An Evening with Tim Davies - NOW ON-LINE WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE AT 7PM
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About The Event
Due to Tim being in lockdown in Melbourne, we've taken this event online so everyone can join in!
Join MAGA and AGSC members in an informal conversation with renowned composer, conducter, orchestrator and arranger Tim Davies over a drink, at our first live event since early 2020. AGSC member and MAGA vice-president Jessica Wells will join Tim in conversation and put your questions to him, while you watch in the comfort of your home or studio!
Guest Speaker: Tim Davies
Tim Davies leads a very busy musical life. Born and educated in Australia, now based in Los Angeles, the Grammy and Annie nominated musician splits his time between orchestrating for features, television, and video games; composing his own scores; and arranging for and conducting orchestras all around the globe.
His film and TV credits as lead orchestrator and/or conductor include Frozen and Frozen 2, both Ant-Man movies, The Lego Movie 2, La La Land, Trolls, Minions, The Peanuts Movie, Croods 2, Empire and WandaVision. He is the most prolific orchestrator and conductor in the world of video games, having worked on multiple titles from the God of War, Infamous, Sims, Ratchet and Clank, Resistance and Batman franchises, Marvel’s Spider-man and the next installment of Halo. A full list of credits can be found on IMDB. He is currently lead orchestrator for Christophe Beck, Mark Mothersbaugh and FIl Eisler. When not on the scoring stage, Davies can be found on the podium conducting orchestras in concert halls and other live venues specializing in film scores live to picture.
Davies has been asked to score several high profile projects. He has special relationships with Mexican directors Jorge Gutierrez and Guillermo del Toro. He is currently scoring Gutierrez’s upcoming show Maya and the Three, and previously collaborated with two-time Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla to score The Book of Life. He also scored all three seasons of Trollhunters:Tales of Arcadia, executive produced by del Toro, being nominated for an Annie Award, and contributed additional music for Crimson Peak. In 2019 del Toro asked him to produce and conduct a concert of scores from his movies with the Jalisco Philharmonic in his home town of Guadalajara, Mexico.
Davies is an active pop and jazz arranger as well. Highlights include arranging and playing drums for the twentieth anniversary concert of NAS’ Illmatic and being lead arranger for Kendrick Lamar’s performance of To Pimp a Butterfly, both featuring the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Other collaborations with the NSO have included shows with Ledisi, Common, Maxwell, and Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds. He enjoys a close relationship with the Metropole Orchestra in the Netherlands and has recently written for concerts featuring Donny McCaslin, Cory Henry, and Ibeyi. He has contributed arrangements for the last two Academy Awards Ceremonies and written string arrangements for Amy Winehouse, Miguel, Cee Lo Green and Akon. When not working for others he can be found playing drums and writing for his own group, the 18-piece Tim Davies Big Band, for which he has received two Grammy nominations for Best Instrumental Composition, in 2010 and 2016.
In 2013 he launched his orchestration blog, www.debreved.com, which has since become an important resource for composers and orchestrators. Davies has given guest lectures all over the world and is currently a visiting artist at the San Francisco Conservatory. He likes to give back and is currently on the board of Education Through Music Los Angeles, helping provide music education for underprivileged children. He is represented at ICM Partners by Brice Gaeta (Composing) and Emily Yoon (Conducting).
Moderator: Jessica Wells
Born in Canada and educated in Australia, Jessica completed a Bachelor of Composition and a Masters in Composition at the Sydney Conservatorium, followed by a Masters in Screen Composition at the AFTRS (Australian Film, Television and Radio School). Jessica's compositions cross many genres in the classical, commercial and film music worlds. She has worked for some of Australia's best composers as an orchestrator, arranger and copyist and runs Jigsaw Music - a team of dedicated music specialists working for composers worldwide.