Bio

Daniel Hamuy, music director and founder of Keysound Productions, is an award-winning composer, orchestrator and music producer that has composed and arranged music for films, documentaries, TV and many acclaimed recording artists.  Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he has been residing in Los Angeles for 24 years, working with major studios in the entertainment industry.

Throughout his career, Daniel has worked with some of the best orchestras and collaborated with legendary film composers such as David Newman, David Hirschfelder and Steve Bramson on blockbuster films such as The Flinstones 2, Nutty Professor 2, Jingle All The Way and The Waterboy among others. Recently, he scored John Leguizamo’s documentary Tales From a Ghetto Klown for PBS, winner of the Estela award.

As a music producer, Daniel worked on multi-award winning film Under the Same Moon (a.k.a La Misma Luna), The Ramen Girl, America and The Five People you Meet in Heaven (John Voight and Ellen Burstyn).

Daniel orchestrated, arranged and worked with the finest Hollywood orchestras as well as many other orchestras and musicians around the world, including Prague, Sofia, Hungary, Munich, Argentina and Puerto Rico. Among the many films he orchestrated are The Five People you Meet in Heaven, The Waterboy, In Enemy Hands, Big Mommas, Out to Sea, JAG (TV series) and Anastasia, for which he was nominated for best orchestration for the Fennecus award.

You can hear Daniel’s songwriting in the song “No Hay Imposibles”, released on the CD of famous Latin artist CHAYANNE, which was named after Daniel’s song, later becoming platinum record and #1 US billboard top Latin album. Other songwriting credits include, the main song for the film Behind Enemy Lines 3: Colombia and songs for the new Argentinian tenor CD, Eduardo Bosio. Besides songwriting, he arranged and orchestrated for renowned recording artists all over the world, such as Rickie Lee jones, Rachelle Ferrell, Michael Kleitman, Chayanne, Facundo Monti (Argentina), Eduardo Bosio (Argentina), Marco Missinato (Italy), Maria Sorte (Mexico) and Latin American Duos (Germany) among others.

In addition, he arranged and orchestrated for live performances. He orchestrated George Duke’s Dark Wood Bass Concerto for Christian McBride, world premiere in Los Angeles commissioned by the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. Daniel also arranged for Victor Mendoza Big Band, Brian Lewis Big Band and is a composer and arranger in residence for Psych big band in Los Angeles. His arrangements of Piazzolla songs has been performed and recorded by recording artist such as Stephen Pollock, Paul Broadie, Lose Pipes sax quartet and Ken Radnosky sax quartet.

After he moved from Boston to Los Angeles, his passion for computers and technology lead him to co-develop Powerkeys, a 400-shortcut keyboard template for Logic Pro, that helps to be more productive by working faster and easier. Quickly, Powerkeys became the choice of top VIP composers.  He consulted and installed Powerkeys at composers such as Mark Isham, Bill Ross, David Newman, George Duke, Van Halen, Herbie Hancock, Michel Colombier, Peter Erskine, John Farrar, Joel Goldsmith, David Campbell and Lee Ritenour among many others. His deep knowledge of Logic and score, later led him to collaborate with many of them.

While residing in Boston, Daniel was the leader, composer and arranger of The Eclectic Band, an 18 piece big band with whom he performed at the Berklee Performance Center and won the IAJE first prize in composition.

Daniel is also a mentor and lecturer for NALIP (National Association of Latin Independent Producers) for over 9 years for the Latino Producers Academy and Latino Lens Programs, presenting young directors and producers a detailed introduction to film music including psychology of film music, timeline of the film music process, synchronization rights, publishing and music budgets.

While studying at Berklee College he was commissioned by Herb Pomeroy to write a 10-minute piece for the Herb Pomeroy Concert Jazz Orchestra.

Mission

My mission is to add the right emotional elements to picture (or song), providing music and sound that will effectively serve the project’s storyline. I want to conquer the senses with innovative ideas and distinctive artistry, working with clients to develop a distinctive sound, uniquely suited for each individual project.

