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Composer Interview: J. Ralph

posted Nov 17, 2012, 7:47 AM by Kaya Savas
Composer J. Ralph talks about his recent score to Chasing Ice. Chasing Ice is a fascinating look behind James Balog's quest to gain physical proof of climate change. Ralph talks about his approach for documentaries including his work on The Cove and Man On Wire. He describes what he wanted to achieve musically especially here with Chasing Ice and all its amazing cinematography. We touch on Hurricane Sandy, which devastated his hometown in New York and how Sandy was a sobering wakeup call that echoes the message of the film. Ralph is a self taught composer with no training or classical music knowledge, and to hear his approach as a musician who works based off feeling was supremely interesting.

Interview Conducted By:
Kaya Savas

Special Thanks:
J. Ralph
Jeff Sanderson
Dan Barry
Chasen & Company

Photography Credit:
C. Taylor Crothers

Composer Interview: J. Ralph


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