Christopher Lennertz scores Ride Along 2

Posted on January 15, 2016 by Dan Goldwasser



Last year, composer Christopher Lennertz was at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox to record his score to the Ice Cube/Kevin Hart sequel, Ride Along 2. Directed by Tim Story, the film opens today and we’re excited to bring our readers the exclusive photos from the scoring session!


Composer and conductor Chris Lennertz records with the Hollywood Studio Symphony

The music for Ride Along 2 was conducted by composer Christopher Lennertz, who led a 73-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the Newman Scoring Stage.


Composer and conductor Chris Lennertz and the orchestra prepare for the next cue

The woodwinds

The brass section

Cellist Dennis Karmazyn and cellist/orchestra contractor David Low

The French horns

Composer and conductor Chris Lennertz and the orchestra

In the booth, scoring mixer Jeff Vaughn was joined by additional music composer Alex Bornstein, orchestrators Andrew Kinney, Michael Lloyd, Marcus Sjöwall, and Gernot Wolfgang. Director Tim Story, supervising music editor Todd Bozung, scoring assistant Dara Taylor, ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman, and assistant scoring engineers Keith Ukrisna and Joshua Margolis were also on hand to lend feedback.


Composer Chris Lennertz and supervising music editor Todd Bozung look over a cue as director Tim Story watches playback

Orchestrators Marcus Sjöwall, Michael Lloyd, and Andrew Kinney, additional music composer Alex Bornstein, supervising music editor Todd Bozung, and scoring mixer Jeff Vaughn

Scoring assistant Dara Taylor, ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman, and assistant scoring engineers Keith Ukrisna and Joshua Margolis

Back at Sonic Fuel Studios, Lennertz also recorded overdubs with such featured artists as percussionist Sheila E, trumpet soloists Arturo Sandoval, and an African choir featuring Carmen Twillie.


Trumpet player Arturo Sandoval performs on Ride Along 2 at Sonic Fuel Studios

Composer Chris Lennertz ponders Arturo Sandoval’s performance

Supervising music editor Todd Bozung, composer Christopher Lennertz, percussionist Sheila E, and ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman

Ride Along 2 is now playing in theaters. A soundtrack album featuring Lennertz’s score is also available from Back Lot Music.

We also have an archival gallery of photos from Lennertz’s scoring sessions to Ride Along – click here to view the gallery!

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