David Das

David Das

Music composer, music conductor and musician in Los Angeles, California

About David

David Das is a prolific composer, music producer, and songwriter based on Los Angeles. His experience covers the range from feature films, TV shows, cartoons, commercials, trailers, and other media work, over to modern music production, choral and orchestral writing/arranging, and more. He has worked on projects for Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, DirecTV, Dreamworks, Fremantle, Intel, BBDO, HBO, PBS, TLC, Telemundo, Weight Watchers, Coca Cola, Hal Leonard, and many others. He has composed music for dozens of TV shows, scored films (such as Lionsgate’s 2014 feature thriller The Appearing), and written and produced songs for numerous pop, rock, R&B, soul, and indie artists.

With a background in pop and jazz but schooled in the classical tradition, David has lived and studied all over the world, including the U.S., England, Italy, and Singapore. He earned his degree in classical piano and conducting from the University of North Texas, and during that time was a member of the award-winning Jazz Singers. Later seasons in both Nashville and in his current home of Los Angeles brought opportunities to tour as a keyboard player, arranger, producer and musical director for such diverse artists as Grammy-winning singer Rebecca St. James, American Idol superstar Katharine McPhee, Rachael Yamagata, Mark Ballas, Israel Houghton, The Voice’s Amber Carrington, Ginny Owens, Margaret Becker, Rachael Lampa, Tori Kelly, Bryan Duncan, Ryan Farish, and many others. His television writing includes theme music for Nick Jr’s Parental Discretion, Supreme Justice with Judge Karen, The Young Icons, and additional music for dozens of shows ranging from the animated Dreamworks series VeggieTales in the House, American Idol, Amish Mafia, FOX Football Daily, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, HBO’s Homeland, Pawn Stars, Say Yes to the Dress, The Sing-Off, So You Think You Can Dance, and many more. He also does sound design work for Big Fish Audio, MOTU, and Native Instruments.

He is a board member of the Academy of Scoring Arts, and is also actively involved with the Society of Composers and Lyricists, BMI, PMA, and AFM.


Name: David Das

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Occupation: Music Composer, Music Conductor, Musician and Songwriter

Projects

  • High School 911

    High School 911 (2016)
    Film (Documentary) Composer A documentary feature film that follows Darien EMS-Post 53, the only ambulance service for the town of Darien, CT. This organization covers one of the deadliest stretches of highway off of I-95 and is rated one of the top in the nation-volunteer or paid-and it's run and operated by high school students. Shot over the course of a year with an exclusive and intimate lens into a 40 year old organization that was a part of the birth of emergency medical service, High School 911 takes you on an epic journey with unlikely heroes: Teenagers. It begs the question: What are teenagers actually capable of when given the opportunity by the adults in their lives? Written by Kelli Joan Bennett and Tim Warren

  • Trafficked

    Trafficked (2016)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Composer Millions of vulnerable girls worldwide are being ensnared by human traffickers into the insidious world of sex slavery and exploited relentlessly to generate profits of one hundred billion dollars a year. That is more than the annual profits of Google, Microsoft, Nike and Starbucks combined. Inspired by real characters from the award winning book 'Sex Trafficking' by Siddharth Kara, this is the story of three such girls from America, Nigeria and India. After being trafficked through an elaborate global network of illicit human, organ, and drug trafficking, all three girls end up as sex slaves in a brothel in Texas. Together they attempt to escape their enslavement and reclaim their freedom.

  • VeggieTales in the House

    VeggieTales in the House (2015 - 2016)
    Television (Animation, Comedy, Family and Musical) Music department Get ready to love your veggies! The beloved faith-based brand has a fresh new look as Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and all their Veggie friends venture off the countertop for the first time ever in an all-new television series, available exclusively on Netflix. Every episode also features a brand-new, upbeat silly song as the Veggie crew embarks on new adventures throughout their house. This loveable comedy stays true to the roots of the VeggieTales brand by seamlessly weaving in strong moral messages that will capture the hearts of Veggie lovers of all ages.

  • An Honest Performance of Baby It's Cold Outside

    An Honest Performance of Baby It's Cold Outside (2015)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Add a Plot »

  • CollegeHumor Originals

    CollegeHumor Originals (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Music department Funny sketches with crude, adult, and undeniably hilarious comedy.

