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I am a composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist, mixing engineer, and owner operator of Art Davis Studios. I live in the Texas Hill Country just outside of Austin. While my music is rooted in Jazz it is the incorporation of elements of and instruments from Modern Classical Music, Electronica, and Folk Traditions that gives my music a unique appeal.

After the release of the EP Simmer Dim Waltz on March 27th, and a new single, Hickory Dreams featuring a cello choir played by Clay Ruede in July, I just finished a project producing and arranging the standard Me And My Shadow for Ellen Crouse’s play, Thrive. It will run in October at The Hip Pocket Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas.

I have an extensive history of affiliations with theatrical and dance organizations dating back to the mid-1970’s.

I have composed many compositions for dance and theatre, writing six plays incorporating my music in creative ways blending music, spoken word, dance, pantomime, and projected images. My works have been produced by The Hip Pocket Theatre, Stage West, The Bricolage Ensemble, Tongue and Groove Theatre, and The Token Mime Theatre.

For a list of some of the productions I have been involved in click HERE.

I come from a long lineage of musicians and composers. My grandfather was a composer of concert band and orchestral music. I began playing trumpet professionally at the age of 16 in my father’s Jazz Big Band, The Art Davis Orchestra. In many ways my current music projects are a continuation of that lineage. While studying Music Composition at NTSU my love of classical composition, electronic music, folk, jazz, and ethnic music was a natural response to the vibrant music scene at the music school. I hold a Bachelor of Music in Composition from NTSU with a focus on analog synthesis working extensively in the Electronic Music Studios. At that time NTSU had one of the largest electronic music studios in the United States consisting of a very large installation of custom made Moog modular analog synthesis components. I continued with post graduate studies in composition focusing on digital synthesis working with the New England Digital Synclavier. I taught the Graduate Seminar in Computer Music.

Art Davis Studios Blog – Before You Hit Record is full of articles and links to video content covering many topics related to How To Make Music In Your Home Studio – Before You Hit Record. These topics include tutorials on music composition, theory, songwriting, lyric writing, arranging, recording, and featured reviews of musicians and artists that I find interesting.

Art Davis Studios offers professional Mixing and Mastering services. An excellent creative professional mix and/or master of your recording is what moves your music from simply good to absolutely amazing.

Let me help you take your recorded music to the next level.

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