I, ROBOT  (2004)
Production Company: 20th Century Fox, Davis Entertainment, Laurence Mark Productions, Overbrook Entertainment, Canlaws Prod.
Distributors: 20th Century Fox & 20th Century Home Entertainment
Release date (USA): 16 July 2004

Director: Alex Proyas
Screenplay: Jeff Vintar & Akiva Goldsman
Based on the Book by Isaac Asimov

Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
Additional Music by Buck Sanders
Orchestra Conducted by Pete Anthony & Marco Beltrami
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony & Hollywood Film Chorale
Orchestrated by Pete Anthony, Frank Bennett, Bill Boston, Chris Guardino, Jim Honeyman, Randy Kerber, Jon Kull, Dennis Smith,
Ceiri Torjussen, Marcus Trumpp & Carlos Rodriguez
Recorded and Mixed by John Kurlander
Recorded at The Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox
Assistant Engineers Kevin Globerman, Matt Peterson, John Rodd, William Stein & Bill Talbott
Music Editor Alex Gibson, Erich Stratmann & Jeremy Raub
Electroacoustic Design by Buck Sanders
Orchestra Contracted by Sandy DeCrescent & Peter Rotter
Choir Contracted by Sally Stevens
Music Preparation JoAnn Kane Music Services

Music Produced by Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders

Synopsis: In 2035, technophobic homicide detective Del Spooner of the Chicago PD heads the investigation of the apparent suicide of leading robotics scientist, Dr. Alfred Lanning. Unconvinced of the motive, Spooner's investigation into Lanning's death reveals a trail of secrets and agendas within the USR (United States Robotics) corporation and suspicions of murder. Little does he know that his investigation would lead to uncovering a larger threat to humanity.


I knew it was going to be an electronic hybrid with orchestral material. Buck started working on sounds and I started working on the melodic material. My idea for the score was that I would take some acoustic orchestral sounds and manipulate them electronically to have this human aspect that also could be suited to the robot in part of the film. We worked with vocalist and violin player Petra Haden. After I wrote a melody out for a theme, Petra played it on violin, and then we electronically manipulated so it worked for the robot part. It had human string sound, but you couldn't really hear it as a violin. We also manipulated her voice as well. My initial impulse was to have a combination of manipulated sounds, both non-orchestral sounds that are manipulated to work with the orchestra and vice versa.

I, ROBOT: Recording Sessions
The Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox Studios


V A R E S E   S A R A B A N D E  (VSD-6591)

01. Main Titles (1:31)
02. Gangs of Chicago (3:13)
03. I, Robot Theme (End Credits) (3:15)
04. New Arrivals (1:06)
05. Tunnel Chase (3:10)
06. Sonny’s Interrogation (1:27)
07. Spooner Spills (4:21)
08. Chicago 2035 (1:37)
09. Purse Snatcher (1:00)
10. Need Some Nanites (2:53)
11. 1001 Robots (4:16)
12. Dead Robot Walking (5:09)
13. Man on the Inside (2:25)
14. Spiderbots (4:19)
15. Round Up (4:24) .

Release date: 20 July 2004
Total Time: 44:14
Length of the Score: 92 minutes


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