  • Bachelor in Paradise

    Bachelor in Paradise (2014 - 2015)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Contestants from the Bachelor and Bachelorette from previous seasons have another chance to fall in love in Bachelor in Paradise with other previous contestants.

  • American Pickers

    American Pickers (2013 - 2015)
    Television (Documentary and Reality-TV) Music department Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.

  • Inside Amy Schumer

    Inside Amy Schumer (2015)
    Television (Comedy) Music department Amy Schumer switches from sketches, doing stand up, to interviewing people on the street and people of interest usually following a certain theme.

  • Billy & Billie

    Billy & Billie (2015)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Music department A TV series that follows two step-siblings as they try and navigate their taboo romance.

  • Full Circle

    Full Circle (2015)
    Television (Drama) Music department Follows a group of adults whose lives are unknowingly intertwined.

  • The Appearing

    The Appearing (2014)
    Film (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Composer After suffering a tragic loss, a city detective named Michael and his wife move to a small town, where Michael joins the town police force. His first case, involving a missing person, leads him to discover that the town is plagued by a dark supernatural force. Michael will have to summon every ounce of courage in order to fight this darkness before it takes everything from him. Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group

  • Supreme Justice with Judge Karen

    Supreme Justice with Judge Karen (2013 - 2014)
    Television (Crime) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Pawn Stars

    Pawn Stars (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Pawn Stars takes you inside the colorful world of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch as three generations of the Harrison Family jointly run the business and experience clashing and camaraderie. They're the experts at wheeling and dealing, with a keen eye for authentic goods. With unforgettable characters and fascinating items, Pawn Stars presents an addictively entertaining television innovation.

  • United Stuff of America

    United Stuff of America (2014)
    Television (History) Music department How did a ticket to a boxing match seal the fate of notorious mobster Lucky Luciano? What does a farmer's seed planter have to do with making America a superpower? And how did an X-Ray machine give Teddy Roosevelt the keys the White House? Sometimes the biggest moments depend on the smallest details-and the most ordinary objects. Buried in attics, hidden in private collections, and secreted away in the rarely seen archives are artifacts, objects and curiosities that come together to tell the epic story of America. From the producers of Pawn Stars and featuring Rick Harrison, United Stuff of America is a cross-country treasure hunt that uncovers America's most fascinating stuff, and the unexpected stories it reveals about us and our most epic and notorious moments. This isn't history from a textbook; it's history that you can hold in your hands.

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)
    Television (Comedy, News and Talk-Show) Music department With his insightful wit and fearless candor, comedian John Oliver, formerly of the The Daily Show (1996), reviews the crazy current affairs happening in America and around the world. In doing so, he provides a wry perspective that punctures pomposity and cuts through all pretensions with comically outrageous audacity. In doing so, he can to get to the heart of the matter of the world's most serious and absurd problems with plenty of laughs along the way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

  • Boundless

    Boundless (2013 - 2014)
    Television (Documentary) Music department Boundless is an adrenaline-charged documentary series following the adventures of friends/fierce competitors Simon Donato and Paul "Turbo" Trebilcock in their worldwide quest to challenge their limits in some of the most extreme competitive events on Earth From single and multi-day ultra marathons, to open-ocean standup paddling, to multi-day class 3+ kayak races, canyon bike races, and grueling triathlons, the events range from very well known to totally obscure Boundless is a riveting character study of two friends competing amoung themselves and others, revealing all the conflicts they encounter, incredible characters they meet, and set in the unforgettable backdrops of their surroundings. Written by Steven N. Bray

  • Amish Mafia

    Amish Mafia (2012 - 2014)
    Television (Crime and Reality-TV) Music department Untrusting of outside law enforcement, some Amish in Lancaster County, PA have for many years regularly turned to a small organized group of men for protection and justice. The series provides a first-ever look at the men who protect and maintain peace and order within the Amish community in Lancaster. The 2006 School shootings in Lancaster County during which five young Amish girls were killed and five more seriously injured by a non-Amish milk truck driver brought to the nation's attention the vulnerabilities of the Amish community, and their need for continued protection. Written by Discovery Channel

  • Ice Cold Gold

    Ice Cold Gold (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Follows a spirited team of miners who are among the first Americans to prospect for precious metals and gems in parts of Greenland where humans never have set foot before.

