Danny Elfman scores The Kingdom for Universal Studios
Earlier this week, composer Danny Elfman recorded strings, brass
and guitar for his new score to the upcoming provocative thriller, The Kingdom.
The film, directed by Peter Berg, is about an elite FBI team sent to Saudi Arabia
to hunt down a terrorist who perpetrated a terrorist attack on an American facility.
Danny Elfman talks to the orchestra as Pete Anthony looks on
For the score, Elfman created a sound palette heavy on rhythm electronics and
percussion, all done by Elfman, with guitar work performed by George Doering.
In addition to the pre-records, the music is enhanced with a 38-piece string
section as well as 10 brass instruments consisting of French horns and trombones,
conducted by Pete Anthony.
Pete Anthony conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony
Danny Elfman discusses a cue with score mixer Ray Pyle
Eastwood Scoring Stage Recordist Greg Dennen
Recorded at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers, the score was mixed
by Ray Pyle, and orchestrated by Elfman regulars Steve Bartek and Edgardo Simone.
Orchestrators Edgardo Simone and Steve Bartek
Music Editor Shie Rozow, ProTools Recordist Michael Atwell and Music Editor
The Kingdom will be released by Universal Studios and
hits theaters on September 28, 2007.