Tim Daoust is a New York City-based composer and voice over talent. Taking elements from his training in classical piano and composition and combining them with a passion for rock and electronic music, Tim creates music for a wide range of projects from film to contemporary dance.
His portfolio includes musical scores for independent films as well as contemporary dance and contemporary chamber music. His music has been heard on contemporary dance at Triskelion Arts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at the Metropolitan Room in New York City’s Flatiron District, The Waltz Astoria Cafe in Astoria, Queens, The National Black Theater in Harlem, Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO, Brooklyn, The Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA and in the short films “Sides of the Track,” an official selection at The Wildwood Film Festival, “The Feed,” an official selection at NYU’s First Run Festival, The NYLA International Film Festival, The LA Fear and Fantasy Film Festival, and The High Desert Shorts International Film Festival; “Sword in the Shadow” (currently in production), and “Peeper: A Sort of Love Story,” which was an official selection at the Hoboken International Film Festival. He has also created a theme and underscoring for the dramatic TV series, “The Life,” an official selection at Series Fest in Denver, CO.
Additionally, he has done voice over work for the Discovery Channel, Sandwich Video, HowAboutWe.com, Verizon Wireless, Blue Ant, MacMillan and Grand Central Publishing.
Some of what’s being said about Tim Daoust:
“Working with Tim was a very unique and rewarding experience. Ultimately the score in “The Feed” is probably what sets the tone and mood more than any other element in the film, yet, it wasn’t until I got to this stage in post-production that I really started to think about what the score would sound like. As we continued to work together, we would try refining and changing certain elements until we had something I never really anticipated for this film: a very cold, eerie, haunting, tragic score which really underlines the sick, sterile, isolating world in which the characters live.”
–Benjamin Berger, Writer/Director, “The Feed” (2012), Benjamin Berger Film and Video Production
“Tim has an incredible sense of devotion and professionalism that I have yet to find in any of the other score composers I’ve worked with. In my last short film “Sides of the Track”, he seamlessly wove together various instruments and elements ranging from Western style piano and guitar instrumentation to the Middle Eastern oud to create a truly uniquely engrossing sound. This wasn’t the first time I worked with Tim to help bring a story to beautiful life through his music, and it surely won’t be the last!”
–Mohammad Maaty, Writer/Director, “Sides of the Track” (2011), MunkyTown Productions
“After going through two composers on our last project, Tim stepped in on short notice and was able to seamlessly blend in his compositions with the other composers’ work while standing out with his own memorable melodies. That’s a very demanding task to ask of any composer yet he delivered…and delivered FAST! We were so impressed that we’ve already secured his exclusive services for our next project!”
George Perez – Writer/Executive Producer of “Peeper: A Sort of Love Story” (2010)
“As a graduate filmmaker at UNC Greensboro, I was fortunate enough to encounter Tim and his remarkable composing abilities. Without any picture or sound as a point of reference (only a mere conversation about ideas I had about my piece) he was able to come up with an original score for my film in a matter of days. I have received numerous compliments on how well the music accompanies and reinforces the images present on the screen. This symbiotic relation between rhythm and motion could not have been accomplished without Tim. He was great to work with and I hope to do so again in the future!”
J. Brandon Johnson, Director of “Solstice” (2007)
“Tim stepped in at NBC 17 after he no longer worked there and composed some of the best music I have heard in their productions!!!”
Andrea O’Donnel, NBC 17, Raleigh, NC
“Tim Daoust is very professional and dedicated musician. I hired him to score a short film I produced. While the project did not develop as hoped, Tim delivered a quality recording that raised the level of the project where it deserved to be. He was creative and attentive throughout the project. I appreciated his work and will hire him again in the future.”
Jason Brown, Director of “Automaphobia” (2007)