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.
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.
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,
|Tales From a Ghetto Klown||2013||Original Score||Diamante Pictures-PBS||Ben De Jesus||John Leguizamo|
|The Essence of the Spirit||2013||Original Score||Nina Juliano||Father Balducelli|
|We Women Warriors||2012||Original Score||Todos Los Pueblos||Nicole Karsin|
|America (2011)||2011||Original Score||Orchestration||Isla Films||Soniq Fritz||Yancey Arias, Tony Plana, Ed J. Olmos|
|Behind Enemy Lines 3: Colombia||2009||Additional Music-Song||Fox||Tim Matheson||Joe Manganiello, Yancey Arias, S. Bauer|
|True Vinyl||2004||Additional Music||Mistral Pictures||Scott Falconer||Eric Szmanda, Bree Turner|
|5 People You Meet in Heaven||2004||Additional Music||Orchestration||Hallmark-ABC||LLoyd Kramer||John Voigt, Hellen Burstin|
|Flinstones 2: Viva Rock Vegas||2000||Additional Music||Orchestration||Universal||Bryant Levant||Mark Addy, Kristen Johnston|
|The Waterboy||1998||Additional Music||Orchestration||Touchstone Pict.||Frank Coraci||Adam Sandles, Kathy Bates|
|Tales From a Ghetto Klown||2013||Daniel Hamuy||Diamante Pictures||Ben DeJesus|
|A Christmas Story||2012||David Newman||Warner Premiere||Brian Levant|
|America||2011||Daniel Hamuy||Isla Films||Sonia Fritz|
|Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son||2011||David Newman||New Regency Pictures||John Whitsell|
|The Ramen Girl||2008||Midi Programming||Carlo Siliotto||Media 8 Entertainment||Robert Ackerman|
|Under the Same Moon||2007||Midi Programming||Carlo Siliotto||Fox||Patricia Riggen|
|14 Hours||2005||Joseph Conlan||Cosmic Entertainment||Gregg Champion|
|Lil' Pimp||2005||Jorge Corante||Sony Pictures Studios||Mark Brooks|
|The 5 People you Meet in Heaven||2004||David Hirschfelder||Hallmark||Lloyd Kramer|
|In Enemy Hands||2004||Steven Bramson||Artisan Entertainment||Tony Giglio|
|Finding Home||2003||Joseph Conlan||Clear Star Pictures||Lawrence Foldes|
|Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off||2003||David Kitay||Disney Channel||Paul Hoen|
|Evolution||2001||Midi Programming||John Powell||Columbia Pictures||Ivan Reitman|
|The Miracle Worker||2000||William Goldstein||Walt Disney TV||Nadia Tass|
|Duets||2000||David Newman||Hollywood Pictures||Bruce Paltrow|
|Nutty Profesor 2: The Klumps||2000||David Newman||Universal||Peter Segal|
|Flinstones 2: Viva Rock Vegas||2000||David Newman||Universal||Brian Levant|
|Catching The Stars||2000||Henning Lohner||Teamworx||Nicolai Karo|
|Brokedown Palace||1999||David Newman||Fox||Jonathan Kaplan|
|The Waterboy||1998||Midi Programming||Alan Pasqua||Touchstone||Frank Coraci|
|Anastasia||1997||David Newman||Fox||Gary Goldman|
|Out To Sea||1997||David Newman||Fox||Martha Coolidge|
|Deadly Voyage||1996||Music prep||John Scott|
|Jingle All the Way||1996||David Newman||Fox||Brian Levant|
|Matilda||Midi Programming||David Newman||w|
|One Halloween||2016||Original Score||Hero Media Group||Rebecca Murga|
|A New Yorker at Paris||2016||Original Score||Ileana D. Vasquez||Ileana D. Vasquez||Carlos Leal, Olga Sukhorukova|
|The Eye of Genie Strauss||2011||Original Score||Stebner Studios||Gustavo Stebner||Dove Meir|
|Xtraction||2011||Original Score||SunCast Entertainment||Marco Santiago Jr.||Kurt Caceres, Kathrina Ryan||Nominated Action on Film International Film Festival|
|Hubble 21st||2011||Original Score||Nina Juliano||Nina Juliano|
|Fallen Heroe||2010||Original Score||Volare Films||Marco Santiago Jr.||Kurt Caceres, Jennifer Behrens|
|La Venganza de la Vampira||2008||Original Score||Diamante Pictures||Gustavo Stebner|
|Emmett Demmus||2008||Original Score||The Enigma Factory||Alex Ferrari||Larry Hankin, Jill-Michele Melean||Best Short and Best Director Palm Int'l Film Festival|
|Uncompressed||2003||Original Score||Substanz||Margi Spzerling||Cannes Festival Selection||Winner 1st prize Portugal film festival|
|Swangan||1994||Original Score||Swangan||Javier Szerman||Winner of the Telly award||Winner of Philadelphia int’l film festival|
|Cookie||1996||Sound Ediitng-Mixing||Fransisco Ordoñez|
|Time Warner Cable||Road to The World Cup||La Comunidad Agency||2014||Original music|
|Time Warner Cable||2014 Soccer Worldcup online campaign||La Comunidad Agency||2013||Original music|
|Coritslim||Online Ad||Cortislim||2011||Original music|
|Hernan Hilu at Ted Talk||Ted Talk||2008||Original music|
|City Life||Video Game||2008||Additional Music|
|The Stebner Show||Internet variety Show||Stebner Studios||2007||Original music|
|Madrid's Metro||Museum multi screen Exhibit||2007||Original music|
|Swart Ad||Online ID Logo||Swart Ad||2006||Original music|
|Kia Sedona||Commercial||Al Punto Agency||2005||Original music|
|Boeing-One||Interactive Documentary||Substanz||2002||Original music|
|Uncompressed||Interactive Film||Substanz||2001||Original music||Winner 1 st prize Portugal film festival and Philadelphia int’l film festival|
|Eduardo Bosio||Lyric and Pop||2016||Composer, Arranger, Conductor|
|Marco Missinato||Unfolding Secrets||2014||Orchestration|
|Rachelle Ferrell||I forgive You||2013||Orchestration|
|George Duke - Lee Ritenour||Looking Forward-Looking Back||2013||Orchestration|
|Chayanne||No Hay Imposibles||2010||Songwriter, Arranger, Conductor|
|Stephen Pollock||So Near So Far||2005||Arranger|
|Michael Kleitman||La Perfetta Idea||2004||Orchestration|
|Rickie Lee Jones||The Evening of My Best Day||2003||Arranger - Conductor|
|Don Grusin, Luis Enrique,||Tocando Tierra||1999||Orchestration|
|Facundo Monti||Facundo Monti||1999||Arranger|
|Crystal Lewis||Holiday||199||Orchestration - Music Prep|
|Maria Sorte||Vuelve Otra Vez||1998||Arranger|
|Daniel Hamuy||Daniel Hamuy and The Eclectic Band||1992||Composer, Arranger,Producer, Conductor|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keysound Productions is equipped with the latest technology. We provide music editing, sound editing, voice overs and audio cleaning.