News and Updates
I am really excited to be making my debut as a conductor with the National Symphony Orchestra featuring Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds on January 19 and 20 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. I am also, with the help of Jeremy Levy and Jordan Seigel, arranging the music for the show. Lots of hits and a few surprises! More info here.
I am writing this from my hotel in Taipei where I am having a blast conducting the score for Frozen live to picture. We have done 2 shows in Taipei, then on the 9th we are in Taichung City and the 10th in Tainan. The National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan and Choir have been fantastic to work with, as have the four singers that travelled with me from LA to perform the main roles. Suzanne Waters, Allie Feder, Payson Lewis and Mario Jose.
A lot has been going on! Firstly, I am right in the thick of it writing season 2 of Guillermo del Toro's Trollhunters. I believe it will drop sometime in December. On the Arranging front, I had a blast back at the Kennedy Center working with Common. with Common and Stephen Reineke I just got back from a few weeks in Australia with Mark Mothersbaugh (of Devo fame) where I was conducting his score for the Lego Ninjago Movie. It was…
THE EXPENSIVE TRAIN SET
The new CD from the Tim Davies Big Band
Grammy-nominated composer, arranger, drummer and band leader Tim Davies formed his first big band in 1998 in Melbourne, Australia. Its run was cut short by Tim's move to Los Angeles, but since 2000, Davies has released two recordings with his topflight LA band of seasoned session and touring players.
For The Expensive Train Set, Davies comes full-circle as he resurrects the Melbourne group and features both bands on four tunes each, with one new composition written for the two bands performing together. Davies creates arrangements grounded in the traditional, while adding elements from many influences to create a sound that is wide-ranging and cinematic a sure consequence of his award winning career as a major orchestrator for film, TV and events.