Friday, October 7, 2022

From Vienna to LA

I am still recovering from one of the most amazing days during production of MUSHKA. We recorded the film's score last Wednesday over Zoom with the outstanding Synchron Stage Vienna Orchestra.

This is what we saw from Vienna on our monitor. The recording mixers, The orchestra (60 musicians) and the conductor.

When Richard Sherman joined us at around 11am the whole orchestra gave him this huge ovation! Did I tear up? Of course I did. Especially when he blew a kiss to the orchestra. 

That's our composer, the magnificent Fabrizio Mancinelli, who is also a good friend of Richard's. 

This pic includes Marco Valerio Antonini, the score's orchestrator. He wrote the sheet music for every single instrument in the orchestra.

And this is conductor Bernhard Melbye Voss. He was  professional, but also enthusiastic. He mentioned on a couple of occasions how much he liked the score. Fabrizio and Marco would give him notes on certain musical passages, and he just answered: "Gut!" And went on to get those adjustments from the orchestra perfectly.
A truly magical day I will remember for the rest of my life.

Imagine the score as a mix of John Williams and the Sherman Brothers...because that's what you are going to get!


  1. Das ist die Art von Real-Life Erzählungen, die ich liebe! 😊
    Was für ein Weg bis dahin! 👍😃
    Danke, dass sie uns daran teilhaben lassen! ☺️

  2. Oh wow, you actually got Richard Sherman of The Sherman Brothers involved with the music for Mushka? That's incredible!

  3. Fantastic! Can't wait to listen to it. Knowing the work of Fabrizio, I am sure it will be beautiful! Congratulations, Andreas!

  4. This is great to see. So looking forward to this!

  5. You know, Andreas, I think that Fabrizio's and Richard's wonderful music will be a wonder for the ears today, and I feel that they're gonna get somewhere.

  6. How wonderful! Looking forward to seeing this film and hearing the music. When and where do you expect the film to be released?

  7. looks great, I can't wait to add this animation to my personal archive

    1. I hope to watch MUSHKA in Cinema! 😊
      This would be great! 😃

  8. That's awesome, it must have been an amazing experience! It's amazing how much the music and sound transforms a film, and I'm sure that compared to the animation stage, it's exciting to get a large piece of the film done in a relatively short time on recording day

  9. Wow, this is so moving! I can only imagine how you felt when Richard Sherman joined. thanks for sharing! I'm really curios to see some footage from it.

  10. "Imagine the score as a mix of John Williams and the Sherman Brothers".

    That sounds practically perfect in every way. Eagerly looking forward to seeing the film, Andreas.