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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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Summer of Arranging

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…
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Movies Out Now!

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…
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New Year with Ne-Yo

2023 already has plenty going on! On January 27th and 28th, Ne-Yo will be performing a show with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. I was happy to be brought on as lead arranger for this show, continuing a long run of collaborations with the NSO at the Kennedy Center (it's been almost ten years now since the Nas Illmatic show!) There's plenty going on in the scoring world as well. We have been recording Chris Beck's score to the third Ant-Man movie…
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Cabinet of Curiosities

Happy Halloween! Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities recently released on Netflix. This horror anthology features eight episodes written and directed by del Toro or other collaborators, and each was scored by a unique composer as well. I was happy to be asked to score the first episode, "Lot 36," and had some fun returning to the horror genre with del Toro – one of our earliest projects together was for some additional music on Crimson Peak. This episode is all about a mystery…
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Maya and the Three: Live in Concert!

Okay, I'm quite pleased about this one. A little while back I was contacted by Peter Morris, Assosciate Professor and Head of Ensembles at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, my old stomping grounds. Peter has put together a number of programs of live-to-picture scores, and he was wondering if we might create some kind of suite from Maya and the Three to include on the program of this year's concert: FilmHarmonic 2022. I was happy to go along, and so that kicked off a series…
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Summer 2022 Arranging

Besides the usual film and television work, I've also had a number of arranging projects come my way this year. A number of them have been for my friend Jules Buckley. The first was a concert in June with the BBC Symphony Orchestra titled "Beyond the Bricks of Brum," celebrating the city of Birmingham. I arranged a few tunes for SANITY and also composed a piece to play with a poem by Casey Bailey. The BBC Symphony Orchestra: Beyond the Bricks of Brum Then a…
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New Projects

Summer 2022 has been busy! This weekend (September 8!) Cars on the Road will debut on Disney+. This was one of the first projects to kick off the latest batch of new work. Jake Monaco scored this new series from Pixar, and I orchestrated and conducted. Prey also recently released on Hulu. I played a small role in helping with Sarah Schachner's score for this one shortly before we got into work on Cars. We got to make a lot of cool sounds, including some…
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