Ryan Snow is a civil rights attorney focused on voting rights. Ryan currently serves as Legal Fellow in the Voting Rights Project of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, DC. His work includes litigation and advocacy to defend and expand meaningful access to democracy, in particular on behalf of people of color and other marginalized communities.
Ryan is also a trombonist, improvisor, composer, and teacher. From 2005 to 2015, Ryan worked as a professional musician based in Brooklyn, NY. His work spans all styles and genres, but has focused on avant-garde jazz and free improvised music. Ryan was also a founding member of soul-rock-funk band Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, with whom he toured extensively from 2011 to 2014.
This internet website will feature both music and law-and-democracy-related content, and will be updated occasionally.
For now, here is some music:
Ryan Snow's Trio Unleashed! featuring Aidan Carroll (bass) and Bram Kincheloe (drums)
Live at 58N6 Medialabs, Brooklyn, NY, November 22, 2009
1. untitled improvisation (Snow, Carroll, Kincheloe)
2. Platform (Snow)
3. Proof Readers (Ornette Coleman)
4. Little Room (Snow)
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
The Weather Below (2015) - full album playlist
Make it Rain - Live at Sullivan Hall, NYC, September 23, 2011
Another Ride (2012) - Official Music Video
Hollow Bones (2011) - Official Music Video
The Way You Make Me Feel - Live at Irving Plaza, NYC, November 22, 2013
Boom Boom - Live at Rockwood Music Hall, NYC, August 7, 2010
Ryan Snow's Pull
The Hungry Boy (2015) - Winner, Best Animated Short 2015, Athens Animation Festival - Animated and Co-Directed by Jake Nelson, Written and Co-Directed by Cem Kurtulus, Original Improvised Score by Ryan Snow and Pull
Pull is Ryan Snow (trombone), Johnny Butler (tenor saxophone), Sasha Brown (guitar), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar), Chris Tordini (bass), Bram Kincheloe (drums)
Shipreck (2009) - Excerpts from a dance and puppet theater adaptation of Tristan & Isuelt, created and directed by Alexis Macnab, with original improvised score by Scavenger Quartet
Scavenger Quartet is Ryan Snow (trombone), Jake Wise (clarinet), Kenny Wang (viola), Will McEvoy (bass)
And here is some writing:
Ryan Snow, Legislative Control over Redistricting as Conflicts of Interest: Addressing the Problem of Partisan Gerrymandering Using State Conflicts of Interest Law, 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 147 (2017)