Want to know why GVSU has such a cracking new music ensemble for minimal and post-minimal music? Blame it on composer/conductor Bill Ryan, who leads the program there.
Ryan still keeps time free for “extracurricular activities.” His CD Towards Daybreak is out now on Innova. It features his own professional ensemble, Billband, which contains estimable collaborators such as Vicky Chow, Todd Reynolds, and Ashley Bathgate. Check out a live version of album track “Blurred” below.