Tim Garcia

Composer | Songwriter

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Classically-trained musician. Self-styled composer, songwriter, and storyteller. Based in California. Living to weave my sounds with all types of media.

As a composer and songwriter, my intention is to seek out new inspiration and sensibilities. I learned music on the piano as a child -- studying Chopin by rote, practicing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” by ear. I expanded to jazz and symphonic music after picking up the saxophone against my better judgment.

In the early 2000s, I co-founded the independent band Lime Colony in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band added autodidactic layers to my early foundation of formal study and practice.

If you’d like to learn more about my work, please listen to my samples here and I hope you'll get in touch!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Interview with Tim Garcia

  1. Q: What's your typical work process?

  2. A: First I listen to my customer/colleague, review existing material for the project, ask for 3-5 unique words/actions/emotions they use to describe their project, and I ask for 1-3 existing tracks they love which evoke the project... Then comes some combination of: humming to myself, recording myself humming into my phone, testing tunes on my piano and recording that, recording myself playing/humming variations, thinking about what instruments and other types of sounds will make everything fit just right for the project, keying my tune into my Digital Audio Workstation... Then I build as quickly as I can, until I produce an early draft and receive feedback from the customer. If anything needs adjustment, we look to the first few steps in the process, I listen to all feedback, and I reconfigure. Otherwise, I move on expanding the work where necessary before polishing every detail and sharing the final draft.

  3. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  4. A: Composing original scores and/or writing songs for film/video projects.

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"Abrumpere" by Tim Garcia

I was the Composer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Carter Burwell
  • John Carpenter
  • The Avett Brothers
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  • DEEPLY CASUAL (Original Song for End Credits by Tim Garcia)Oct 05, 2020

    vimeo.com/416001777

    A couple discusses their stupid relationship like it’s the end of the world.


    Written and Directed by Sara St. Onge


    Original Score by Keegan DeWitt


    Original Song for End Credits by Tim Garcia


    (Drums provided by: Emily Dolan Davies / emilydrums.com)

  • KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT (Short Film Score by Tim Garcia)Oct 05, 2020

    vimeo.com/306946033


    "As long as you keep your mouth shut, don’t ever tell anyone what happened, ever... I’ll let you live."

    A man witnesses a shocking crime. In exchange for his life, he promises to never tell anyone what he saw. But can he keep his word?

    Written and Directed by Dan Roe

    shortoftheweek.com/2018/12/18/keep-mouth-shut/

  • Portfolio of Saxophone RecordingsOct 05, 2020

    Do you need a saxophone in your track? Send me a message if you're interested.