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 probably best known for her innovative, genre-bending score for The Sinner – named one of IndieWire’s Best TV Scores of 2020 and 2021. The acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated anthology series, executive produced by Jessica Biel, recently completed its fourth season. Kirchman and Biel embarked on their second collaboration in Limetown, a dystopian thriller (Peacock). Most recently, Ronit completed an upbeat, inventive acoustic-electronic hybrid score for the documentary Manscaping. She was also awarded a Hollywood Music In Media Award for her powerful score for Evil Eye, a highly anticipated dark drama from executive producers Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Jason Blum for Blumhouse TV and Amazon Studios.
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 painter with a degree in fine arts.
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.”