John Debney scores Predators

Posted on September 10, 2010 by Dan Goldwasser

Earlier this spring, composer John Debney was at the Newman Scoring Stage at Fox Studios to record his score to the newest addition to the classic sci-fi saga, Predators. Produced by Robert Rodriguez and directed by Nimród Antal, the film was released earlier this summer, and we’re pleased to bring our readers photos from the scoring session.

Pete Anthony conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

The Hollywood Studio Symphony was conducted by Pete Anthony, and Debney’s score paid homage to the original Predator by using Alan Silvestri’s original themes. The dark and energetic action music was orchestrated by Brad Dechter, Jeff Atmajian, Frank Bennett, Andrew Kinney, Tim Simonec and Mike Watts.

In the booth, Debney sat with scoring mixer Shawn Murphy to ensure that the performances were spot-on, and music editor Jeff Carson, along with music score coordinator Lola Debney would give feedback.

John Debney and scoring mixer Shawn Murphy in the control room

Composer John Debney gives the thumbs-up on a cue

Predators was released in theaters on July 9, 2010, and a soundtrack album featuring Debney’s score was released by La-La Land Records on July 27th.

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