  • Toned Up

    Toned Up (2014)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department It's crunch time for best friends and business partners Katrina and Karena, the fearless duo behind Toneitup.com. While some entrepreneurs have a business plan, these girls use their street smarts, not book smarts to push themselves and their brand to wild extremes. Written by Bravo!

  • Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

    Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor (2012 - 2013)
    Television (Family) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Salvage City

    Salvage City (2013)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Add a Plot »

  • The Sing-Off

    The Sing-Off (2010 - 2013)
    Television (Family, Game-Show, Music and Reality-TV) Music department "The Sing-Off" will feature a cappella groups performing popular songs from various genres, arranged and sung like you've never heard before. There is no lip-synching, back-up band or safety net. Ultimately America will decide the winning group. Written by NBC Publicity

  • Fox Football Daily

    Fox Football Daily (2013)
    Television (Sport) Music department Add a Plot »

  • The Real Housewives of Miami

    The Real Housewives of Miami (2013)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department The newest series of the Housewives franchise adds a unique flavor as the show goes inside this cultural hot spot. The Real Housewives of Miami follows six of the most connected and influential women of Miami as they live their lives to the fullest in this sunny city where the party never stops. Written by Jiilo_Kim

  • Impractical Jokers

    Impractical Jokers (2013)
    Television (Comedy and Reality-TV) Music department Each episode contains a regime of multiple challenges in teams, independently or against specific jokers in a head to head challenge. Every time they fail to complete a task the joker will receive a red thumbs down. The joker with the most thumbs down after the series of challenges is the loser who has to complete an extremely embarrassing or difficult task in which the jokers cannot say no to. These Loser Challenges have consisted of dangerous stunts and some scary scenes! Written by Sam Sneddon

  • Mud Lovin' Rednecks

    Mud Lovin' Rednecks (2013)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Journey deep into the heart of Alabama and meet a down home gang of childhood friends as they attempt to start a first time mud bog business on their property. A popular form of entertainment, mud bogging combines big four-wheel trucks, fun competitions in the mud, family atmosphere, and a whole lot of mud. Anna, aka "Lil Bit," and her husband Bo, have joined forces with best friends Bubba and his fiancée Audrey, aka "Fat Legs," to transform their muddy land into a booming business called Mountain Creek Mud Bog. While their successful grand opening kicks off the summer season and brings in the bucks, this gang knows that if they don't step it up for the second bog, their new venture will be closed before it even starts. With the stakes running high and the next bog right around the corner, the group splits up the to-do list, everything from promotion and advertising, to fishing for catfish and landscaping. They even have plans to organize a Miss Mountain Creek Contest and build ... Written by Muddy Bogger

  • Shadow OPS

    Shadow OPS (2013)
    Television Music department Add a Plot »

  • Wicked Tuna

    Wicked Tuna (2012 - 2013)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Teams of tuna fisherman battle the elements, and each other, to catch the most Giant Bluefin Tuna.

  • Lords of War

    Lords of War (2013)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Sean Rich, a former recurring expert on Pawn Stars, branches off into his own series for the National Geographic Channel... See full synopsis »

  • The Young Icons

    The Young Icons (2010 - 2012)
    Television (Biography) Composer Features stories about America's best and finest youths. World-class athletes, accomplished artists, scholars, philanthropists and entrepreneurs.

  • The Marilyn Denis Show

    The Marilyn Denis Show (2012)
    Television (Talk-Show) Music department Add a Plot »

  • Toddlers and Tiaras

    Toddlers and Tiaras (2012)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department A look at the world of child beauty pageants.

  • Big Body Squad

    Big Body Squad (2012)
    Television (Documentary) Music department This documentary series follows the work of combined teams of doctors, nurses, paramedics and fire officers that are responsible for the transportation of clinically obese patients between hospital and their homes.

  • Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta

    Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta (2012)
    Television Music department Newly engaged women from all around the world come to this wedding dress store to find the perfect dress.

  • First Week In

    First Week In (2012)
    Television (Documentary) Music department In first week in, three prisoners in three different US prisons are followed over the course of their first week in jail.

  • The Millionaire Matchmaker

    The Millionaire Matchmaker (2011)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department In Los Angeles, Patti Stanger runs an agency that pairs millionaires with the men and women of their dreams.

