The Sound of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection sound profile we talk with Director Brett Morgen and his sound team including sound designer and re-recording mixer Cameron Frankly and sound and music editor Jon Michaels about their work on the documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck which is moderated by Michael Coleman from SoundWorks Collection.


Kurt Cobain, legendary lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Nirvana, “the flagship band of Generation X,” remains an object of reverence and fascination for music fans around the world. His story is told for the first time in KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, a fully authorized feature documentary co-produced by HBO Documentary Films and Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group.

Brett Morgen, the Oscar®-nominated filmmaker behind such acclaimed documentaries as the HBO presentations “Crossfire Hurricane,” which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, and “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” is writer, director and producer of KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK. Visual artist Frances Bean Cobain, Cobain’s daughter, is executive producer.

Sound Credits

Jeff Berlin Sound Engineer
Anthony Enns Sound Recordist
Cameron Frankley Sound Design And Sound Mixing
Devin Golub Sound Recordist
Dan Kenyon Sound Effects Editor
Kyle Lane Audio Cassette Transfer
Phill Lee Mix Technician
Jon Michaels Sound And Music Editor
Steve Pederson Sound Mix
Tony Pilkington Sound Engineer
Mark Purcell Mix Technician
Unsun Song Mix Technician
Eric Thomas Sound Recordist
Byron Williams Sound Engineer