Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and John Batiste score Disney/Pixar’s Soul

Posted on March 8, 2021 by Dan Goldwasser



Last winter, award-winning composers Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and John Batiste scored the acclaimed Pixar animated feature, Soul. Directed by Inside Out‘s Pete Docter, the film’s music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, and the generous folks at Pixar have provided us with exclusive photos from the sessions for a gallery to share with our readers!

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The music team reviews a sequence on the scoring stage: (left to right) director Pete Docter, film editor Kevin Nolting (seated), producer Dana Murray, composer/pianist Jon Batiste, co-director Kemp Powers, music librarian Dave Giuli and Walt Disney VP of Music Tom MacDougall (partially obscured)

Composer Jon Batiste performs on piano

Composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross go over a cue with Dana Murray (orange), director Pete Docter, and composer/pianist Jon Batiste

Co-composer Jon Batiste, scoring mixer David Boucher and director Pete Docter

Trent Reznor, Kemp Powers, Atticus Ross, Pete Docter, Dana Murray and Jon Batiste

Soul is now streaming on Disney+ and and the soundtrack album is available from Walt Disney Records.


Music librarian Booker White conducts a jazz ensemble, including composer Jon Batiste on piano

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Photos by Deborah Coleman / Pixar.

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