R Y A N A M O N
M U S I C F O R C I N E M A
Ryan Amon is an American composer born in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, where he began composing music at an early age with a background in classical piano and saxophone.
After receiving the Pete Carpenter Fellowship from BMI in 2003, where he studied under composer Mike Post, Ryan moved to Los Angeles and soon became an additional music composer for over 50 television shows, including The Apprentice, The Biggest Loser, Beauty and the Geek, American Idol, Shark Tank, America's Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, and American Ninja Warrior.
He would later move to South America and it was during his time in Bolivia that he was inspired to form his own personal music endeavor, the motion picture advertising company ‘City of the Fallen’ in 2009. His music from this company would go on to be featured in various movie trailers, including a custom track for Marvel's "The Avengers".
In 2011 Ryan was contacted by director Neill Blomkamp to provide music for his dystopian feature film 'Elysium'. The film would lead to a variety of experimentation, including incorporating the calls of colobus monkeys and baboons, the buzzing of mosquitos, and Mongolian throat singing. The hybrid score featured the London Philharmonia Orchestra and was recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
In 2014, director Michael Mann would reach out to Ryan to compose music for his cyberthriller feature film 'Blackhat', featuring a combination of organic synthesis and talented musicians from Bratislava, Slovakia.
In addition to feature film work, he has also composed music for FromSoftware's gothic/victorian video game 'Bloodborne', which was recorded at London's AIR Studios, and Ubisoft's franchise video game 'Assassins Creed: Unity". In the fall of 2015, the world premiere suite of his themes from 'Bloodborne' was performed live in concert in Stockholm, Sweden.
Ryan's music and source of creativity is profoundly influenced by his faith in Jesus Christ. His study and love of world music often finds itself weaved into the fabric of his compositions, as does his sonic experimentation and use of traditional instruments in non-traditional ways.