Mark spent a lot of time working with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Opetaia Foa’i on the songs for Moana. They held a “recording summit” in New Zealand, doing research for the music.
Here’s a little video from the scoring session to Planes that took place at Sony back in 2013.
Intrada has released a two-disc limited edition soundtrack to The Haunted Mansion. This is the first time that the score has been officially released.
Mark has completed the score for Planes, and will score Planes 2 for release next summer! He is also composing a musical theatre adaptation for Broadway of the film August Rush with book writer Glen Berger (Spider-man) for WB along with CJ Entertainment and producer Richard B. Lewis.
Mark has recently finished work on Penthouse North, reuniting him with director Joseph Ruben. The film will be released by the Weinstein Company. Mark is also starting work on a musical based on August Rush.
A Note from Mark:
Much of my life revolves around the classical guitar. I have been actively seeking out the finest players in the world, listening and experiencing their artistry. I am embarking on an incredible undertaking to bring together the world’s greatest guitarist to perform my original compositions from some of my most successful and/or favorite film scores. Now is the time to bring these contemporary film scores to life in extraordinary arrangements for the classical guitar and orchestra. I will update you as this project progresses. This is truly a labor of love, and it will take some time. But I look forward to sharing the finished product with you! Keep listening… Mark Mancina
Mark recently was commissioned by Disney to compose a 30 minute original suite with recording artist Kaelii Rachell. The suite, entitled, “The Journey” will be played in the in and around the grounds of Disney’s new Hawaiian resort, Aulani.
Mark is currently working on an unreleased Sony project titled Sorcery. More details to come!
La-La Land Records has released limited edition soundtracks for Mark’s scores to Speed 2 and Money Train. The record label has previously released Mark’s score to Bad Boys.