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DeBreved Orchestration InSensitive

I am pleased to announce that on October 25th, 2018, the inaugural DeBreved Orchestration InSensitive workshop/master class/clinic/seminar/corroboree will take place! Four people will be selected to spend a day with Tim, talking about orchestration, technology, and workflows with a focus on what it is like to orchestrate studio film scores in 2018. The Insensitive (workshop/master class/clinic/seminar/corroboree) attendees will be expected to already possess a working knowledge of the orchestra, and to have skills on notation programs and DAWs. Professional experience in the film world is not…
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Ant-man and the Wasp

Ant-man and the Wasp is out! Another unique action score from Christophe Beck for which I served as lead orchestrator and conductor. We recorded the score over a 6 week period at Abbey Road Studio One. While it has become the norm to throw everything at action scores, multiple passes with the orchestra, huge percussion and relentless riffs, Chris' score builds on the unique palette he set up for the first Ant-man movie, with even more pizzicato! While we did record some of the brass and…
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Frozen in Taiwan

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.  
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July News

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…
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A new interview

I recently sat down with Greg Ehrbar from LeonardMaltin.com to talk about what I do.
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Angor-y Music

My favorite character to write for in Trollhunters is Angor Rot. He is all bad and angry all the time, so that is what I did with the music. Here is a little suite I put together of some of my favorite Angor Rot cues.
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Listen to some Trollhunters score!

Here is the opening cue from Trollhunters. This is a little suite from the pilot. Guillermo wanted an Amblin feel to it. I will google it one day and find out what that is! And here is something a little darker from a later episode. Lots of fun to write this type of music.
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Trollhunters is out! And Interviews with Tim about scoring it.

Over a year in the making, over 6 hours of music and we are finally live. You can watch Trollhunters on Netflix anywhere in the world now. Watch it here! It is such a thrill to hear my music coming out of the TV and watching kids and adults enjoy the show. (more…)
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Score Reduction Videos

Here are 5 tracks from my new album. More information here. Conceivilization Sarahbande Minor Incidents The Expensive Train Set for Double Big Band   Jazz Vespas
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Grammy Nomination!

I have been nominated for a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for the title track from my new album, The Expensive Train Set.
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