Ryan Thomas Johnson
Ryan Thomas Johnson is a Los Angeles-based composer. Cutting his teeth as a rock keyboardist, he has toured four countries, made numerous recordings, and played in countless venues, primarily as the leader of progressive rock band Überband.
His choral setting of the Wessobrunner Gebet was performed by the Munich Orpheus Choir as part of 2016’s Diabelli Competition. Recent years have shown him working as a composer for theatrical productions including Stoneface (Pasadena Playhouse), Watson, and Neverwhere (Sacred Fools Theater). As a music director and live musician, he has worked artists as diverse as singer Sia Furler, DJ Kid Koala, and actors French Stewart and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. In 2021, he scored the feature film Match for director Sean McGinly (The Great Buck Howard). He is currently recording an acapella album, writing chamber music, and playing in the metal band Circle of Sighs.