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Ryan Page is a composer, performer, and tinkerer. His work focuses on human interaction with technology, particularly the limitations and biases of communications media and their relation to human perception. His MFA thesis “Ideology As Material Force” received the Frog Peak Collective experimental music award, and has been performed at Mills College, Cal Arts, and numerous DIY venues. Recordings of his music have been released by The Path Less Traveled Records, Give Praise Records, The Electronic Music Foundation, Name Like His Master, Turmeric Magnitudes, Kydoimas, Cutty Strange and Vestige Recordings. He has performed and/or collaborated with Alvin Lucier, David Behrman, Ikue Mori, Rhys Chatham, Laetitia Sonami, James Fei, and Trimpin. His music has been positively reviewed by Pitchfork Magazine, Decibel Magazine, National Public Radio, Maximum Rock N’ Roll, SFAQ, and Aquarius Records. He created the grindcore bands Robocop and Body Hammer as a teenager, and started power electronics duo Slavestate 641A in 2011. In 2015 he founded the live electronic music group Ctrl-Z with Daniel Steffey and Nicholas Wang. Ctrl-Z performs and commissions new electronic works, along with classic works of twentieth century experimental music. He is currently working towards his Ph.D. in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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