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Expanding Reality

Sep 6, 2021

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A New York Times Critics' Pick and Emmy nominee, composer/producer/arranger Ruth Mendelson has been writing award-winning scores for documentaries, HBO, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Disney, Animal Planet, The Learning Channel, A&E, PBS, CBS, and NBC (among others), as well as creating innovative multi-media "surround-scapes" for over 25 years.

Ruth was the first woman in the history of Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) to teach in the Film Scoring Department, where she designs and teaches master classes in documentary and dramatic scoring.

Recent film scores include The Prison Within (Apple/iTunes), The Hope (Disney Plus/National Geographic).  Ruth is currently producing a series of audio books for Dr. Jane Goodall (first release: My Life with The Chimpanzees, Hatchett Press) and composed the soundtrack for Dr. Goodall’s podcast series, Hopecast (world premier: January 2021). 

An active studio musician, Ruth has been featured playing a number of instruments in a wide variety of genres with artists in LA, New York, Boston, Europe and India. She has also served as location sound recordist for the U.S. and international documentaries, most recently in spring 2017 when recording location sound on the high plains of Mongolia for the documentary film series "Mongolian Chronicles."

Ruth is a keynote speaker, music director and author.  Her novel, The Water Tree Way, was released on amazon in December 2020 and is quickly becoming a favorite for children of all ages around the world 

She has performed at the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, as bassist for the One Human Family Gospel Choir and is founder and president of Eagle Vision Initiatives, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving society through communications and the arts. Eagle Vision's premier initiative, the WELL WISHES Project, is now successfully establishing unprecedented lines of communication and resources between the world's youth. Her deepest commitment is to be of service and assist in bringing love, compassion and positive change to society via a wide range of creative projects and programs.

Ruth Mendelson Website


Music by: Vinny The Saint