David Butterworth is an experienced orchestral arranger who offers a wide range of services for composers and producers of ‘commercial music’.
In the capacity of supervising orchestrator his credits include OSCAR, BAFTA and EMMY award-winning scores for a diverse range of film and television productions including GRAVITY (Steven Price), INTO THE STORM (Howard Goodall) and the BBC’s ROBIN HOOD (Andy Price).
As a contributing orchestrator he has worked on scores written by other leading composers including Harry Gregson-Williams, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Joe Trapanese, Geoff Zanelli and Hans Zimmer. Recent credits include THE MARTIAN, INSURGENT and MORTDECAI.
He also arranges music for live performance and recent projects include GRAVITY: SUITE FOR ORCHESTRA (Steven Price) as performed at the inaugural 2014 Oscar Concert, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS NEW GENERATION TOUR 2014 (Jeff Wayne) and TIM MINCHIN TOUR 2010/11. In 2012 he worked with Howard Goodall, Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra on Rowan Atkinson’s MR BEAN / CHARIOTS OF FIRE sketch for the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Since 2014 David has worked regularly with leading production music company Audio Network and its extensive roster of composers.
Educated at the University of Salford (BA Hons) and Bristol University (MA) he was privileged to study composition and arranging with Robin Dewhurst, Martin Kiszko and Adrian Beaumont. Initially, he gained industry experience working as a music copyist in Bristol before moving to London where he was fortunate to be given the opportunity to assist Geoff Alexander with the orchestration of Trevor Jones’ later film scores, including THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN and AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. Since then his career has gone from strength to strength and he has established himself as a dependable professional, sought after for his proven ability to deliver work of the highest quality.