William Ryan Fritch

Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer

William Ryan Fritch is a composer, multi instrumentalist and producer who has created music for numerous award-winning films, television shows, videos, art installations, dance and theatre performances and national advertisement campaigns. In addition to his multi-media work, he maintains a prolific recording career releasing records under his own name and his alias Vieo Abiungo. His vibrant, organic sound is a product of his unique skills as an instrumentalist and recordist that allow him to utilize his vast and varied arsenal of acoustic instrumentation to fully realize his compositions as a solo endeavor.    

Stereogum premieres "Heavy" from my upcoming LP Revisionist


Exclaim! Magazine premieres the full album stream of my EP 'EMPTY'


Headphone Commute premieres Lost Tribe Sound Podcast Mix

 An exclusive mix features a number of my new never before heard songs and compositions along with the  work of several other exciting, forward thinking artists affiliated with the label.


SPIN premieres video for Death Blues' 'Languaging'

You've almost undoubtedly heard the ethereal yet visceral work of the men who comprise Death Blues. Project founder Jon Mueller is an integral member of Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir (and before that, Collections of Colonies of Bees), while William Ryan Fritchhas worked with names as diverse and respected as Sole and DM Stith. On the new album, Ensemble, they combine their multi-instrumentalist might to create a hulking, high-drama sound.


The first look into composer/ singer-songwriter William Ryan Fritch's home studio. Featuring a rare video interview with the man behind such projects such Death Blues 'Ensemble' and Vieo Abiungo, and The Waiting Room Original Soundtrack. To purchase William Ryan Fritch's music visit: http://losttribesound.bandcamp.com Info at http://williamryanfritch.com & http://losttribesound.com Directed, Filmed & Edited by Aled Ordu - http://vimeo.com/aledordu Much of the music in this film was taken from his recent EP 'Heavy'. Visit here for more info: http://smarturl.it/getheavy

Death Blues 'Ensemble' Out Now!


Death Blues 'Ensemble'  streaming at NPR.ORG

ENSEMBLE is the blown-out, hyper-real orchestra of the self. Over the course of two years, film composer and multi-instrumentalist William Ryan Fritch worked with Mueller to bring out new fantastical colors and shapes in these pieces, which still center on the monotonic yet soul-awakening thwack of the hammered acoustic guitar.

ENSEMBLE is the blown-out, hyper-real orchestra of the self. Over the course of two years, film composer and multi-instrumentalist William Ryan Fritch worked with Mueller to bring out new fantastical colors and shapes in these pieces, which still center on the monotonic yet soul-awakening thwack of the hammered acoustic guitar.


HEAVY (OUT NOW)

Buy the Heavy EP :
Our Shop: smarturl.it/getheavy
I-Tunes: smarturl.it/heavyitunes
Amazon: smarturl.it/heavyamazon


DEATH BLUES ENSEMBLE LP/book **PRE-ORDER FOR SEPTEMBER 23 RELEASE DATE**    

DEATH BLUES
ENSEMBLE
LP/book

**PRE-ORDER FOR SEPTEMBER 23 RELEASE DATE**

 

 

7/23/14 - Death Blues Ensemble, the collaborative record I made with the amazing Jon Mueller (Volcano Choir) is now up for PRE-ORDER through Rhythmplex. It is undoubtedly the most expansive and powerful record I have ever been a part of, and the thousands of hours spent bringing it to fruition over the last two and a half years profoundly reshaped me as an artist and composer.

Ensemble comes packaged as a deluxe 16pp hardback full color book with a 140 gm LP mastered by Jeff Lipton and Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering. The audio download that comes with the Ensemble book/LP also includes two exclusive tracks not available on the standard digital version. Essays by Stacy Blint, Faith Coloccia, Brent Gohde, Sally Haldorson, Chris Koelle, Tom Lecky, and David Ravel.


Annie Silverstein's excellent short film Skunk has won the Cinéfondation Selection 1st prize at Cannes 2014. It was a joy to get to work on the music for it and make a score that emerged from the sounds of cicadas and the sweltering environment where it was filmed. 

Drowned In Sound has premiered a really cool song-by-song dissection of my new record Leave Me Like You Found Me, accompanied by a full album stream. You can read it here.

Aled Ordu, who recently filmed a short documentary on my music and process, has put together a little teaser for my new EP Emptied Animal using some of the film's footage.