Matthew Margeson and Henry Jackman score Kick-Ass 2

Posted on August 20, 2013 by Dan Goldwasser

Earlier this spring, composer Matthew Margeson recorded his and Henry Jackman’s score for the action flick Kick-Ass 2, which opened last week, on August 16th. Directed by Jeff Wadlow, the sequel to 2010’s hit stars Aaron Johnson, Chloë Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Jim Carrey.

Recorded at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros., Margeson ran the sessions, conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith and performed by a 69-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studo Symphony. Additional percussion by Santam Ramgotra, and featured guitar performances by Andrew Synowiec were recorded at Remote Control Productions.

Conductor Nick Glennie-Smith and the orchestra prepare to record

The strings

The brass section

The French horns

The cello and bass sections

The trumpets: David Washburn, Jon Lewis, and Rick Baptist

In the booth, Margeson was assisted by score recordist Frank Wolf (the music was later mixed by Al Clay), orchestrators Stephen Coleman and Tony Blondal, as well as music editors Jack Dolman and Catherine Wilson.

Orchestra contractor Peter Rotter talks with supervising music editor Jack Dolman as music editor Catherine Wilson and digital score recordist Kevin Globerman work

Orchestrator Tony Blondal, composer Matthew Margeson, and score recordist Frank Wolf

Composer Matthew Margeson watches as Nick Glennie-Smith and the strings record a cue

The score album for Kick-Ass 2 is available from La-La Land Records.

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