Ryan Page is an electronic music composer, instrument designer and scholar. His work focuses on human interaction with technology, particularly the limitations and biases of communications media and their relation to human perception. He has worked in fields as diverse as education (Mills College, UCSC) , museum audio/visual infrastructure (The California Academia of Sciences), Instrument Design (KMI) and video-game audio (Electronic Arts). In 2017 he created, Repairer of Reputations, a project aimed at exploring the historical relationship between deprecated communications technologies and electronic music. Repairer of Reputations has produced film scores, video-game soundtracks, short films, and a modular synthesizer. Most recently, he founded the electronic musical instrument company Magus Instrumentalis with David Kant, Madison Heying and Mustafa Walker. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he is researches the aesthetics of simulation.
Recordings of his music have been released by The Path Less Traveled Records, Give Praise Records, The Electronic Music Foundation, Indexical, Name Like His Master, Turmeric Magnitudes, Kydoimas, Self-Help Tapes and Vestige Recordings. His MFA thesis “Ideology As Material Force” received the Frog Peak Collective experimental music award, and has been performed at Mills College, Cal Arts, and numerous DIY venues. He has performed and/or collaborated with David Dunn, Laetitia Sonami, Anna Friz, Alvin Lucier, David Behrman, Ikue Mori, Rhys Chatham, James Fei, and Trimpin. His music has been positively reviewed by The Wire, Pitchfork Magazine, Decibel Magazine, National Public Radio, Maximum Rock N’ Roll, and Aquarius Records. He currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife and daughter.