Today on Soundtrack Alley Spotlight I've got an interview with Brian Ralston, who composed the music to the wonderful drama and love story Being Rose. It's an interesting take on the film with only five players to the orchestra, you'll enjoy the way he brought everyone together. I have Brian Ralston to thank for the interview. You can find him at http://www.brianralston.com/ I also have Defiant PR to thank for arranging the interview. You can find them at https://www.defiantpr.com/ I'd also like to thank Alexander Schiebel for composing Soundtrack Alley's Theme music You can find his work at www.xanderscores.com I’m on Social Media through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram The podcast is on Anchor.fm, Stitcher, Spotify, Radio Public, Breaker, PocketCast, OverCast, Google Podcast and Apple Podcast.
Cinematic Sound Radio - Soundtracks From Films, TV and Video Games
Welcome to our continuing series of film, TV and video game composer interviews on Cinematic Sound Radio. Today's guest is Brian Ralston. The first part of our conversation can be found below. On that episode, Ralston talked about, amongst other subjects, how he started scoring films, the chance meetings that gave him his first projects and his collaborations with fellow composer, Kays Al-Atrakchi. On part two, Ralston talks about the meticulous way he selects musicians for his scores, his SCorecast Podcast for film composers, working as an instructor in the UCLA Film Scoring Program, and his hopes in progressing in the film music industry. During the show, you will also be hearing plenty of Brian’s wonderful music which makes him one of the most talked-about composers in Hollywood today. For more information about Brian Ralston please visit his web site by clicking HERE! The SCOREcast Podcast can be found at http://www.scorecastonline.com/category/podcast/ Let us know what you thought of the show. Please feel free to leave a comment or two in the comment section below or email us or make a suggestion via Twitter or Facebook. And if you listen to this program via iTunes please take a few moments to leave us a rating and some feedback. CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO is syndicated on Movie Scores and More Radio. For more information about Brian Ralston please visit his web site by going to https://www.brianralston.com/ Enjoy! —— Cinematic Sound Radio Web: http://www.cinematicsound.net Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cinsoundradio Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cinematicsound Movie Scores and More Radio http://www.moviescoreradio.com Cinematic Sound Radio Fanfare and Theme by David Coscina https://soundcloud.com/user-970634922 Bumper voice artist: Tim Burden http://www.timburden.com
Cinematic Sound Radio - Soundtracks From Films, TV and Video Games
Welcome to another of the continuing series of film, TV and video game composer interviews on Cinematic Sound Radio. Today's guest is Brian Ralston. Ralston is a composer for film and television. As a musician, he plays the trumpet and piano and is also a classically trained conductor. Working in Hollywood for over 17 years, Brian has composed the scores for a wide range of films including his intimate score to the dramatic love story BEING ROSE starring Cybill Shepherd and James Brolin which hit USA theatres earlier this year and the inspirational sports film CROOKED ARROWS in 2012 starring Brandon Routh and Gil Birmingham. Other credits include the action thriller AWAKEN in 2015, the SyFy original movie PLANET OF THE SHARKS in 2016, and the gripping independent feature 9/TENTHS in 2006, for which Ralston won a Gold Medal at the 2007 Park City Film Music Festival for best music in a Feature Film. Brian studied film music composition in the Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television program at the University of Southern California. He currently gives back to future generations of composers by allocating time to be an instructor in the UCLA Film Scoring program. He also hosts the industry insider SCOREcast podcast for film composers. The show discusses all facets of the entertainment industry from a film composer perspective that averages 50,000 unique downloads per episode. http://www.scorecastonline.com/category/podcast/ In April 2019, for Cinematic Sound Radio, Jason Drury had the privilege to talk to Brian Ralston via Skype about his film music career to date. In part one of this interview Ralston talks about how he started scoring films, the chance meetings that gave him his first projects, his collaborations with fellow composer, Kays Al-Atrakchi, and how he completed the score to the film DON'T FADE AWAY in less than one week. During the show, you will also hear plenty of Ralston’s wonderful music. For more information about Brian Ralston please visit his web site by going to https://www.brianralston.com/ Enjoy! —— Cinematic Sound Radio Web: http://www.cinematicsound.net Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cinsoundradio Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cinematicsound Movie Scores and More Radio http://www.moviescoreradio.com Cinematic Sound Radio Fanfare and Theme by David Coscina https://soundcloud.com/user-970634922 Bumper voice artist: Tim Burden http://www.timburden.com
Ep 214-Brian Ralston on How Composing is Entrepreneurial
The Portfolio Composer
Composer and conductor Brian Ralston has spent the past 15 years creating compelling melodic tracks that inspire audiences. His creative gifts lend themselves to an extremely rich sound that can be felt throughout his works. Ralston’s recent credits include Being Rose starring Cybill Shepherd and James Brolin and 20th Century Fox’s Crooked Arrows directed by Steve Rash (Buddy Holly Story, Can‘t Buy Me Love). Ralston also serves as an instructor for the UCLA Film Scoring program. This episode is sponsored by Dorico by Steinberg, the future of scoring. Visit www.dorico.com/tpc for a free 30-day trial version. Join The Portfolio Composer community and support the creation of the platform on Patreon. Just $1/month to enable the creation of more great content to help you build your career! Composer Brian Ralston shares how composing is inherently entrepreneurial and breaks down his 10 Lessons on "Breaking In." Help composers find the podcast by giving The Portfolio Composer a review on iTunes! This episode was edited by E.J. Sadler at Studio184.
