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Coffee with Tim #1

I get sent a lot of scores to check out and, while I always try to keep up and give people advice, I sometimes miss someone or fall behind! I have a few things I plan to do in the near future, including an online talk about my Error Code 7 article, and another in-person Insensitive Workshop. Meanwhile, from March 11th to March 25th, I am going to start the day having coffee and vegemite on toast with ten different people. We can talk about…
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Tim to arrange and conduct concert for Tech N9ne

Having written shows for the likes of Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Common, Ne-Yo and Maxwell, it is time for Tech N9ne to get the Symphonic Tim Treatment. I will be conducting the Kansas City Symphony on May 4th 2024 at the Midland Theatre. Tech is a KC native so it will be a honor to bring two Kansas City institutions together.
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Orchestration Demo: Error Code 7

I recently had the chance to do some live recording with my friends at Hollywood Scoring, and took the opportunity to put together a piece that could demonstrate lots of my favorite orchestration techniques as well as some issues I commonly encounter when working with scores. I've done an in-depth exploration of my process over on my orchestration blog, deBreved. You can check out Part 1 here!
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Jules Buckley and Stevie Wonder

Continuing from my busy summer of arranging work, I had the opportunity to work with Jules Buckley again for a couple shows celebrating Stevie Wonder. The first was a show for the 2023 BBC Proms covering Stevie Wonder's album Innervsisions, with guest soloist Cory Henry. I did arrangements of Something Out of the Blue They Won't Go When I Go Jesus Children of America Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer You've Got It Bad, Girl Jules also came to LA to conduct the Hollywood Bowl…
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Strange New (Musical) Worlds

The Star Trek franchise decided to once again boldly go, and aired a musical episode ("Subspace Rhapsody," season two, ninth episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds). Kay Hanley and Tom Polce (members of the band Letters to Cleo) were brought on to do the songwriting, and then I got to orchestrate their tunes. Check out a couple of them below, or stream the whole episode on Paramount+. Status Report: And here's the big finale:
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The new CD from the Tim Davies Big Band
Now Available!

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.

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