  • So You Think You Can Dance

    So You Think You Can Dance (2011)
    Television (Game-Show, Music and Reality-TV) Music department Dancers skilled in everything from ballroom and ballet to salsa, jive, hip-hop and krumping, all compete to be named the best. Dancers must impress the judges with their moves and rigorous routines in order to survive the auditions and be invited to Hollywood. Producers traveled to Chicago, New York and Los Angeles in search of dancers who represent the soul and rhythm of America. Some dancers wow the judges, while others leave them speechless. See who struts into the producers' hearts and who trips up on the series premiere. A fortunate 50 dancers who survive the auditions will go to Hollywood to work with five of the top choreographers in the business: Alex Da Silva, Brian Friedman, Dan Karaty, Mia Michaels and Mary Murphy. During the "Hollywood Week," the semifinalists will dance their hearts out, as they learn challenging routines and hope to impress the choreographers. Written by Jiilo_Kim

  • Jesus Henry Christ

    Jesus Henry Christ (2011)
    Film (Comedy) Soundtrack Henry is a precocious young boy, conceived in a petri-dish, raised by his single mother, Patricia, and is smarter than all of his peers. However, the one question he can't answer is, who is his father? Henry's attempts at locating his father lead him to Dr. Slavkin O'Hara, a university professor who has decided to raise his daughter, Audrey, as a psychology experiment in a world free of gender bias. Patricia starts fearing that she's losing her son, Audrey wishes she didn't have a father, Dr. O'Hara has no idea how to keep his daughter happy, and Henry may just have found the family he was looking for. Written by napierslogs

  • The Dominators

    The Dominators (2010)
    Film (Drama) Composer Angel Williams morals become corrupt trying to prove herself worthy to her boyfriend, leader of The Dominators, and his ex-girlfriend, which causes mayhem for everyone Angel cares about.

  • Dead Cat Bounce

    Dead Cat Bounce (2010)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Composer A Wall Street Broker discovers the secret code to the stock market and goes head to head with an underground society that's been controlling the world market since the fall of Rome.

  • Flint Creek

    Flint Creek (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama, History and War) Composer 1813, Western New York. A young settler on the war-torn Niagara Frontier witnesses a war crime deep in the wilderness and must decide whether he will put his life at risk and help an unlikely friend.

  • Hair Battle Spectacular

    Hair Battle Spectacular (2010)
    Television Music department Add a Plot »

  • American Idol

    American Idol (2009 - 2010)
    Television (Game-Show, Music and Reality-TV) Music department Twelve finalists and/or future singers (six men and six women) who were selected from America, compete in a talent contest in which they were asked to sing any song they like on this "Star Search" clone. After each song that was sung, the judges, Abdul, Jackson and Cowell, then critique that finalist's chosen song. After each show's ending, America must vote for a finalist to whom they really think their performance is good using this AT&T (now Cingular Wireless) or any other cellular phone to cast votes with. Once the votes are locked in, the judges and America decides who has the most and the least amount of votes, and the contestant with the least amount of votes is eliminated, and it goes on each week's show until the winner is crowned as "American Idol," where he/she wins a recording contract worth up to $1,000,000. The rest of the other finalists to whom they have been voted off before (the runner-up) also get recording contracts, too. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (gcollinsii@aol.com)

  • The Kirkie

    The Kirkie (2009)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Composer Add a Plot »

  • Crook

    Crook (2009)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Composer A Real Estate Mogul becomes the target by a secret government agency when he accidentally intercepts key evidence to a serious political cover up. Written by Anonymous

  • Say Yes to the Dress

    Say Yes to the Dress (2009)
    Television (Reality-TV) Music department Brides-to-be from all over America come to New York to find their perfect wedding dress.

  • What Not to Wear

    What Not to Wear (2003)
    Television (Family and Reality-TV) Music department Two fashion stylists and a team of hair and makeup advisors help revamp the look of individuals who have been nominated by their friends for makeovers due to their lamentable appearance, using a $5,000 budget.

Education

  • University of North Texas
    (1994-1998)

  • University of Surrey (Guildford, England)
    (1993-1994)

  • LaSalle School of the Arts (Singapore)
    (1992-1993)

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