I am a team player that will go the extra step to support both directors and producers. I’ll consistently strive to expand and excel upon the expectations of clients. It’s about adding feelings to picture and understand how music and sound should serve the story. It’s about being a partner in the creative process while delivering a world class product on time, on budget and on target.

 

Musical Studies

1979-82  Private Piano lessons with Emilio Kauderer.

1983-87 Conservatory Manuel de Falla in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Piano major. Continue composition and harmony studies at the National University of La Plata for 2 years. Private lessons in classical composition, counterpoint and harmony with Luis Maria Coralini.

1988-92 Berklee College of Music. Graduated Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts, with a dual Major in Film Scoring and Jazz Composition. He was the recipient of the prestigious Quincy Jones Award for best achievement in composition and arranging. He also received the Stanley Johnson Award for Academic Achievement in Music. He took advanced composition and arranging techniques (line writing) with Herb Pomeroy and Bob Freedman, jazz composition with Greg Hopkins and Bob Pilkinton and improvisation with Hal Crook and Ed Tomassi. While at Berklee, he did a lot of extra curricular activities, composing and arranging for the best ensembles: The Concert Jazz Orchestra (directed by Herb Pomeroy), Rainbow Band (Phil Wilson), Brian Lewis big band, Wayne Naus Big Band and Jackson Schultz ensemble.

1995-97  Private lesson in orchestration with Jack Smalley. The Art of Orchestration seminar with Steven Scott Smalley

2011      Selected for the BMI Conductor fellowship workshop with conductor Lucas Richman.

2005-15 Master Classes with Jorge Calandrelli, William Ross, Bill Hollman, George Clinton and Bob Mintzer,

