Greenock-based Ryan spent seven years as a drummer and song-writer in the Scottish indie band My Latest Novel (Bella Union Records). My Latest Novel toured internationally and received critical acclaim for their first two studio albums Wolves and Deaths and Entrances. Ryan now plays with a new musical project, Alphabetical Order Orchestra which includes two other members of his previous band along with fellow Absent Voices artist Alan Carlisle and Tiziano Galli. Ryan has developed his passion for stained glass and art, studying at Glasgow School Of Art. He has gained invaluable experience working and learning from Alec Galloway in his stained Glass studio in Greenock over the last two years. In 2012, Ryan and Alan Carlisle set up an online stained glass, art and print collective called Slow Dazzle. He is currently studying Graphic Design. HIs grandfather worked in the sugar industry and he will be using his experience as a personal marker to make sound work for Absent Voices.