Just finished recording this one a few weeks ago. Coming off of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Matt Margeson got to write a completely different score for this one. We had a unique string group to orchestrate for: 20 celli, 8 violas, and 8 basses. This score was a lot of fun to orchestrate, as it really pushed the boundaries of coming up with interesting string effects we could perform live. Tim Davies and I orchestrated, with an assist from Jordan Seigel.
Over the summer, I had the pleasure to orchestrate for Christophe Beck once again. He wrote a terrific score to the animated movie Trolls, featuring everyone's favorite hairy little guys. I also orchestrated on a little animated short he scored, but I believe that one is still a secret!
Empire is coming back for Season 3. Once again, Tim Davies and I are orchestrating for composer Fil Eisler on all the orchestral underscore. Great to get the whole gang back together.
Earlier this summer, I also had the pleasure to orchestrate Fil's score to the upcoming CHiPS movie. Starring Dax Shephard and Michael Peña, it looks to be a raucous take on the famous 70s TV show. Even got to meet Dax and his lovely wife, better known as Kristen Bell!
Just released today! The score was written by Matt Margeson and Mike Higham. I previously worked with Matt on a fun zombie movie called Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Tim Davies and I did the orchestrations.
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to help string arranger Daniele Luppi on the RHCP's new album, The Getaway. I programmed all the string demos, and also handled the music preparation for the live session. Thanks to my friend Anton Riehl for recommending me! I still remember driving around in my brother's car in High School listening to Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Hard to believe it's been 20 years!
Starting with The Book of Life in 2014, I've been very fortunate to lead the orchestration team for composer, Tim Davies. Tim wrote almost an hour of additional music for Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak." The music ended up being interwoven with composer Fernando Velázquez's original score.
I've had the pleasure to assist Tim Davies' orchestrations on a number of Christophe Beck's scores, but 2015 was the first time I really got to heavily contribute. On The Peanuts Movie, orchestration was divided between lead orchestrator Tim Davies, Kevin Kliesch, and myself. It was a really fun project, as I've always been a huge fan of Vince Guaraldi. Little known fact, Guaraldi played piano on one of Frank Rosolino's early jazz records (if you know me, Rosolino was a HUGE influence on my trombone playing).
Chris Beck's score was a great take on the series, incorporating a lot of the jazz harmonies and rhythms, but putting it through the viewpoint of a modern film score. Not an easy task!
I'm still not sure how we got anything done with Snoopy at the helm!
A little earlier in the year, I got to write a few orchestrations for Chris Beck's other big movie, Ant-Man. I really enjoyed Chris's take on the action hero score. He wrote a really fun theme in 7/4 for this movie. We got to bring this music back out for a Super Bowl ad for Coke a few weeks ago.
Fresh off a powerful Grammy performance, I am reminded how incredible a talent Kendrick Lamar is. Earlier last year, I had the rare opportunity to write orchestral arrangements for a one time performance at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.. Tim Davies lead the project with his incredible arrangements of Lamar's music. Felow arrangers Chris Walden and Joseph Trapanese also contributed stellar charts. My only regret is that I couldn't go to D.C. to see the concert!
Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator, Jeremy Levy has worked in nearly every medium in Los Angeles. As a composer, he recently wrote music for Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire. As an orchestrator, he adds his musical touch to scores in film, television, and video games. Recent projects include Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Trolls, The Peanuts Movie, Minions, Revenge, Empire, The Book of Life, and Batman: Arkham Knight.
After receiving a Master's Degree from the University of Miami in composition, Levy headed to Los Angeles to pursue his career. Since 2007, Levy has co-lead the Budman/Levy Orchestra featuring LA's top musicians. His first album, "From There to Here" was released on Origin/OA2 records. In 2010, he won the Airmen of Note's Sammy Nestico Award for arranging.
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