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.
Unfortunately I did not win the Annie award or the Grammy. But I am very proud to have conducted the orchestra for Justin Hurwitz Oscar winning score and song from La La Land. I am honored to be called by the National Symphony to supervise the arrangements for this one off event on March 22 at the Kennedy Center featuring Common!
Over the years I have developed a lot of tricks and shortcuts for orchestrating. Here is a screencast where I go from midi file to finished score and you can see my process and how I have tricked out my setup. I am back in the TV world, orchestrating season 4 of Revenge for Fil Eisler. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is out. I orchestrated and conducted the score for Chris Beck.
I will be guesting with the Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra at the Apartment on Monday August 25. The last 3 months have been the most intense but rewarding I have ever had. I wrote over an hour of orchestral music with Gustavo Santaolalla for Fox's Book of Life. The music is now mixed and the final touches are being out on the film. It will be released in October. We used up to a 90 piece orchestra, accordion, ethnic flutes, guitars, choir and soloists. …