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/ Feb 15, 2016

Star Wars!

It's been a big year for Star Wars, with the huge release of The Force Awakens. While I wasn't involved with the movie, I was very fortunate to get to write additional music for the games, "EA Star Wars: Battlefront," and "Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire."

Lead composer Gordy Haab wrote amazing scores for both these games, and lead an incredible team including some very good friends of mine: Henri Wilkinson, Jonathan Beard, Ed Trybek, and Sam Smythe.  


/ Feb 15, 2016

Crimson Peak

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.


/ Feb 15, 2016

Peanuts and Ant-Man

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.


/ Feb 15, 2016

Kendrick Lamar

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! 

 

 


/ Jun 24, 2015

New assistant

I'd like to introduce my new assistant. Abby is a hard worker, and a valuble asset to the team.


/ Jun 24, 2015

Minions!

You may be seeing these little guys everywhere right now. They've got their very own movie coming out on July 10th! Tim Davies and I teamed up with composer Heitor Periera once again (we last worked on Smurfs 2), to orchestate his very fun score befitting of everyone's favorite little yellow guys.

Tim Davies, Heitor Periera, and myself

Conductor Nick Glennie-Smith in full Minions attire.

Furiously orchestrating some last minute changes with a some help from little Tim.

At one point, Stuart had to take over.


/ Jun 24, 2015

Revenge and Empire

I was very fortunate to get to orchestrate two television series this last year for composer Fil Eisler: Revenge and Empire.

Back in May, we recorded the final episode of Revenge at Sony with a larger than usual orchestra. I typically split orchestration duties with Tim Davies, but he was unavailable so I was able to orchestrate the entire episode. Needless to say, it was an honor to finish off the series in such a grand manor. If you haven't seen the episode, the music was pretty epic for television!

Myself, Fil Eisler (composer), and Philip Klein (additional music)

Score reading in the booth with Philip Klein, additional music composer. (photo credit: Dan Goldwasser)

A few months earlier, we finished off the 1st year of the smash hit Empire at Fox. Here is the team celebrating with a special cake brought to us by music contractor, Peter Rotter. Also, big thanks to Josef Zimmerman from JoAnn Kane Music Services for all the great work in score prep. 


BLOG / Sep 22, 2014

Summer 2014 Update

As we move into Fall, it sure has been a crazy Summer! I was incredibly fortunate to work on a lot of big projects this summer. In fact, driving through my neighborhood, there are 2 giant billboards for films I orchestrated. 

I am most excited about "The Book of Life," produced by Guillermo del Toro. This is my first major film as lead orchestrator. It was an extreme pleasure working with Academy Award winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla. Leading the charge was score arranger, Tim Davies. He did a fantastic job with Gustavo's original music. This film comes out for Halloween, and I personally can't wait to see the finished product. If you can't tell by the poster above, this is an amazing looking movie.

I had mentioned "A Walk Among the Tombstones" in an earlier post. It is finally hitting theaters, starring Liam Neeson. This was a particularaly fun gig because the composer, Carlos Rafael Rivera, is on faculty at the Univ. of Miami, my alma mater. He composed a fantastic score for this film, and I look forward to seeing his future work. Tim Davies and I split the orchestration work on this film, and he did a great job as always.

This year was the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons. Hard to believe! In celebration, an enormous concert was put together at the Hollywood Bowl. Along with Tim Davies, I was tasked with adapting and re-orchestrating the original music for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Most of it came from the original series, by Alf Clauson. There were also featured scenes from the Simpsons Movie, by Hans Zimmer. Jim Dooley did a great job with new arrangements and coordinating all the last minute changes. It was a real honor being involved on this gig. I've been watching The Simpsons from day one on the Tracy Ullman Show. I watched it non-stop throughout college in the dorms. Alf Clauson invited me to one of my first sessions when I moved to LA eight years ago. It was a real honor being included to help pull this show off.

Lastly, I just started work on the new season of Revenge, on ABC. Tim Davies and I will be doing the orchestrations for composer Fil Eisler (also known as iZLER). Make sure you listen for Amy Tatum's bass flute solos! Great stuff all around on this score.

Besides the above gigs, I also orchestrated the trailer for Into the Woods, helped put together the music for Elvis Costello's Hollywood Bowl concert, did some minor work on Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and even played trombone a couple of times! So far, 2014 has been a terrific year. Looking forward to whatever the future may bring.

