I finished the first quarter with a bang. Frozen has broken some box office records and the Muppets and Need for Speed came out. But the highlight was playing drums with Nas and the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, I also wrote half the charts. Here is a little info on it from the Finale Blog.
Here is my demo for New York State of Mind.
They filmed the rehearsals and the concert for a documentary. Before that I was conducting Chris Beck’s score for Tom Cruise’s next film Edge of Tomorrow. Then we recorded 3 hours of music for Batman: Arkham Knight for composers Nick Arundel and Dave Buckley. In the middle of that I orchestrated and conduced a score for Marc and Steffan Fantini, Mom’s Night Out, it opens May 9.
I am currently working on a few projects with Gustavo Santaolalla. I am writing a suite for him and the Los Angeles Philharmonic from his score for The Motorcycle Diaries. The concert is on July 31st at the Hollywood Bowl and will be conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. We have also started work on Book of Life. I am arranging, orchestrating and conducting the score.
I will be presenting a masterclass on orchestration and my workflow for ASMAC on May 10th.