The Pine Barrens

a documentary by David Scott Kessler

 

The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra

 

photo by Eric Ashleigh

photo by Eric Ashleigh


Named for the historic Pine Barrens town of Friendship where the band first practiced together as a group, The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra is a collective of electronic and traditional instrumentalists. The band has been composing the score to The Pine Barrens since 2012 concurrently to the film's evolving editions.  Ruins perform this score live at screenings of the film.

https://ruinsoffriendshiporchestra.bandcamp.com

 

The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra are:

 

Ben Warfield -  synthesizer

Laura Baird -  vocals, flute, banjo

Gretchen Lohse - viola

Jesse Sparhawk - harp, bass

John Pettit -  guitar, trumpet, harmonium

Michael Dur - sequencer