 


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Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator, Jeremy Levy has worked in nearly every medium in Los Angeles.  As an orchestrator, he adds his musical touch to scores in film, television, and video games. Recent projects include Minions, Revenge, Empire, The Book of Life, Batman: Arkham Knight, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Smurfs 2, Jack Reacher, Tower Heist, The Event, No Ordinary Family, Battlestar Gallactica, Infamous 2, and God of War 3. He has also provided arranging and music preparation services on everything from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, to American Idol.

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" is being released on Origin/OA2 records. In 2010, he won the Airmen of Note's Sammy Nestico Award for arranging.

For a full list of his projects, please refer to his IMDB page.

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Film & Television
  • The Event Sample #1

    Short audio clip from the NBC series, The Event. Composed by Scott Starrett, orchestrated by Jeremy Levy.

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  • The Event Sample #2

    Short audio clip from the NBC series, The Event. Composed by Scott Starrett, orchestrated by Jeremy Levy.

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  • The Event Sample #3

    Short audio clip from the NBC series, The Event. Composed by Scott Starrett, orchestrated by Jeremy Levy.

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Orchestral
  • The Christmas Song

    This is an arrangement I put together for the holidays. Enjoy!

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  • March to the Pass Demo

    This piece is for brass quartet with added percussion. Created with Cinebrass Pro.

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  • Walk Away

    This is a melancholy piece written for double string quartet.

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  • In Transit 2006 Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

    This piece combines orchestral, big band, and Latin rhythms into an exciting package. Scored for full orchestra plus big band.

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Jazz
  • Superbone Meets the Bud Man

    From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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  • Slings and Arrows

    From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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  • From There to Here Budman/Levy Orchestra

    From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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  • Zona Mona Comp. Fleck/Coffin - Arr. Levy

    From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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  • O’ Christmas Tree

    A fun arrangement of the Christmas favorite.

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Yo La Tango

This is a fun little piece sort of in the style of a tango.

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Ascension

This is a new track featuring a nice piano melody, building to a big orchestral finish. I added a big drum kit part at the final climax.

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Crossing The Elysian Fields

This moody track is a mix of synths and orchestra.

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To the Ends of the Earth

This piece features a slow build up to a big action type cue. There is a nice coda at the end where the music looks back on itself.

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Night in Kashmir

This is a track inspired by Led Zeppelin and just a hint of spy movies.

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The Christmas Song

Christmas Song by Jeremy Levy

This is an arrangement I put together for the holidays. Enjoy!

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Battle of the Bots

This is a demo I put together in a film trailer/action setting. Think Muse meets Inception.

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Falling Skies - Today We Fight

I wrote this piece for the TV show Falling Skies' website, "Today We Fight."

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Superbone Meets the Bud Man

Superbone Meets the Bud Man by Jeremy Levy

From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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Slings and Arrows

Slings and Arrows by Jeremy Levy

From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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From There to Here

Budman/Levy Orchestra

From There to Here by Jeremy Levy

From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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Zona Mona

Comp. Fleck/Coffin - Arr. Levy

Zona Mona by Jeremy Levy

From the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here." Available on Origin/OA2 Records.

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March to the Pass

Demo

March to the Pass by Jeremy Levy

This piece is for brass quartet with added percussion. Created with Cinebrass Pro.

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The Event

Sample #1

The Event ex.1 by Jeremy Levy

Short audio clip from the NBC series, The Event. Composed by Scott Starrett, orchestrated by Jeremy Levy.

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The Event

Sample #2

The Event ex.2 by Jeremy Levy

Short audio clip from the NBC series, The Event. Composed by Scott Starrett, orchestrated by Jeremy Levy.

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The Event

Sample #3

The Event ex.3 by Jeremy Levy

Short audio clip from the NBC series, The Event. Composed by Scott Starrett, orchestrated by Jeremy Levy.

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Walk Away

Walk Away by Jeremy Levy

This is a melancholy piece written for double string quartet.

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In Transit

2006 Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

In Transit by Jeremy Levy

This piece combines orchestral, big band, and Latin rhythms into an exciting package. Scored for full orchestra plus big band.

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O’ Christmas Tree

O' Christmas Tree by Jeremy Levy

A fun arrangement of the Christmas favorite.

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Wayne Shorter
Joss Stone
Queen Latifah
Jamie Cullem
Susan Tedeschi
Christophe Beck
Jim Dooley
Marco Beltrami
Blake Neely
Paul Haslinger
Bear McCreary
Cris Velasco
Gerard Marino
Ron Fish
Christopher Lennertz
Veigar Margeirsson
Gordy Haab
Kyle Newmaster
Scott Starret
Chad Seiter
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Scott Healy
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Rudy La Scala

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