Tim Davies (musician)
|Born||1972 (age 49–50)|
|Occupation||Orchestrator, conductor, arranger, composer|
Tim Davies (born 1972) is an Australian orchestrator and composer for film, television, video games and the concert stage.
After moving to the United States in 1998, he began his career working as a music arranger and orchestrator for numerous features, including Plan B, The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, and Missing Brendan. From there, he went on to work as the orchestrator on numerous larger budget films, including When a Stranger Calls, Death Race, Repo Men, and Kick Ass 2. As of 2021, he was the lead orchestrator for composers Christophe Beck, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Fil Eisler. He was lead orchestrator for Frozen and Frozen 2, Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp, Free Guy, The Lego Movie 2, The Croods: A New Age, Superintelligence and Thunderforce.
In 2002, Davies also started working in the realm of television, as the music arranger for the TV Movie Fitzgerald. Since then, he has worked as conductor and orchestrator on series such as Invasion, Pushing Daisies, Revenge, Empire, WandaVision, and Hawkeye.
In 2014, Davies collaborated with Gustavo Santaolalla to compose the score to the film The Book of Life. In 2015, Guillermo del Toro, one of the producers on The Book of Life, brought Davies on to help score his movie Crimson Peak. From 2016 to 2018 Davies then composed the score to del Toro's animated Netflix show Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia. In 2021 Davies reunited with The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez to score Gutierrez's Netflix show Maya and the Three.
Davies has also worked as the conductor and orchestrator on numerous video game titles, his debut work being for Sony's 2005 SOCOM 3 U.S. Navy SEALs. Since then, he's worked on titles such as Prototype, Resistance 3, Batman: Arkham City, Spider-Man, and Halo Infinite. He provided symphonic sound design on The Last of Us and Batman: Arkham Knight.
Davies also has experience as an arranger. In 2014, he arranged and played drums for the twentieth anniversary concert of NAS' Illmatic. In 2015, he served as lead arranger for Kendrick Lamar's performance of To Pimp a Butterfly, with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center. In 2018, Davies provided arrangements for Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, again with the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center. Davies has also contributed a number of arrangements for concerts of the Metropole Orkest, working with artists such as Ledisi, Donny McCaslin, Cory Henry, and Moses Sumney.
Tim Davies Big Band
Tim Davies Big Band was founded in 1998, shortly before Davies moved to the United States. Once in LA, he created a new iteration of the band. Their first album, Epic, was released in 2002, followed, in 2009, by Dialmentia. In 2010, Davies was awarded a Grammy for his composition "Counting to Infinity". In 2016, Davies released his third album, The Expensive Train Set, incorporating performances from both Melbourne and LA iterations of his band, for which he received another Grammy nomination.
|2022||The Bob's Burgers Movie||Conductor, arranger, orchestrator|
|2022||Hotel Transylvania: Transformania||Lead orchestrator|
|2021||Free Guy||Conductor, lead orchestrator|
|2021||Snake Eyes||Lead orchestrator|
|2021||The Mitchells vs. the Machines||Lead orchestrator|
|2021||Thunder Force||Lead orchestrator|
|2021||Flora and Ulysses||Conductor, orchestrator|
|2020||The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two||Lead orchestrator|
|2020||The Croods: A New Age||Lead orchestrator|
|2019||Frozen II||Conductor, lead orchestrator|
|2017||Going in Style||Lead orchestrator|
|2017||Rings||Conductor, lead orchestrator|
|2017||Monster Trucks||Conductor, lead orchestrator|
|2016||La La Land||Conductor|
|2016||Trolls||Conductor, lead orchestrator|
|2016||Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children||Conductor, lead orchestrator|
|2016||Independence Day: Resurgence||Conductor, lead orchestrator|
|2015||The Peanuts Movie||Conductor, orchestrator|
|2015||Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse||Conductor, lead orchestrator|
|2015||Crimson Peak||Composer (additional music)|
|2015||Hot Tub Time Machine 2||Conductor|
|2014||The Book of Life||Conductor, score arranger|
|2014||Edge of Tomorrow||Conductor|
|2014||Muppets Most Wanted||Conductor, lead orchestrator|
|2013||White House Down||Conductor|
|2013||The Hangover Part III||Conductor|
|2011||The Three Musketeers||Lead orchestrator|
|2010||Hot Tub Time Machine||Conductor|
|2009||Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant||Conductor|
|2007||The Simpsons Movie||Orchestrator|
|2006||When a Stranger Calls||Conductor|
|2004||The Final Cut||Music arranger|
|2002||The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest||Orchestrator|
|2001||Plan B||Conductor, music arranger|
|2000||Bit Players (Short)||Music arranger|
|2021||Maya and the Three||Composer, conductor|
|2020||Council of Dads||Lead orchestrator|
|2014||Bates Motel||Conductor (2 episodes)|
|2011||Teen Wolf||Orchestrator (12 episodes)|
|2010–2011||The Event||Conductor, orchestrator (15 episodes)|
|2010–2011||No Ordinary Family||Conductor|
|2007–2009||Pushing Daisies||Conductor, orchestrator|
|2021||Halo Infinite||Lead orchestrator|
|2015||Batman: Arkham Knight||Lead orchestrator, symphonic sound designer|
|2013||The Last of Us||Symphonic sound design|
|2011||Batman: Arkham City||Conductor, orchestrator|
|2010||Lost Planet 2||Orchestrator|
|2009||Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time||Orchestrator|
|2009||The Sims 3||Conductor|
|2008||Gears of War 2||Conductor|
|2007||The Simpsons Game||Conductor, lead orchestrator|
|2007||Clive Barker's Jericho||Conductor|
|2005||SOCOM 3 U.S. Navy SEALs||Conductor, orchestrator|
Awards and nominations
|2010||Grammy||Best Instrumental Composition||"Counting to Infinity"||Nominated|
|2016||Grammy||Best Instrumental Composition||"The Expensive Train Set: An Epic Sarahnade"||Nominated|
|2017||Annie Awards||Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production||Alexandre Desplat and Tim Davies, Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, "Becoming: Part 1"||Nominated|
|2022||Annie Awards||Best Music - TV/Media||Tim Davies and Gustavo Santaolalla, Maya and the Three, "The Sun and the Moon"||Won|
- Smail, Stephanie (31 January 2010). "Brisbane Composer Misses Out on Grammy". ABC News. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
- "Grammy Nomination For Tim Davies". Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- "Australian Composer Tim Davies Talks Working on Guillermo Del Toro's New Netflix Series Trollhunters". Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- "Netflix's 'Trollhunters' to Feature Music by Alexandre Desplat & Tim Davies". Film Music Reporter. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
- "Nas' Historic 20 Year Anniversary of 'Illmatic' at The Kennedy Center in D.C." 31 March 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- "Working With Kendrick Lamar". 16 January 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- "Tim Davies Big Band". Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- "Dialmentia". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- "Tim Davies Big Band: The Expensive Train Set". Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- "2016 Grammy Nominations". Retrieved 17 January 2017.
- "52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards".
- "59th Annual GRAMMY Awards".
- "44th Annual Annie Awards".
- "49th Annual Annie Awards".