Marco Beltrami scores Repo Men

Posted on April 13, 2009 by Dan Goldwasser

Earlier this spring, Oscar-nominated composer Marco Beltrami was at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox to record his score for the upcoming thriller Repo Men. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, the film stars Liev Schreiber, Jude Law and Forest Whitaker in a futuristic world where replacement organs are manufactured on demand – and repossessed if payments go delinquent.

Pete Anthony conducts on Repo Men

Concertmaster Endre Granat leads the string section

Pete Anthony conducted the large ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony through Beltrami’s score, which was orchestrated by Ceiri Torjussen, Tim Davies, Marcus Trumpp, Bill Boston, and Dana Niu. The music, which uses Beltrami’s stylistic rhythms and string ostinatos against strong brass chords, was both energetic, tense and thematic.

Percussionist Wade Culbreath plays the timpani

Pete Anthony conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

In the booth, Beltrami sat with scoring mixer John Kurlander, providing feedback to the orchestra. He was joined by score co-producer Buck Sanders, and orchestrators Torjussen, Davies and Trumpp, and director Sapochnik.

Score co-producer Buck Sanders and composer Marco Beltram

Orchestrators Tim Davies and Ceiri Torjussen and composer Marco Beltrami

Director Miguel Sapochnik talks with composer Marco Beltrami

Repo Men will be released by Universal Studios in March 2010.

You've only seen 8 images - click here for 13 more scoring session images for this project!