Mark Mothersbaugh scores The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Posted on February 19, 2019 by Dan Goldwasser

This past winter, Mark Mothersbaugh recorded his score to the animated sequel, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Directed by Mike Mitchell (Sky High), the music was recorded at the Eastwood Scoring Stage and is delighted to bring our readers exclusive photos from the sessions!

The Hollywood Studio Symphony records a cue with conductor/lead orchestrator Tim Davies

Conductor/lead orchestrator Tim Davies performs a cue with the orchestra

Lead orchestrator Tim Davies conducted the score to The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, which was recorde with a large ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony all in the room performing at the same time.

The view from the bass section

The violins perform

The violas, cellos and basses

Pianist Randy Kerber

Percussionist Greg Goodall performs on timpani

The cello and viola sections

The woodwind section

The French horns perform on The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The brass section performs on The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Conductor/lead orchestrator Tim Davies and the orchestra perform

Inside the booth, composer Mark Mothersbaugh was joined by scoring mixer Brad Haehnel, music editor Dominic Certo, additional music composers Wataru Hokoyama, Tim Jones and Peter Seibert, score mixing assistant Angelo Chacon and ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman. (When Haehnel was off mixing, stage recordist Tom Hardisty would step in as an additional score mixer.)

Composer Mark Mothersbaugh shows off his score artwork with scoring mixer Brad Haehnel

Composer Mark Mothersbaugh (right) works on a cue with additional music composers Wataru Hokoyama and Peter Seibert

Scoring mixer Brad Haehnel checks levels

Composer Mark Mothersbaugh, additional music composer Tim Jones and additional score mixer Tom Hardisty

Composer Mark Mothersbaugh (left) talks with additional music composers Peter Seibert and Wataru Hokoyama as additional score mixer Tom Hardisty (center) and the music team prepare for the next cue

Supervising music editor Dominic Certo, score mixing assistant Angelo Chacon, and ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman

Additional music composers Tim Jones, Wataru Hokoyama, and Peter Seibert

Inside the booth during the sessions for The Lego Movie 2

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part is now playing in theaters and a soundtrack album featuring Mothersbaugh’s score is available from WaterTower Music.

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