Tim Davies Biography
Tim Davies is one of the busiest conductors and orchestrators in Hollywood. His recent film and TV credits include Minions, Ant-Man, Empire, The Peanuts Movie, Frozen, The Book of Life, Edge of Tomorrow and La La Land. He has conducted and orchestrated numerous video game scores, such as the God of War and Infamous series, The Last of Us, and both Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight. In 2015 he made his concert stage debut conducting Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions with the Baltimore Symphony.
Davies is an active arranger as well. Recent highlights include arranging and playing drums for the twentieth anniversary concert of NAS’ Illmatic and being lead arranger for Kendrick Lamar’s recent performance of To Pimp a Butterfly, both featuring the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. He has written arrangements for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Netherlands Metropol Orkest. In the pop and hip hop world he has arranged for albums by chart-topping artists Amy Winehouse, Akon, Miguel, and Cee Lo Green. He plays drums and writes for his own group, the 18-piece Tim Davies Big Band, and received a Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition in 2010.
Recently Davies has been in demand as a composer, working with two-time Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla on the score to the Fox animated film The Book of Life. This was also the beginning of a relationship with producer/director Guillermo del Toro, which led to writing additional music for Crimson Peak and now scoring his new animated TV show, Trollhunters, produced by Dreamworks Animation for Netflix. The show will debut late 2016.
In 2013 he launched his orchestration blog www.debreved.com, which has since become an important resource for composers and orchestrators all over the world. Davies is on the board of Education Through Music Los Angeles, helping provide music education for underprivileged children.