Attention Whedonesque Members: Composer Brian Ralston needs your help!

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 1, 2005 21:02
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Tuesday, February 1, 2005 5:11 PM


Composer Brian Ralston ( wanted to post a message on Whedonesque clarifying something as he was included in a recent entry but he was unable to as registration for membership is closed. If you're a Whedonesque member or know someone who is could you post the following message there:


I just want people to understand what that demo cue is and what it is not. It is a montage cue cut together at the request of my agent (rather quickly I might add) from music I have done in my past and was submitted 9 months ago to demonstrate different styles of music I can do and how they can relate to one another in a sequence. It is NOT any indication of what the music on Serenity will be like. I have nothing to do with Serenity. I have never spoken to "Serenity people" or Joss about music for their film. It is simply a 2 minute montage from a demo CD intended to show off very different styles of music in a short period of time.

It is just very easy for people on the internet to get the wrong idea about something and I want to make sure ASAP that people do not get the wrong idea about anything I have said re: Serenity or about my music demo that is posted on my site.

The beauty of film composing is that ability to write in ANY style of music and not be bound by certain classical "rules" or even musical genres. Film composers usually pride themselves on being able to write in any style the film requires and look at it as a challenge, especially if they have never done something in a particular style before. Hence, demo cues like the one people are talking about. It is not really representative of the only thing I can do ... rather ... it is meant to diversify my demo reel in hopes of expanding the amount of work and projects that may be offered to me in the future. A Heavy metal guitar solo really isn't me ... that is for sure. I live more in a James Horner/Thomas Newman/John Barry world, but one never knows what a studio is looking for.

I am sure once something official is announced about the Serenity composer, everyone will understand that the film will be in good hands. I have never met Greg Edmonson, but I enjoy his work.

Brian W. Ralston


Tuesday, February 1, 2005 9:02 PM


Airawyn has done so. Thanks for presenting it. It's good and insightful information.

"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."






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