based in Stockholm/Chicago
Ryan Packard is a percussionist, composer and sound artist currently based in Stockholm, SE. His compositional language is concerned with intimacy, interdependence and sympathetic relationships. His sound installations and compositions have been featured at the MCA Chicago, Graham Foundation, Defibrillator, Hyde Park Arts Center, Galeria Labirynt, High Concept Labs, Constellation Chicago, and Experimental Sound Studio. His compositions have been performed by Fonema Consort, Ensemble Chartreuse, Seth Parker Woods, The Morton Feldman Chamber Players, LCollective and the AndPlay Duo. As an improviser and collaborator, Ryan performs/works with Nelly Agassi, Dave Rempis, Brandon Lopez, Ben LaMar Gay, Nate Wooley, Jasper Stadhouders, Oscar Jan Hoogland, ZRL (Zach Good and Lia Kohl), John McCowen, Doug Farrand, Finn Loxbo, Elsa Bergman, Lisa Ullén, Kristofer Svensson, Magnus Granberg, Julio Estrada, ombra di organo (Keefe Jackson and Manuel Troller), RedGreenBlue (Paul Giallorenzo and Charlie Kirchen), amongst many others. He’s a member of the new music ensemble, Fonema Consort and has performed with Ensemble Dal Niente, Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society, MOCREP, a.pe.ri.od.ic ensemble, NYC experimental rock group Skeleton$ and Architek Percussion Quartet. Ryan is active in programming experimental and improvised music and is currently on the boards of FRIM (Föreningen För Fri Improviserad Musik) and Sound of Stockholm.