Ben Lovett has been creating unorthodox genre film scores for indie hits like The Signal (2007) and Synchronicity (2015) since the early 2000s. He’s at it again with a chilling score to the Netflix original film The Ritual (2017).
Ben sat down with Lakeshore Records and offered up a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his process and approach to scoring the film. His insight is a revelation as composers don’t get the opportunity to step in front of the camera very often to explain and discuss their creative process. Not every composer even knows how to do this effectively; however, Lovett takes you step by step into his thought process and the creative weight the film brought to his musical palette.
Directed by David Bruckner, The Ritual debuted on Netflix in the UK and is available for viewing in the United States. Lovett’s score is available on iTunes from Lakeshore Records.