Shannon Saint Ryan: Composer

Music for the Movies in your mind.

BIO

Shannon Saint Ryan is an independent multi-instrumental artist/producer with musical roots in punk rock. He was born in England and moved to the United States as a teen where he began writing music, recording bands, and touring with several notable groups throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Shannon currently writes and produces deeply evocative orchestral music that takes its listeners on a journey of danger, hope, and celebration.

 
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CURRENT PROJECTS

SAINT RYAN & SON is a collaboration between Shannon Saint Ryan and his father, John Saint Ryan. Their debut song 'No Time to Negotiate' was written in the hope it would open eyes and heal some of the division that is so apparent these days in so many areas. Sure, bad people are going to be bad but there's a lot more good people out there- people who may be just lost in the confusion and need a helping hand to let them see we're all in this game of life together. We can all reach out and help each other along.

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LYRICS: You and me, sometimes makes three. Believe me when I say. Love and hate, no time to negotiate. Believe me when I say. I don’t need you to answer to all my needs. I don’t need you, and you don’t need me. We can both reach out and help each other along. It’s not words that matter, it’s not the same old song. If we can look into each others eyes and see there’s a way, a way that’s right for you and me, we won’t need anyone else to say we’re wrong. We’ll know in our hearts that this is true. It’s true for me, and it’s true for you.

  • No Time to Negotiate (Instruments: Guitars, vocals, orchestra, choir) Key: E major (Meter: 4/4) Tempo: 145.

  • Music written by Shannon Saint Ryan (BMI). Lyrics by John Saint Ryan (BMI). At Cost Records 2022.

SOUNDTRACK

FIRST FLOOR is Shannon Saint Ryan's introductory EP in a new series of visual music written as both respite and reflection to the noise and chatter of the modern world. Each forthcoming EP contains three instrumental pieces featuring deep, rich, orchestral and acoustic elements. Take a break from life and disappear into your headphones.

 

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First Floor (EP)

Shannon Saint Ryan: First Floor (EP)
  • Femur Bone (Instruments: Femur bone, conch shells, percussion, brass, wind, strings, choir) Key: C minor (Meter: 7/4) Tempo: 120.

  • The Dancing Lion (Instruments: Erhu, winds, brass, strings, percussion) Key: G# minor (Meter: 5/4) Tempo: 150.

  • This Path Will Lead You Home (Instruments: Piano, choir) Key: G minor (Meter: 4/4) Tempo: 90.

  • Music written and produced by Shannon Saint Ryan (BMI). Artwork by SSR.

Second Floor (EP)

Shannon Saint Ryan: Second Floor (EP)
  • Dark Matter (Instruments: French horns, Ney flute, electric bass, percussion, choir) Key: C# minor (Meter: 4/4) Tempo: 120.

  • The Orphans of Aberdeen (Instruments: Border pipes, percussion, choir) Key: D minor (Meter: 4/4) Tempo: 116.

  • Meet Me By The River (Instruments: Nylon string acoustic guitar, steel string acoustic guitar, piano) Key: F# minor (Meter: 4/4) Tempo: 95.

  • Music written and produced by Shannon Saint Ryan (BMI). Artwork by SSR.

Third Floor (EP)

Shannon Saint Ryan: Coming Soon (EP)

TRAILERS

Unofficial Trailers (EP: First Floor)

Music written and produced by

Shannon Saint Ryan (BMI).

Unofficial Trailers (EP: Second Floor)

Music written and produced by

Shannon Saint Ryan (BMI).

 

PAST PROJECTS

The T4 Project: Concept Album

THE T4 PROJECT concept album was inspired by the many bands and common bonds of both old-school and new-school punk rock. The album was performed by members of Bad Religion, Buzzcocks, Circle Jerks, Morrissey, Naked Aggression, Nina Hagen, Pennywise, Porno for Pyros, Strung Out, and the Subhumans. Recording took place at several locations (both domestic and international) including Southern Studios in the UK.

Music written and produced by Shannon Saint Ryan.

Illustrations by Keith Rosson.

T4 recordings: 1995-2000

T4 RECORDINGS was a small garage studio located in Southern California where Shannon tracked punk rock bands throughout the mid to late 90's. The studio existed by word-of-mouth with bands cranking-out entire albums (including mixing) in the space of two 10-hour blocks. Listening through the various tracks offers a unique sonic perspective of not only that particular time-period in punk rock, but also the raw yet steady progression in audio quality as the T4 studio began to incorporate higher-grade microphones and equipment (moving up from 4-track, to 8-track, then later combining two 8-track ADAT machines).

 

Produced by Shannon Saint Ryan. T4 recordings (1995-2000)

PHOTOS

Shannon Saint Ryan: Composer

Photo by Amy Elkins

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Naked Aggression: US tour, 2003

The T4 Project: Wonkavision Magazine

Photo by: Selena Salfen

Shannon Saint Ryan: Choir

Elizabeth Helms (choir director) and Shannon Saint Ryan (writer/producer): Photo by Tim Bramlette

Shannon Saint Ryan: Subhumans UK

Subhumans, US tour 2013

The T4 Project (full band and crew)

THE T4 PROJECT: Full band and crew (photo by Salena Salfen)

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Towneley Park, England (photo by Jamie Kershaw)

 
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