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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!
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…
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:
It's been a busy few months contributing arrangements to a number of different shows, most headed up by my friend Jules Buckley. In May, Jules connected me with Jochen Neuffer who was putting together a show with Sophie Hunger and the Bern Symphony Orchestra. I contributed a couple arrangements to this concert. In June, Jules came to Washington, DC, with Anoushka Shankar for a concert with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center featuring tracks from her Grammy-nominated album Between Us.... I arranged the…
A bunch of projects that I worked on last year have been coming out in recent months. Make sure to follow me on Instagram for updates about all the projects I'm on! Shazam! Fury of the Gods was released on March 17. I conducted and was lead orchestrator for Chris Beck's epic score. It was a lot of music in a short amount of time but I am lucky to have some friends who also orchestrate to help out. Thanks to the crew at Chris's…
THE EXPENSIVE TRAIN SET
The new CD from the Tim Davies Big Band
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.