Interview with Brian Ralston - Part 1


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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.

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



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