TitleyearComposeOther WorkStudioDirectorFeaturing
Tales From a Ghetto Klown2013Original ScoreDiamante Pictures-PBSBen De JesusJohn Leguizamo
The Essence of the Spirit 2013Original ScoreNina JulianoFather Balducelli
We Women Warriors2012Original ScoreTodos Los PueblosNicole Karsin
America (2011)2011Original ScoreOrchestrationIsla FilmsSoniq FritzYancey Arias, Tony Plana, Ed J. Olmos
Behind Enemy Lines 3: Colombia2009Additional Music-SongFoxTim MathesonJoe Manganiello, Yancey Arias, S. Bauer
True Vinyl2004Additional MusicMistral PicturesScott FalconerEric Szmanda, Bree Turner
5 People You Meet in Heaven2004Additional MusicOrchestrationHallmark-ABCLLoyd Kramer John Voigt, Hellen Burstin
Flinstones 2: Viva Rock Vegas2000Additional MusicOrchestrationUniversalBryant Levant Mark Addy, Kristen Johnston
The Waterboy1998Additional MusicOrchestrationTouchstone Pict.Frank CoraciAdam Sandles, Kathy Bates
TitleyearOther WorkComposerStudioDirectorFeaturingAwards
Tales From a Ghetto Klown2013Daniel HamuyDiamante PicturesBen DeJesus
A Christmas Story2012David NewmanWarner PremiereBrian Levant
America2011Daniel HamuyIsla FilmsSonia Fritz
Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son2011David NewmanNew Regency PicturesJohn Whitsell
The Ramen Girl2008Midi ProgrammingCarlo SiliottoMedia 8 EntertainmentRobert Ackerman
Under the Same Moon2007Midi ProgrammingCarlo SiliottoFoxPatricia Riggen
14 Hours2005Joseph ConlanCosmic EntertainmentGregg Champion
Lil' Pimp2005Jorge CoranteSony Pictures StudiosMark Brooks
The 5 People you Meet in Heaven2004David HirschfelderHallmarkLloyd Kramer
In Enemy Hands2004Steven BramsonArtisan EntertainmentTony Giglio
Finding Home2003Joseph ConlanClear Star PicturesLawrence Foldes
Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off2003David KitayDisney ChannelPaul Hoen
Evolution2001Midi ProgrammingJohn PowellColumbia PicturesIvan Reitman
The Miracle Worker2000William GoldsteinWalt Disney TVNadia Tass
Duets2000David NewmanHollywood PicturesBruce Paltrow
Nutty Profesor 2: The Klumps2000David NewmanUniversalPeter Segal
Flinstones 2: Viva Rock Vegas2000David NewmanUniversalBrian Levant
Catching The Stars2000Henning LohnerTeamworxNicolai Karo
Brokedown Palace1999David NewmanFoxJonathan Kaplan
The Waterboy1998Midi ProgrammingAlan PasquaTouchstoneFrank Coraci
Anastasia1997David NewmanFoxGary Goldman
Out To Sea1997David NewmanFoxMartha Coolidge
Deadly Voyage1996Music prepJohn Scott
Jingle All the Way 1996David NewmanFoxBrian Levant
JAG1995Steven BramsonNBC-Paramount
MatildaMidi ProgrammingDavid Newmanw
TitleyearComposeStudio-ProdDirectorFeaturingAwards
One Halloween2016Original ScoreHero Media GroupRebecca Murga
A New Yorker at Paris2016Original ScoreIleana D. VasquezIleana D. VasquezCarlos Leal, Olga Sukhorukova
The Eye of Genie Strauss2011Original ScoreStebner StudiosGustavo StebnerDove Meir
Xtraction2011Original ScoreSunCast EntertainmentMarco Santiago Jr.Kurt Caceres, Kathrina RyanNominated Action on Film International Film Festival
Hubble 21st2011Original ScoreNina JulianoNina Juliano
Fallen Heroe2010Original ScoreVolare FilmsMarco Santiago Jr.Kurt Caceres, Jennifer Behrens
La Venganza de la Vampira2008Original ScoreDiamante PicturesGustavo Stebner
Emmett Demmus2008Original ScoreThe Enigma FactoryAlex FerrariLarry Hankin, Jill-Michele MeleanBest Short and Best Director Palm Int'l Film Festival
Uncompressed2003Original ScoreSubstanzMargi SpzerlingCannes Festival SelectionWinner 1st prize Portugal film festival
Swangan1994Original ScoreSwanganJavier SzermanWinner of the Telly awardWinner of Philadelphia int’l film festival
Cookie1996Sound Ediitng-MixingFransisco Ordoñez
TitleDescriptionClientYearJobAwards 
Time Warner CableRoad to The World CupLa Comunidad Agency2014Original music
Time Warner Cable2014 Soccer Worldcup online campaignLa Comunidad Agency2013Original music
CoritslimOnline AdCortislim2011Original music
FibertelCommercialFibertel2010Music Production-Vocals
FibertelCommercialFibertel2010Music Production-Vocals
Hernan Hilu at Ted TalkTed Talk2008Original music
City LifeVideo Game2008Additional Music
The Stebner ShowInternet variety ShowStebner Studios2007Original music
Madrid's Metro Museum multi screen Exhibit2007Original music
Swart AdOnline ID LogoSwart Ad2006Original music
Kia SedonaCommercialAl Punto Agency2005Original music
Boeing-OneInteractive DocumentarySubstanz2002Original music
UncompressedInteractive FilmSubstanz2001Original musicWinner 1 st prize Portugal film festival and Philadelphia int’l film festival
PGACommercialHUM 1998Orchestration
ArtistaAlbum TitleYearWork
Eduardo BosioLyric and Pop2016Composer, Arranger, Conductor
Latin Duos2015Arranger
Marco MissinatoUnfolding Secrets2014Orchestration
Rachelle FerrellI forgive You2013Orchestration
George Duke - Lee RitenourLooking Forward-Looking Back2013Orchestration
ChayanneNo Hay Imposibles2010Songwriter, Arranger, Conductor
Stephen PollockSo Near So Far2005Arranger
Michael KleitmanLa Perfetta Idea2004Orchestration
Rickie Lee JonesThe Evening of My Best Day2003Arranger - Conductor
Don Grusin, Luis Enrique, Tocando Tierra1999Orchestration
Facundo MontiFacundo Monti1999Arranger
Crystal LewisHoliday199Orchestration - Music Prep
Maria SorteVuelve Otra Vez1998Arranger
Daniel Hamuy Daniel Hamuy and The Eclectic Band1992Composer, Arranger,Producer, Conductor
PERSONAL

No Hay Imposibles: Chayanne CD – Platinum CD in USA, Mexico and Argentina. #1 US billboard top Latin album.

