FIGHTS MONSTERS is the Deconstructionist-Ambient-Drone-Metal project of electro-acoustic composer, Ryan Gregory Tallman.
Ryan Gregory Tallman (b. 1977) is a sonic artist from Fresno, CA. Tallman’s primary compositional focus is the manipulation and exploitation of the inherent resonant frequencies of acoustic spaces—rendering much of his work site-specific and experiential. As a graduate from the Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Music and Recording Arts program at Mills College, Tallman studied under and performed with Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros, Maggie Payne, and Roscoe Mitchell. Tallman has toured the Western United States extensively for the past 10 years and is currently planning an extended tour of the U.S. East Coast as well as Europe. He has released recordings through Petcord, Isolationism Records, Subspine Records, Planetarium Records, as well as a new recording through Important Records' brand new cassette imprint, Cassauna in 2011. A forthcoming vinyl release will be available through Bristol-based Peripheral Records in late 2012.