Stateside: A conversation with Bill Ryan, a leading light on the new music scene
The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.
Bill Ryan is one of the leading lights on the new music scene.
Ryan leads 'Billband' and is also a music educator at Grand Valley State University.
It has been nine years since the last CD release from Billband, but Ryan continues to make his mark on contemporary music with his teaching at GVSU, and with the GVSU New Music Ensemble.
He's put Grand Valley on the map for those who follow and love contemporary music.
And now, after nine years, Billband has a new release. It's called Towards Daybreak with emotive, postminimalist new music.
Bill Ryan joined us from Allendale and Grand Valley State.