Ryan Sciaino

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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 performed live visuals at night clubs, venues, and some of the largest music festivals around the world. His visual practice started while touring with his band WIN WIN and continued while touring with the rapper Spank Rock. Ever since an initial collaboration at Coachella in 2012, Sciaino has worked with American DJ Porter Robinson on live visuals for shows. They have further collaborated for Porter's critically acclaimed Worlds, "Shelter," and Virtual Self projects. In addition, Sciaino has created visual experiences for international touring artists including A-Track, Anna Lunoe, and Chrome Sparks, and activations for brands like Nike and Lenovo.
 
Sciaino continues to produce music and, in 2016, started working with the band Prince Rama on stage and in the studio. He has scored three short films for director Larry Cohen as well as commercial pieces for brands including Facebook and Puma. He works at home in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, when not traveling to a city near you.

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
     

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