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Name  David Campbell
Instruments  Viola, violin, piano
Role  Composer
Years active  1971–present
Parents  D. Warren Campbell
Website  davidmusic.com

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Born  February 7, 1948 (age 67) Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1948-02-07)
Occupation(s)  Arranger, composer, conductor
Spouse  Raven Kane (m. 1987), Bibbe Hansen (m. 1969–1985)
Children  Beck, Alyssa Suede, Channing Hansen
Grandchildren  Cosimo Henri Hansen, Tuesday Hansen
Genres  Rock music, Pop music, Country, Alternative rock
Similar People  Bibbe Hansen, Russ Kunkel, Kenny Edwards, Peter Asher, Waddy Wachtel

Birth name  David Richard Campbell

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David Richard Campbell (born February 7, 1948) is an arranger, composer and conductor. He has worked on over 450 gold and platinum albums including 21 (Adele), Futuresex/Lovesounds (Justin Timberlake), The 2nd Law (Muse), Invincible (Michael Jackson), Spirit (Leona Lewis), Aaliyah (Aaliyah), Fallen and The Open Door (Evanescence), Meteora (Linkin Park), B'Day (Beyoncé), Bangerz (Miley Cyrus), The Astonishing (Dream Theater), and various albums by his son Beck.

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Career

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Campbell was born in Toronto, Ontario. His father, D. Warren Campbell, was from Winnipeg, Manitoba, but was attending seminary in Toronto in order to become a Presbyterian minister. Campbell subsequently was assigned to a church in Pittsburgh, taking his family with him, before settling in Seattle when Campbell was 10. Campbell took up the violin at age 9. At age 12, he began venturing into orchestration, studying the works of Bartók, Schoenberg and Stravinsky.

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In the late 1960s, after studying at Manhattan School of Music, Campbell moved from New York to Los Angeles and began studying pop music. He studied the music of The Beatles, Leonard Cohen and The Rolling Stones, and he played bluegrass music for crowds in line for movies in Westwood Village.

At age 23, Campbell played on his first major album, Tapestry, by Carole King. This led to his first arranger role, for King's Rhymes and Reasons album. Campbell also played viola on recording sessions such as Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" and Bill Withers' "Lean on Me". Since then, he has gone on to arrange songs for such artists as Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Paul McCartney, Green Day, Avril Lavigne, Radiohead, Leona Lewis, Juanes, Dixie Chicks, Adele, Ricky Martin, Neil Diamond and Sheryl Crow.

As a composer, David has written music for many films including Joy, Paper Tigers and Colombia: magia salvaje. He has also arranged and orchestrated music for over 80 films including Annie (2014), Foxcatcher (2014), August: Osage County (2013), Rock of Ages (2012), Dreamgirls (2007), North Country (2005) and Brokeback Mountain (2005). In 2010 he worked with Nigel Godrich on the score for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

In recent years, he has conducted at the Hollywood Bowl for Faith Hill, Death Cab for Cutie, Ray LaMontagne, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson and The xx. He collaborated with Muse for the performance of "Survival", the official song of the London Olympics. He also collaborated with Beck for the Lincoln Motor Company ad campaign, "Hello, Again", which featured a live performance of Beck's "Sound and Vision" cover and included 167 live musicians playing simultaneously. In February 2009 Campbell arranged Radiohead's "15 Step" for the band's collaboration with the USC Marching Band at the 2009 Grammy Awards. He conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as arranged and orchestrated the music for Beck's Song Reader concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which featured many performers, including Childish Gambino, Juanes, Anne Hathaway, John C. Reilly, Jack Black and Jarvis Cocker. He arranged and orchestrated for the Seattle Symphony and Pickwick's Sonic Evolution show on June 6, 2014.

In 2003, Campbell served as conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra during their one-night performance with Kiss, which was released on the album Kiss Symphony: Alive IV. During the concert, Campbell and the members of the orchestra wore the iconic Kiss makeup along with the members of the band.

He created song arrangements, dance arrangements, underscoring and orchestrations for the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.

Personal life

Campbell has two sons and one daughter: musician Beck Hansen, artist Channing Hansen, and musician Alyssa Suede.

He is married to theatrical composer Pauline Frechette (aka Raven Kane).

His father was a Presbyterian minister but Campbell himself has been a Scientologist for over 45 years.

In 2012, he donated to Ron Paul's campaign in the United States Presidential election.

Filmography

Partial list of films that David Campbell's work contributed to.

List of album arrangements

sources:

2017
  • Roger Waters − Is This the Life We Really Want? (strings)
  • 2016
  • Garth Brooks − Gunslinger (album) (strings)
  • 2015
    2014
    2013
  • David Bisbal − Tú y Yo (David Bisbal album) (strings)
  • 2012
    2011
    2010
    2009
    2008
  • Angel Dean - Angel, She (strings)
  • 2007
    2006
    2005
    2004
    2003
    2002
    2001
    2000
    1999
    1998
    1997
    1996
    1995
    1994
    1993
    1992
    1991
    1989
    1987
    1986
    1981
    1979
    1978
    1977
    1976
    1975
    1974
    1973
    1972

    References

    David Campbell (composer) Wikipedia


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