Ralph is a music director.
A tireless collaborator, Ralph is always at work on a host of projects with rock stars, filmmakers, choreographers, educators, stage directors and poets, from Down East Maine to glitzy Las Vegas. Recent work includes appearances with dance legend Molissa Fenley, with guitar goddess Kaki King, jamband legend Trey Anastasio, violin standard-bearer Daniel Hope, and The Rhythmatist himself: Stewart Copeland of The Police. Shifting seamlessly between producing groundbreaking recordings, commissioning seminal contemporary works, and building new projects for studio and stadium, Ralph has appeared on the world’s great stages (The Library of Congress, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, FIAC in Guanajuato, Mexico, the Sydney Opera House), at festivals (Ravinia, TROMP, Venice Biennale), on numerous television shows (The View, The Daily Show, Late Night, As The World Turns), and on countless recordings (Depeche Mode, Regina Carter, Clay Aiken, Rod Stewart, Natalie Merchant, Harry Connick, Jr.).
Ralph served as Music Coordinator for the appearance of The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, as Orchestra Leader for the 2006 Gorillaz Demon Days Live residency at New York City’s Apollo Theater, as Music Coordinator for Merce Cunningham’s Ocean at Lincoln Center, and as Music Supervisor/Coordinator, Performance Coach, and Shadow Conductor on Martin Scorsese’s promotional film The Key to Reserva. During the 9/11 relief effort at St. Paul’s Chapel (adjacent to the World Trade Center site) Ralph lead the volunteer corps of musicians in performance and meditation three times a day, seven days a week, presenting a rich variety of artists, from Dishwalla to Judy Collins, and from the Vienna Boys’ Choir to a choir of sanitation workers. In 2011, in partnership with choreographer Karen Krolak of Monkeyhouse, Ralph built a community-driven public parade of music, dance and performance art in Eastport, Maine.