Bryan’s career in audio began as a freelance engineer out of his home studio. While working as Associate Producer for VisionIntoArt (VIA), he recorded Paola Prestini‘s Labyrinth album-release at Dillon Gallery featuring Maya Beiser, worked as Assistant Technical Manager/Audio Engineer for VIA’s 2015 Ferus Festival, and worked as an assistant engineer at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival for Jeffrey Zeigler, Andy Akiho, and Robert Bonair-Agard.
At National Sawdust, he’s been having the time of his life working tech, for, among others, Terry Riley, John Zorn, Chris Thile, Glenn Kotche, Nels Cline, the Punch Brothers, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Will Calhoun, Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Roomfull of Teeth, doing sound design for American Modern Ensemble, and engineering recordings for artists such as Ted Brady, Tigue, and David T Little. He also recently worked on a recording for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado at the Dimenna Center.
A musician since age five, Bryan is a composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, equally adept in concert music, rock, jazz, country, folk, and blues. His studies began under Pulitzer Prize–nominated composer John Downey. He attended IU–Bloomington on a Composer’s Contest Scholarship Award, and he returned to school in NYC, earning his BA in music from CUNY, where he also studied audio engineering and production. He finished summa cum laude.
He has released two self-engineered/self-produced albums of original material, and current compositions include an opera with Pulitzer– and Tony– nominated librettist Arthur Kopit, a concerto for solo cello and electronics, a set of solo piano pieces in the style of Satie titled Gymnoponderies, and a string quartet.