For years, Tim Simonec has been one of the busiest orchestrators in Hollywood. He has orchestrated and conducted over 80 feature films and 25 television series. He has also composed the music for the feature films A Rumor of Angels and additional music for Suicide Kings and Anne Frank: The Whole Story, which won an Emmy for best mini-series. He recently composed big band competition music for the film, Whiplash, one of the most critically acclaimed independent films of 2014 and a multi Oscar winner.
He began working as orchestrator/conductor for Graeme Revell in 1991. Some of their films together are Pineapple Express, Daredevil, The Negotiator, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle. In 1996, he began working with composer Chris Tyng. Their projects together included Kazaam, The Associate, and the TV series Futurama. Since 1997, Tim has been working with Michael Giacchino as his conductor and orchestrator/arranger. Over the years their projects have included video games such as Medal of Honor, Call of Duty; TV series, Alias, LOST, Fringe; and films, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, The Family Stone, Mission Impossible 3, Star Trek, UP , Super 8, Cars 2, MI4:Ghost Protocol, Star Trek: Into Darkness and most recently Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
For his arrangement of the end-titles of UP, Tim was nominated for a Grammy.