2019

Ryan Hurtgen is a composer, singer and inventor from Los Angeles, CA. In collaboration with The Resonance Group, he is helping in the development of sonic instruments for new types of musical expression and listening experiences.  His instrument, the Samalan, creates vast arrays of harmonics that allow for deep feeling states, providing a window for self-discovery through acoustics.  Ryan recently took his study of Georgian polyphonic singing to the Republic of Georgia to sing with the Didgori Men’s Ensemble of Tblisi.  He has composed acclaimed progressive rock albums with the band Perfect Beings and his meditation albums explore harmonic soundscapes for relaxation.

Track

2019

ASE – Dubai Future talks at the World Government Summit, Dubai UAE

Launch of the Resonance Experience, Los Angeles CA

2018

ASE – 13th addition of Asia Contemporary Arts week, New York, NY

The Apricot Tour-Georgian Polyphonic Singing – Georgia and Armenia

Project Leader – acoustical designLemontree Studios – Highland Park, CA

Perfect Beings – Rosfest Music Festival – Majestic Theater – Gettysburg, PA

Perfect Beings – VIER album release – Inside/Out-Sony

2017

Moon Dreams album release, published Insight Timer

Various meditative concerts, St. Mary of the Angels Church, Los Angeles CA

2016

Studies of Integral Yoga at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram – Los Angeles CA

2015

Perfect Beings – II, album release – My Sonic Temple

Various showcases, Los Angeles CA

FEAL collective, Los Angeles CA

2014

Perfect Beings – album release – My Sonic Temple

Various Showcases – Sci-Fi Loves Prog Festival – Los Angeles, CA

2008 – 2013

Rene Breton Period – Asleep in Green, Between city and country, The Great Midwestern American Facebook Dream.

SXSW showcase 2011

Various North American small club tours

2004 – 2008

Nashville songwriter affiliations, Nashville Public Library, open mics, studies at Belmont University.

Recording Studio construction and design

Nary a day album release, Live from Off Broadway album release

2000-2004

University of Missouri – studies in Civil Engineering, History and Philosophy

Various musical projects in bands and session playing

1990-1999

Formal education in guitar, drums, piano and voice.

1981

Born in St. Louis, USA