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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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Spider-Man is here

I have spent over a year working on the new Insomniac Spider-Man game for composer John Paesano. The music was produced by my friends at Sony Interactive. My first real orchestrating job was for Sony's SOCOM 3 with composer Jim Dooley many years ago and I can trace nearly every job I have done since to that opportunity.
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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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$9,000,000 of Old Wood

I was being a smart arse and made a comment to a violinist carrying around her violin, "Lucky that is not a Strad." She quickly answered "It is!" She allowed me to hold it, and as I was sitting there the violinist sitting behind piped up and asked if I would like to hold two Strads! The irony here is that this is not there first time I made such a comment, and not the first time they responded that it was a Strad. A…
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Hotel Transylvania 3

I spent a lot of time at Abbey Road this year, conducting both Hotel Transylvania 3 and Ant-man and the Wasp there. HT3 was my 2nd score with Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo fame. The first being last year's Lego Ninjago. We spent a week recording an 80 piece orchestra and a night with a 32 voice choir! The film comes out July 13. The coffee before the storm   Music editor Dominic Certo, Composer Mark…
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Trollhunters Season 3 is Live!

Seems like an eternity ago that Guillermo del Toro told me he wanted me to score a TV show. That turned out to be Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia.  3 years and many crotchets and quavers later 3 seasons are done! You can watch it all, including season 3 on Netflix now.   With executive producer Rodrigo Blass   with Guillermo del Toro
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Kennedy Center Success

Conducing the National Symphony with Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds was a highlight of my career so far. We did two sold out nights! Kenny was amazing to work with and open to trying new things. My favorite was doing a mashup of "Fire and Rain" with Stravinsky's Firebird.  
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Davies to Conduct and Arrange for Babyface at Kennedy Center

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.
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Trollhunters Season 2

Trollhunters Season 2 drops on Netflix on December 15! 13 more episodes. Read about it here.  Here is a little article about the score.  And here is a scene you can check out. 
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Spiderman Game

The Team and I are having a blast working on the new Marvel Spiderman Game for composer John Paesano.
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