Berklee Alumni Work on Music for Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time

By 
Kimberly Ashton
March 14, 2018
Marvel Studio's 'Black Panther'
Ramin Djawadi B.M. '98, composer for 'A Wrinkle in Time'
Image by Marvel Studios
Image by Joey Cobbs

If you head to the movie theater this weekend there’s a good chance you’ll be hearing the work of Berklee alumni, who feature prominently in the music credits of the country’s top two moviesBlack Panther and A Wrinkle in Time.

Black Panther, the megahit based on a Marvel comic about a superhero from Wakanda, a hidden and technologically advanced African community, boasts eight Berklee alumni in its music and sound departments and one who contributed to the soundtrack. They are:

  • Christopher C. Lane B.M. ’09, music designer
  • Ronald J. Webb B.M. ’97, music editor
  • Alexander J. Lowe B.M. ’92, Pro Tools playback
  • David A. Raymond B.M. ’93, boom operator
  • Richard T. Gould B.M. ’13, foley editor
  • Riley S. Hughes B.M. ’13, music preparation
  • Gregory P. Jamrok ’98, music preparation
  • Ken W. Burton ’88, choirmaster
  • Matt Schaeffer B.M. ’12, lyricist, composer, and publisher for Kendrick Lamar's song "Black Panther"

At no. 2 in the box office, just behind Black Panther, is the Disney sci-fi fantasy A Wrinkle in Time, based on the book by the same name about a girl on a quest to find her father. Its otherworldly music was composed by Ramin Djawadi B.M. '98, who is best-known as the composer for Game of Thrones and Westworld, but who's also created the music for several feature films, including Iron Man and last year's The Mountain Between Us

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