I recently recorded the orchestra for a small film called The Chosen One. The film was released on DVD and is likely to come out in limited release either late this year or early in 2011. The score is a blend of lush orchestra with some great solo work from guitars and flutes from South America. It’s a more traditional style score for me, as the themes of the film makers really wanted a score to carry real emotional weight. You can listen to the entire score here and it is available on iTunes and Amazon as well.
The schedule leading up to the session was pretty brutal. A lot of sleep was lost by all. For all the piano solos, we had the brilliant (and sensitive) Mike Lang.
After recording the orchestra we moved on with a wild percussion session at The Village with the legendary Alex Acuna along with Efrain Toro and multi-instrumentalist Satnam Rangotra.
All the tracks were mixed in downtown Los Angeles at the studio of Jim Hill, my favorite mixing engineer. We mixed to a set of several stems to isolate each section of the ensemble (orchestra, piano, percussion, solos) and delivered the final version to the dub stage.