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Killer Mike and the National Symphony

It was a pleasure to add Killer Mike to the list of collaborations I've had with the Kennedy Center and the National Symphony Orchestra over the past decade. He now joins artists such as Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Common, Ne-Yo, and Maxwell with whom we have done shows. This was a last-minute production, so I could not have done it without the help of my team. Thanks to Jeremy Levy, Jordan Seigel, Lauren Elizabeth Baba, Cameron Moody, Carlos Simon, Lorenzo Carrano, Pano Fountas, and Tyler Detulio.…
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Unfrosted is Out!

Unfrosted was released on May 3! You have no idea how surreal it is to have Seinfeld in the headphones giving notes! Once again, it was a pleasure orchestrating and conducting Chris Beck's score on this cool project. Check it out on Netflix now.
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Mark Lettieri and the Metropole Orkest

Last spring, I was very busy arranging for a wide range of shows. As an arranger, I enjoy the challenge of working on and adapting any musical material. Sometimes you receive material that requires all of your skills to make it work, but other times you are lucky, and the music and artist you are given fit perfectly with the ensemble, making the charts practically write themselves. The latter was the case with Mark Letteri, who trusted me to arrange a few pieces for his…
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Tech N9ne and the Kansas City Symphony

Having written shows for the likes of Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Common, Ne-Yo, and Maxwell, it was Tech N9ne's turn to receive the Symphonic Tim Treatment. On May 4th, 2024, at the Midland Theatre, I had the pleasure of conducting my arrangements of over 30 songs with the Kansas City Symphony. Tech is a KC native so it was an 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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THE EXPENSIVE TRAIN SET
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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