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.    

William Ryan Fritch is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, engineer and producer living in the artisan community of Petaluma, Califormia. He has scored and contributed music to over a hundred documentary and narrative films, many of which that have been recognized and celebrated at festivals and organizations such as The Independent Spirit award winning "The Waiting Room" and the 2016 Academy Award and Emmy nominated documentary "4.1 Miles." His music has been widely featured in films, shows and miniseries for Netflix, HBO, Amazon, AMC, CBS, IFC, Showtime, Discovery, and PBS. In addition to his commissioned film work, he has created music for dozens of national ad campaigns including multiple Webby and Tribeca X award winning works with Square.  He also has a dizzyingly prolific recording career, releasing more than 30 albums of his unique amalgam of folk, contemporary classical, and experimental music through the boutique label Lost Tribe Sound. His distinctly raw, textural and organic sound is the product of his diverse talents as an instrumentalist and recordist; utilizing and manipulating his vast and varied arsenal of live, acoustic and analog instrumentation to fully realize wide ranging compositions.