Dr. Ryan Ford

Double Bassist and Music Educator

Year: 2011

“Hints and Hauntings” by Kirsten Volness

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Hints and Hauntings (Pixilerations) from Kirsten Volness on Vimeo.

performed by Ryan Ford

Pixilerations/FirstWorks Festival, September 23, 2011, Grant Recital Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI


Performed at PIXILERATIONS [v.8] new media festival in Providence, Rhode Island (USA). PIXILERATIONS investigates the state of new media arts through installations, performances and film/video screenings. It is part of the larger FirstWorks Festival (first-works.org), a multidimensional performing arts festival in Providence each fall. Pixilerations is produced by FirstWorks in collaboration with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University, and the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism. Now in its eighth year, Pixilerations is one of the foremost venues for new media artwork in New England.

“Arguing” from “Percussion Park”


Percussion Park is a full length musical landscape composed by Hartt faculty member and recipient of the 2011 Hartt Alumni Award, David Macbride. The audience is invited to roam the building to enjoy the music, and to participate in a meditative finale (percussion instruments provided).

Boston New Music Festival

Volness – Hints and Hauntings (excerpt) from The Boston New Music Initiative on Vimeo.

Gary Karr and Friends

International Society of Bassists Convention
San Francisco, California

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Yoga and Bass Workshop: For the Joy of the Practice

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Samadhi Yoga Studio, Manchester, CT

Ryan Ford played double bass during the yoga practice and Kirstii Compton added to the soothing effect at the end of the practice with her harmonium and vocals. Next session will be held May 17, 2011.


“Kobolds” by François Rabbath

Drummer: Jay Wood

“Uncle” by Peter Veliconjia

“Edge” by Peter Askim

Ryan Ford and Friends

La Paloma Sabanera Coffee House, Hartford, CT
With special guests Robert Black, Jay Wood, and James Stewart.


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“Kobolds” Francois Rabbath
“Edge” Peter Askim
“Psy” Luciano Berio
“Uncle” Peter Velikonja
“Cappricio No. 2” Peter Anderson
“Mandlebrot: in Memorium” James Stewart
“Iberian Peninsula” Francois Rabbath
“Grand Duo No. 1” Giovanni Bottesini

Thank you to Jay Wood for performing on “Kobolds,” and Robert Black for performing on “Grand Duo No. 1.”
Thank you to James Stewart for running the projector on “Mandlebrot: in Memorium.”

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