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SCL in NY Screening Event: Virunga w/J. Ralph

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Screening: Virunga

Cordially invites SCL Members in NY and one guest
to join J. RALPH
for a screening of the documentary
The Society of Composers and Lyricists Screening: Virunga


Music & Lyrics by J. RALPH

Performed by

Meet & Greet to follow with

Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Magno Sound & Video
729 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Eventbrite - SCL in NY Screening Event: Virunga w/J. Ralph

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RSVPs close on Monday morning (8am) December 22, or sooner if full.

No changes to your RSVP can be made after that time.


  • Seating is very limited. If you find you are unable to attend, you must cancel your reservation.
  • Once capacity is met, you will be placed on a wait list and informed of availability on the day of the event.
  • This invitation is for current SCL members plus one guest who will stay for BOTH the screening and Q&A. Seating is first-come, first-served. 
  • Please allow extra time for transportation and check-in.
  • Your guest must be with you at check-in, no saving seats.
  • All attendees must be twelve (12) years or older.
  • Screenings are overbooked due to no-shows.

Twenty years ago Garnet Frost escaped London and headed into the desolate Scottish wilderness. Setting off without a map, Garnet found himself trapped between a mountain and the mysterious Loch Arkaig. Resigned to die, by sheer chance, he was saved by a lone fisherman. For the past two decades, Garnet has been haunted by a memento from his doomed trip. He believes an unusual wooden staff he found while waiting to die is actually a marker for one of history’s most famous lost treasures. Now, Garnet is ready to return to the mysterious loch in his quest to find the gold. What Garnet finds up there, amidst the towering landscape will change his life forever.

J. Ralph is the composer, songwriter & music producer of GARNET’S GOLD, a feature documentary.

J. Ralph (American born NY; 1975) is a Academy Award® nominated composer, singer/songwriter and producer from New York City whose music has sold more than 10 million records worldwide and reached the No.1 spot on the billboard top 100 chart in over 22 countries.

His professional career began at age 22 with the signing to Atlantic Records in one of the biggest deals ever granted to a new recording artist. As the founder of the internationally award winning music production company The Rumor Mill, J. Ralph has written and produced the music for numerous Grammy Award winning artists, Oscar® winning films, symphony orchestras, The United Nations and The President of The United States, Barack Obama.

Described by The Hollywood Reporter as the "go-to producer of documentary film scores", J. Ralph is widely considered by many to have had a profound impact on the medium. Over the last 6 years J. Ralph has written and produced the music for 4 of the Oscar® winning or nominated films including MAN ON WIRE (2009), THE COVE (2010) HELL AND BACK AGAIN (2012), and CHASING ICE (2013) for which he received an Oscar® nomination for the Best Original Song “BEFORE MY TIME” performed by SCARLETT JOHANSSON and JOSHUA BELL.

In the entire history of the Academy Awards®, J. Ralph’s song “Before My Time” is one of only three songs from a documentary ever to be nominated for an Oscar®. It remains the only song nominated from a documentary when the film was not.

Immediately following his 2013 Oscar nomination, J. Ralph produced the 2014 Oscar nominated song "THE MOON SONG" performed by Karen O and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend while accompanying the duo on guitar, from the Academy Award winning film HER directed by Spike Jonze.

Most recently J. Ralph has written and produced the music for the documentaries FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, RACING EXTINCTION (by The Cove director Louie Psihoyos), GARNET’S GOLD featuring his original song “UNTIL THE END” performed by LIZA MINNELLI and WYNTON MARSALIS and VIRUNGA featuring his original song “WE WILL NOT GO” performed by the icons of African music YOUSSOU NDOUR, SALIF KEITA, & FALLY IPUPA.

J. Ralph’s music encompasses a wide variety of genres and mediums and has been featured in the world’s biggest television events including The Olympics, The World Cup, The Academy Awards, The Super Bowl, The World Series, The Grammys, The Emmys, The Golden Globes, and The NBA playoffs. “He’s one of the most heard artists on the planet” declared Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue.

He is a fellow of Yale University, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the only composer ever to win two consecutive A.I.C.P. awards. Several of J. Ralph’s works are included in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in New York City.



THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL)  is the non-profit premier organization for professional film, television, video game, and musical theater composers and lyricists, and those working in our industry such as orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys, music editors, copyists, recording engineers, and related jobs, with a distinguished 65-year history in the fine art of creating music for visual media. Current SCL Members include the top creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and pressing issues of the film music, television music, game music, and musical theatre industry today.

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