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/ Oct 28, 2016

From There to Here - Score Reductions

My friend Tim Davies has been making excellent YouTube videos, where he makes a score reduction, ala "Inside the Score." It's such a great idea, I thought I would make some of my own. Here are two tracks off of my big band's debut album, "From There to Here." Hope you enjoy an inside look at how this music is put together.

 

 


/ Sep 30, 2016

Rings

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.


/ Sep 30, 2016

Trolls

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!


/ Sep 30, 2016

Empire & CHiPS

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!


/ Sep 30, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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.


/ Sep 30, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers

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!


/ 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.


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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.

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

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  • Budman/Levy Orchestra

    Excerpts from the Budman/Levy Orchestra's debut album, "From There to Here" released on OA2 records.


  • Library Music

    This is a collection of varied tracks I have composed for music production libraries.


  • Trolls

    Music by Christophe Beck
    Orchestrated by Jeremy Levy


  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

    Music by Matthew Margeson
    Orchestrated by Jeremy Levy


  • The Peanuts Movie

    Music by Christophe Beck
    Orchestrated by Jeremy Levy


  • Ant-Man

    Music by Christophe Beck
    Orchestrated by Jeremy Levy


  • Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

    Music by Matthew Margeson
    Orchestrated by Jeremy Levy


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