Raging Cloud Studios
Raging Cloud Studios is a boutique independent music composition studio, sync licensing, publishing, post-production and artist management company for film, TV, and multimedia. We foster a dedicated team of composers, creators, storytellers, and music professionals who develop and craft a unique voice and presence that communicates a powerful, authentic, and most importantly, honest message through music.
Chief Creative Officer and Managing Partner
Sean Peter Hagon is a composer and orchestrator for the film, television and advertisement industries. As an active film and TV composer and a member of BMI, Hagon has a number of TV and film composing credits to his name including the History Channel's hit TV show American Pickers, PBS' Genealogy Roadshow, Snapped on Oxygen, CNBC's The Filthy Rich Guide and The Deed, and the films Seduction and Snacks and award winning Ride The Wave.
"Sean is a musical chameleon with a unique compositional voice. From epic orchestra, to electronic textures, to ethnic, to off beat and quirky - you name it and he writes it. Sean's music is cinematic, dynamic, well-produced, and always packs an emotional punch!"
- Sean McMahon, Orchestrator of several feature films including Spider-Man 3, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and Ghost Rider.
An experienced and well rounded musician in all genres, Hagon comes from a diverse and long family history of professional performing musicians and music educators. As a multi-instrumentalist in piano, trumpet and violin, Hagon leverages decades of his diverse music background in performance, education, composition, and music production to create music that not only has a unique compositional voice, but is well-produced, authentic and communicates a strong message.
Hagon received his degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music and graduated cum laude with a concentration in music production, composition for film and TV and music education. He went on to receive his diploma in Media Composition and a diploma in Cinematic Orchestration from the London School of Creative Studies and studied with Charles Fernandez who is known for his orchestrations and compositions for HBO's "The Band of Brothers", numerous film trailers and his many contributions to Disney, MGM and Universal. Hagon received his master's degree from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis in Music Technology.
When not composing, Hagon serves as the Dean of Pre-College, Online, and Professional Programs at Berklee College of Music and was the former chair of the Professional Music Department. Hagon is also a visiting professor at the Universidad Panamericana School of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, Mexico. Prior to his appointment at Berklee, he was the Director of Continuing Education at New England Conservatory.
Hagon was a recipient of the 2010 Exemplary Music Educator Award from Berklee College of Music in recognition of his outstanding teaching and efforts to advance the music education profession.
Chief Creative Officer and Managing Partner
Alexander J. Whalen is a multi-faceted artist/composer hailing from the midwest of the United States currently based in St. Louis, MO. Having grown up in a family of professional artists and art educators, Whalen had always had a peaked interest and affinity to pursue a creative career path.
Through his early childhood and high school years, Whalen had developed a discipline in studying music performance and composition with his primary instrument being that of the guitar. Having had competed and won two sequential Illinois state titles for jazz guitar, and presented with the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award for improvisational prowess, Whalen was motivated to pursue his passion of music at the collegiate level.
Whalen graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 2016 with a B.M. in Professional Music with emphasis in the areas of film scoring, audio engineering, and music business. He was awarded the North American Tour Scholarship for his original composition and performance works.
Whalen has been composing and producing music professionally for TV, film, video games, and orchestra since 2016 with such featured credits as Teen Titans Go!, DC Universe, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Conan, Crime Watch Daily, OBJECTified, The Budapest Scoring Orchestra, the award winning 2018 independent film Unconditional, and many more.
Currently Whalen is the music supervisor for Anaconda Street Productions and the Emmy award winning daytime TV show LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez based out of Los Angeles and is working as a freelance composer and audio engineer.