Ryan Sciaino

Assistant Professor

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Known to many by his old DJ name (Ghostdad), Ryan Sciaino’s practice centers around combining music and the moving image. He has spent more than a decade touring with DJs, rappers, and bands creating impactful experiences for audiences worldwide. You can see his work annually at festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, EDC, and Ultra alongside artists including Porter Robinson, A-Trak, Anamanaguchi and Anna Lunoe. His studio work can be seen and heard via streaming platforms, social media pages, and immersive browser-based experiences.

Sciaino uses a variety of time based software along with real-time game engines and patching environments. He is passionate about art direction, performance, and generative methods of music and art making. In 2021, he joined the faculty of Berklee NYC in their live music production and design department housed in the historic Power Station Studios in Manhattan.

Career Highlights
  • Worked with over 20 artists on visuals, music, and producing
  • Created the Love Plant, a representation of Sciaino’s studio work 
  • Music in numerous games, films, and other digital productions