This past January and February, Oscar-nominated composer Marco Beltrami recorded his score to the new horror/thriller film, A Quiet Place. Directed by (and starring) John Krasinski, the film was written by Krasinski with Brian Woods and Scott Beck. Recording for A Quiet Place took place at Beltrami’s Pianella Studios in Malibu.
The first round of recording for Beltrami’s score to A Quiet Place was done in January, where Beltrami and his team conducted a string session full of creepy aleatoric motifs and tension, to be used by Krasinski and his editorial team as a ‘toolbox’ of sorts to place in the film.
The second round of scoring took place in February, where they recorded another string session, a percussion session (both of which we were unable to attend) and then a brass and woodwind session comprised of 11 brass players and 2 bassoons, conducted by long-time Beltrami collaborator, orchestrator Pete Anthony.
Inside the booth, Beltrami’s team included scoring engineer/mixer Tyson Lozensky, score producer Buck Sanders, additional music composers Miles Hankins, Brandon Roberts and Marcus Trumpp, supervising music editor Jim Schultz, and music librarian Joe Zimmmerman. Krasinski was busy with post-production for the film, which was based in New York City, where music editor Del Spiva was integrating the mixed music into the film.
A Quiet Place – sported impressive 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is now in theaters, and the score album is available from Milan Records digitally, with a physical release out next month.