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Ryland Lafferty
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New Piece - Tell Me What You Think

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Feb 28, 2013. 7 Replies

Hey guys, I just started working on this a couple days ago. It's an electronic piece. Tell me what you think …Continue

Video-Game Music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Rodier Mar 9, 2011. 1 Reply

I've a recent project scoring the music for a video-game; this is the menu music concept I have come up with. Tell me your thoughts : ) Cheers, Ryland : )Continue

Tags: screen, menu, music, game, video

New Piece - feedback/criticism welcome!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryland Lafferty Nov 14, 2010. 6 Replies

This is a new piece I'm working on; it's about half-way finished. Tell me what you think!

What comes next

Started Nov 8, 2010 0 Replies

Hello, Everyone! I would like some help forwarding this piece I'm writing onwards. I'm at a bit of a stand-still and I was wondering if you guys could help me figure out a way to make it last longer.…Continue


Ryland Lafferty's Page


  • 1.
    Matte Finish
  • 2.
    Melody's Song
  • 3.
    Luna Semita
  • 4.
    Paparazzi: Theme and Variations
  • 5.
  • 6.
    Fugue in B minor
  • 7.
    To the Battlefields
  • 8.

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Neo-romantic and modern
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Ottawa, ON
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I'm Ryland Lafferty, ostensibly, a composer. I am of Native-American decent, though I tend not to indulge in traditional aboriginal ideas musically -- unfortunately. I was never too fond of the simple drum patterns. I'm a fan of the romantic and modern periods' use of odd-meters and keys. There's nothing better than a fluid melody carried through an impossible to count measure!

Favorite Composers:

Baroque: Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Scarlatti...

Classical: Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert...

Romantic: Saint-sans, Sibelius, Sarasete, Wagner, Chopin, Beethoven (late), Orff, Strauss, Grieg, Paganini, Tchaikovsky...

Modern/Contemporary: Stravinsky, Scelsi, Coates, Lim, Tidrow...

Film: Williams, Horner, Shore, Elfman, Zimmer...

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At 10:34am on June 26, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Ryland,

I like your music. It is very cinematic. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 7:37pm on January 8, 2011, Stephen Hatchfield said…
Dude the Theme n Variations on Paparazzi is so cool.
At 1:15am on November 8, 2010, Russell Bell said…
many thanks for your kind comment Ryland
At 7:13pm on November 7, 2010, Doug Lauber said…
Hi Ryland,
You wrote: '...There's nothing better than a fluid melody carried through an impossible to count measure!'
Right on! I can relate to that. Looking forward to hearing your compositions.
At 6:29pm on November 7, 2010, Tyler Hughes said…
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