulster Orchestra.


When I'm not in the studio I tend to be writing and touring with Robocobra Quartet.


As a freelancer, I work out of a number of studios in addition to recording on-location, having conducted sessions at Start Together Studio (Belfast), Smalltown America (Derry), Triskel Arts Centre (Cork) and SARC (Belfast).


If you want to chat about making a record together just get in touch at info@chriswryan.com and we can figure it all out!

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[photography by ciara mcmullan]