Ronit Kirchman is a composer expanding the frontiers of film and television music. Recognized in the press as “an extremely original voice” with “a virtuoso touch”, and “a truly unique force in the entertainment industry”, Ronit is currently at work scoring the popular dark comedy Pretty Little Liars: Summer School (Max) and recently completed an ambitious orchestral hybrid score for the sci-fi drama Fractal, which will be unveiled later this year. Ronit is perhaps best known for her innovative, genre-bending score for the Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated series The Sinner – named one of IndieWire’s Best TV Scores of 2020 and 2021. Other projects include Kirchman’s collaboration with Biel on Limetown, a dystopian thriller based on the hit podcast (Peacock); a powerful horror-drama score for Evil Eye (Amazon/Blumhouse), which won her a Hollywood Music In Media Award for Best Original Score; and Manscaping, a provocative documentary to be released in 2023.
Kirchman has brought her bold exploratory spirit to a wide-ranging trail of films and documentaries, while drawing on her musical experiences in styles across the map. In the laboratory of her studio, she cultivates an ever-growing ecosystem of instruments. She’s also a prolific songwriter, music producer, conductor, and singer, and continues to compose original scores for the theater, dance, multimedia installations, and the concert stage. She has performed and recorded internationally in many contexts, including free improvisation, classical, live electronica, rock, pop, jazz, world, blues, and country. As a storyteller beyond music, she’s also a poet, author, and accomplished visual artist.
Growing up in New York City, Kirchman started playing violin at age four. Her teachers included Erick Friedman, a protégé of the legendary Jascha Heifetz. She garnered her BA at Yale with high honors and her MFA in composition at California Institute of the Arts before leaping into film music, earning fellowships at the Sundance Composers Lab and the Sundance Institute Time Warner Foundation. Equally at home writing for large orchestral ensembles, minting a pop hook, programming electronics, and working with master improvisers from around the world, Ronit brings great versatility, imagination, and precision to all of her projects.
“What I love about film scoring,” she says, “is that each story inspires its own language, so each time I dive into a new story, I discover and develop new modes of expression.”