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 6. From then on I spent years learning through trial & error by recording every musician and band I knew. When I left school I began studying at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland, specialising in recording, composition and orchestration. I graduated with a first-class honours degree (BSc Music Technology & Sonic Arts) in 2011.


Since then I've worked on a lot of music. Recent production projects include sessions with Just Mustard and Hunkpapa, 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.

As a writer and composer my music has been used in TV and film, scoring a number of short films including the NI Screen-funded Her Very Own (2016) and the BBC Two Minute Masterpiece Cycle (2020) as well as being synced in the HBO documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (2019).


When I'm not in the studio I tend to be writing and touring with Robocobra Quartet, who have seen acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio 3The Quietus and performed at Montreux Jazz Festival, SXSW and Inversia Festival in the polar north of Russia.

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

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[photography by ciara mcmullan]