Composer David Hamilton began studying piano at the age of four and has been performing and composing ever since. Classically trained, he began formal studies in composition and music theory with the late avant-garde composer William Karlins, electronic music composer Stephen Syverud, and with Grammy Award Winner Augusta Read Thomas at Northwestern University. Soon after he began collaborating with student filmmakers, David developed a passion for composing music for visual media and sought more specialized training. He went on to study film scoring with Deniz Hughes (orchestrator to Elliot Goldenthal, Interview with the Vampire, S.W.A.T.), Ira Newborn (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Naked Gun series), Sonny Kompanek (orchestrator to Carter Burwell, Twilight series), and music editing techniques with Timothy J. Starnes (Lord Of The Rings Trilogy) at NYU’s Scoring for Motion Pictures and Multimedia Master of Music program.
Since relocating to his LA studio, David composed the scores to many feature films, including 88 (coming soon) directed by April Mullen, Chasing Yesterday directed by Joe Pernice, Army of Frankensteins directed by Ryan Bellgardt, and he has contributed additional music for Al Pacino’s Wilde Salome and Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in New York. David’s music has been featured on Dateline NBC, Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, History Channel’s American Pickers, Discovery Channel’s Desert Car Kings, and VH1’s The T.O. Show. His advertising clients include Netflix, Microsoft, Americana Manhasset, American Greetings, United Health Care, Dallas Convention & Visitor’s Convention Bureau, Our Mobile Generation, The Art Institute, and United Health Care.