The Moana Recording Summit in New Zealand

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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.

Summer 2013 Update

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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.

Classical Guitar

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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 composes The Journey for Disney’s Aulani resort

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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.