Composer Details
David C. Williams

Country of origin
United States 

Web site 

David Williams is a classically trained film composer and conductor as well as a master in jazz composition and arranging. Born in Macomb, Illinois; raised in St. Louis, Missouri, David graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with studies in composition, orchestration and performance on classical guitar. He earned his post-graduate degree from North Texas University mastering in Jazz composition and arranging. David was awarded a private study fellowship through Julliard which provided the opportunity to study with Oscar winning composer, John Corigliano. He is a member of ASCAP, SCL and AFM- Local 47 in Los Angeles.

David's love of Jazz; performing, living and breathing his craft as a working musician in various ensembles supported him in his college years. Although an accomplished pianist and guitarist, his strength lies in composing, and he flexed those muscles on short films, documentaries, and commercials early in his career.

David's themes are sweeping and melodic and his sensitivity to a film's unique needs and the director's vision is always present. His music becomes as vital to telling the story as the characters. Some of David's score works include the MGM feature film "Supernova" working with Francis Ford Coppola, Miramax's "Phantoms" and the cult favorites, "The Prophecy" and its subsequent sequels. On the television front, he has scored some of the mediums most sophisticated work: A & E's "Benedict Arnold" and "A Glimpse of Hell" both directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Mikael Salomon, and "LA Law: The Movie." David's current work includes "Manticore" for the Sci Fi Channel; ABC Family/Disney mini-series "Fallen" and the independent feature "Planet Ibsen". David recently released a solo piano album titled "opal" which he wrote, performed and produced. Current projects include a solo guitar album to be released in late 2006 and a Jazz and a Symphonic release in 2007.  

View the filmo/discography of David C. Williams.