Gavin Ryan

Percussionist, Synthesist

Payson, United States

Gavin Ryan is a Utah-based percussionist, audio engineer, composer and experimental multi-instrumentalist. He performs and records regularly with groups as diverse as Utah Symphony, Book On Tape Worm, MT Pit, House of Lewis, NOVA Chamber Music, Salt Lake City 7, and Bones Jugs, and has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Haiti and China. In 2016, he was a Fulbright Fellow researching gamelan selonding in Bali, Indonesia, and founded and directs Gamelan Madu Kencana, a community Balinese gamelan based in Provo, UT. He currently teaches percussion at Utah Valley University and is an inaugural fellow for the 2020 Utah Performing Arts Fellowship.