Anastasia: Nominated for the Fennecus Award in best orchestration category.

Always Rushing: Original Big Band song First Prize Winner of 1991 IAJE Massachusetts Jazz composition contest.

Quincy Jones Award: Receipient of the prestigious Quincy Jones Award for achievement in composition and arranging.

BMI Fellowship: Selected for the BMI conductor fellowship workshop with conductor Lucas Richman.

Stanley Johnson Award, for Academic Achievement in Music, Berklee College of music.

PROJECTS

Tales from a Ghetto Klown: Winner of the Estela award.

Under the Same Moon: Imagen awards: Winner of 7 Imagen awards. Winner of Alma awards: Outstanding Spanish Language Motion Picture Image awards. Nominated for Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture

America: Winner of best director (Women in film).

Anastasia: 10 wins and 23 nominations, including Academy Awards, Golden Globe and Broadcast Film Critics Awards. Awards.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven: 9 nominations, including Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Directors Guild. Awards

The Waterboy: 6 wins and 6 nominations, including BMI film award, MTV and Blockbuster Entertainment Award. Awards.

Nutty Professor 2: 2 wins and 12 nominations. Awards

Jingle All the Way: 2 wins and 3 nominations. Awards

The Miracle Worker: Family Television Awards, winner of best film/miniseries and two nominations.

Uncompressed: Interactive film. Winner first prize Portugal film festival. ID magazine award. Cannes festival selection

The Outlaw, Emmett Deemus: Winner of best comedy and best director at Melbourne int’l film festival, FL. Winner of Best short and best director at Palm Beach int’l film festival, FL.

Swangan: Short film winner of the Telly award and Philadelphia international film festival.

ORIGINAL MUSIC

I compose original music in a broad range of musical styles for film, TV and all types of media. From orchestral scores to world-ethnic, Jazz and Latin. I work with clients to develop a distinctive sound, uniquely suited for each individual project, creating anything from unforgettable orchestral themes, to simple emotional guitar melodies, to scary and mysterious sound textures. I like to experiment with diverse styles, rhythms and sound textures, combining all the different influences (Latin, world, middle eastern, orchestral and jazz) that I experienced throughout my life.

Ultimately, the music is about serving the producer’s/director’s vision and the creative intent of the project. I strive to develop a strong involvement with the production team in order to assure the finest results regardless the budget.

MUSIC PRODUCTION

From film scores to records, Keysound Productions provides a full range of music production and coordination services that can adapt to all types of budgets. We provide orchestra bookings, studio bookings, musicians, music prep and copying. We always like to maximize the budget resources, working creatively and as efficient as possible, to produce the best possible results within the time and given budget.

We are bilingual and serve both the English and Hispanic markets.

DIGITAL COLLABORATION

Today’s technology allows us to collaborate with clients all over the world through video conferencing. Previously, I have composed and recorded projects for Spain, Puerto Rico and Argentina. This worldwide collaboration allowed me to find the best prices to accommodate all types of budgets. In addition, I have recorded full orchestras, ensembles and musicians remotely from Los Angeles. The film Under the Same Moon was recorded with the Prague symphonic orchestra remotely from Los Angeles. The Spanish guitar and accordion were recorded remotely in Argentina. For the film The Five people you Meet in Heaven, the Dixieland song was composed in Los Angeles and remotely produced entirely in Argentina.

ORCHESTRATION

From full symphonic orchestra to big bands, from a simple string or brass arrangement to a groovy rhythm section, I can orchestrate and arrange your score for any project size and style.

AUDIO POST

Keysound Productions is equipped with the latest technology. We provide music editing, sound editing, voice overs and audio cleaning.