BEING ROSE - Interview with Composer BRIAN RALSTON
Hooked On Score: Confessions of a Film Music Addict
Ben sits down with composer, producer, and podcaster BRIAN RALSTON!!! Discussed: His score for the film BEING ROSE, as well as his process, origins, and the latest on his own film music podcast: SCORECAST!!!!!!!!
I am excited to share this next episode with you. Brian is an extremely talented and wise composer, musician and producer who has worked his way up from the bottom. In this episode, he shares numerous tips on being successful as a creative, the importance of networking with your team of tomorrow and why artists need to be more entrepreneurial. Show Notes: 6:40 - Why trumpet became Brian's main instrument. 10:22 - Making the decision to pursue music. 14:31 - "Artists need to be entrepreneurial..." 17:15 - "You have to invest in yourself and your business to get started ..." 21:15 - Getting the first movie to score. 24:07 - "Music is what happens between the notes ... " 28:47 - Networking and building relationships with your team of producers/directors of tomorrow. 32:38 - "You are a business of looking for clients ... " 41:34 - 2018 51:56 - Improving his speed of writing. 52:38 - "Stop this science thing and get into music ... " 56:49 - "I'm not someone who was afraid of their passion to pursue it at all costs ..." 61:17 - "Being Rose" the film 70:03 - "Keep writing ... " How to reach Brian: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Book Recommendations: "How to Win Friends & Influence People" - Dale Carnegie
Brian Ralston, who has worked as a composer for 15 years, studied film music composition and conducting under film/TV composer Jeff Haskell at the University of Arizona, and completed graduate level work in the Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television program from the University of Southern California. Ralston’s early aspirations for scoring films began in junior high school when he began re-scoring films using an old keyboard and VHS player. He took a particular interest in the work of American composer James Horner. Horner’s ability to create a captivating, infectious melody through his interpretation of what was on screen, inspired Ralston to pursue his career in film music composition. Ralston’s scoring projects includes the feature film “Awaken,” the syfy feature “Planet of the Sharks” and the score for 20th Century Fox’s “Crooked Arrows” starring Brandon Routh and Gil Birmingham, directed by Steve Rash. Brian Ralston's most recent project is for the dramatic love story, BEING ROSE.The film is written and directed by Rod McCall, stars Cybill Shepherd, James Brolin and Pam Grier. “Being Rose” follows the story of a widowed ex-cop who discovers that she may have a life threatening illness and decides to go on a solo road trip in a motorized wheelchair. On her journey, Rose meets and falls in love with a charming cowboy, who has to come to a crossroads of his own. Rose soon discovers more than just the simple beauty of New Mexico.In this episode, Brian Ralston takes us through nine tracks from his score for BEING ROSE: sharing how he had to manage not being able to record with any of his musicians simultaneously in the same room; how he used specific instruments to represent the two main characters as well as the two main threads of the film: the love story and central character's spiritual journey.ANNOTATED TRACKS02:57 - "Prelude"03:57 - "The Journey Begins"07:15 - "Falling in Love"09:27 - "Leaving Something Behind"11:15 - "I'm Dying God Damn it."14:00 - "Roses' Instructions"15:14 - "Max Misses Rose"16:11 - "September/ The Long Car Ride"19:13 - "The Journey Ends"SOUNDTRACKThe original score was released on January 29, 2019 from Note For Note Entertainment and is available at Amazon.com, iTunes and streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.MORE ABOUT THE COMPOSERYou can find out more about and hear more music by Brian Ralston at his official site brianralston.com or follow him on twitter @brianralstonABOUT THE ANNOTATORProduced by Christopher Coleman (@ccoleman) and you can Find more episodes at THEANNOTATOR.NET or you can subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher Radio or wherever you find quality podcasts.FOLLOW USTwitter @audioannotatorFacebook @TheAnnotatorEmail firstname.lastname@example.orgSUBSCRIBEiTunesSpotifyStitcher RadioRadioPublicGoogle Play PodcastsRSS Feed