Instructional Lab Specialist/IT-Technician
Ryan Ingebritsen is a composer, sound designer, sound artist, electronic musician, and sound engineer. He collaborates with musicians, dancers and live performers to create interactive and site-specific works of art that enhance expressive possibilities of sound through modes of interaction and utilize spaces and sound systems as instruments in an ensemble.
His work has taken him to Europe, Asia, and Australia, and he has worked in or had his work presented in premier venues throughout the US such as the Park Avenue Armory in New York and the J Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago. He received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for Composition and was a McKnight Foundation/ American Composers Forum visiting composer where he first created his Songpath listening hikes in the Minnesota State Parks. He has worked with groups such as eighth blackbird, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Third Coast Percussion, and with choreographers such as Erica Mott, Ginger Farley, and Sarah Shelton-Mann.
Ingebritsen was a Fulbright scholar studying electronic music in Krakow, Poland and received his bachelor’s degree at St. Olaf College and his master’s at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is now pursuing his PhD in Informatics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, bringing his research in embodied learning of music and arts technologies to his teaching at UIC.