Music is a key trigger of memory and emotional connection to time - The perfect theme at a pivotal moment can make you forget all thoughts other than what’s happening in the present. That imprint music makes can transport you back to that time again and again.
I am a strong believer in creating magic in the world through art. My husband and I, as husband and wife, vowed to one another to always support each other in our art fields, wherever that takes us. This past year, we noticed an overlap of our work. Tommy, a composer of music, came up with the name Pavan for my floral business, named after a favorite piece of music. With an accompanying playlist, it has set the tone for the movement and overall design for all my florals for my events.
We are excited to join in the melding of our fields. To further enhance the emotional experience of the ceremonies for our couples we are now offering customized contemporary classical ceremony music through our branch Pavan Music that becomes the playlist not just your wedding, but as a piece birthed with careful thought for your love and your marriage throughout the years. We want to create something that helps you revisit one of the best experiences of your lives together.
COMMISSIONED MUSIC used to be the norm for weddings, ceremonies, ballets, and even small dinner parties. We like revisiting those roots of how classic traditions became such a part of our cultures around the world.
Unique to each couple, we will sit down with you and uncover the mood you want to convey through your love and for your guests. Tommy will write and orchestrate a recording for your ceremony and you have the option to have an ensemble of musicians to perform it on your wedding day for you.
Through our collaboration, both florals and music will set a tone for your memories, welcoming guests into a sacred space that is unique only to you.
Commissioned Music Package: $5,000
- Customized, curated music for ceremony from Pavan library + arrangements of existing pieces (up to 40 minutes)
- Original piece for ceremony or first dance (3-5 minutes minimum)
- Live recording of original piece for personal use (i.e. to go with your video, or to play as your personal playlist for years to come)
- live recording of performance (cost varies based on number of musicians)
- Ensemble performance of piece (3-16 musicians / $200 per musician + conducting fee)
- extended performance time for cocktail hour and/or reception
- travel outside of Los Angeles
Click on the tracks below to listen to examples of Tommy's commissioned work:
Tommy Walter is an American film, documentary and television composer based in Los Angeles. He has written scores for a number of films and television programs as well as commercial spots for HBO Game of Thrones, Target, Sprint, Subaru, Union Pacific Railroad and the Portland Trailblazers among others. He won an Advertising Federation Gold Award in Original Television Music for Target's “Art Unfolds” that aired during the broadcast of the Golden Globes.
Tommy began his career as a founding member of the critically acclaimed band Eels. The band toured the world in support of their release Beautiful Freak and the alternative rock hit “Novocaine For The Soul," winning the group a BRIT Award for Best International Breakthrough Act. Tommy then went on to start his own project, so far releasing four albums under the moniker Abandoned Pools. The single "The Remedy" reached number one on the MTV2 Rock Countdown while the band continued touring in America, Europe and Japan with artists such as, Garbage, Lenny Kravitz, Pink and A Perfect Circle.
Growing up on the edge of LA County, Tommy spent his teenage summers at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Southern California and the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan where he studied French horn and jazz bass. In college, he continued his studies in French Horn with James Decker at the University of Southern California, performing in the USC Symphony, but soon found his true calling in composition. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Theory & Composition studying with composers Donald Crockett, Stephen Hartke and Morten Lauridsen. He furthered his studies with a Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television under the guidance of film scoring legends Jerry Goldsmith, Jonathan Debney, and David Raksin.