Momentum: RYAN VAIL
Ryan blends the worlds of electronica, folk and classical, always experimenting combining classical instruments with unique methods of recording and composition.
In 2014 he composed the soundtrack for a full length BBC2 Documentary entitled “The Longest Night” as part of the BBC’s “True North” series.
In 2015 he composed a solo piano piece for World Piano Day which was chosen for Nils Frahm’s Piano day playlist on SoundCloud.
His 2015 collaborative album with Ciaran Lavery “Sea Legs” has been shortlisted for the NI Music Prize (Best Northern Irish Album of 2015) previous winners have included Foy Vance and Robyn G Shields.
In 2016 Ryan release his debut album For Every Silence. For Every Silence quickly gained attention and became BBC radio 1 Album of the week with Hue Stephens and Phil Taggart. Irish times Album of the week. Finally nominated for the 2016 Ni Music prize (Best Northern Irish Album of 2016).
In 2017 Ryan released Love is a Crow, a collaborative single with Jealous of the Birds that debuted on Lauren Lavernes 6 music show. Ryan Also featured in Nils Frahms national piano day.
In 2018 Ryan released his album Distorted Shadows. Four tracks made it to BBC 6music radio Distorted shadows got nominated for best album and beat live act at the NI Music Prize. Ryan also done the sound design for Carly Paradise , working on Netflix Super Natural show The Innocents. Ryan Soundtracked Cloud Study and Contemporary Dance production by John Scott. Ryan Soundtracked a Bauhaus production by Sarah Mac Keever.
Ryan has had radio play or performed live Sessions with BBC Introducing, Other Voices, Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamauq, Annie Mac, Tom Ravenscroft, Across The Line, Tom Robinson, Phillip Taggart and Zane Lowe.
Ryan has supported many international live acts such as Nils Frahm, Jamie XX, Jon Hopkins, Tycho, David Kitt, Todd Terje, Phil Kieran, Luke Vibert and Orbital.
Ryan Vail said:
With this support ill be able to take my Music to a new level. The album itself will sound larger with this finical support.