I am a composer, producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, mixing engineer, and owner operator of Art Davis Studios living in the Texas Hill Country just outside of Austin. While my music is rooted in Modern Classical Composition, it is the incorporation of elements from Folk and Jazz traditions that gives my sound unique and broad appeal. Fans describe me as Andrew York meets Phillip Glass meets Ralph Towner meets Bill Frisell.
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.
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Art Davis Studios Blog – Before You Hit Record is full of articles and links to video content covering many topics related to Learning to Play, Write, and Record Your Music in Your Home Studio. These topics will include tutorials on music composition, theory, songwriting, lyric writing, arranging, recording, home studio setup, featured reviews of musicians and artists that I find interesting, and links to many resources for all things music related.
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, 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. I continued with post graduate studies in composition focusing on digital synthesis and taught the Graduate Seminar in Computer Music.
I have been involved with many theatrical productions. I have composed music for dance and theatre, writing five 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 Tongue and Groove Theatre, and The Token Mime Theatre.
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