Blake Neely and Nathan Blume score Deception

Posted on March 16, 2018 by Dan Goldwasser



Composer Blake Neely and his Cow on the Wall Studios team are some of the busiest composers working in television today, scoring eight television shows. Amazingly, they record three of them with live orchestra, weekly. The second one we look at is for the ABC television series Deception, composed by Blake Neely and Nathan Blume. ScoringSessions.com is delighted to bring our readers exclusive photos from one of the sessions!


Co-composer Blake Neely conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony on Deception

Recording for the pilot for Deception took place at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros. where co-composer Blake Neely conducted a 31-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony. For the pilot, Neely and Blume were also joined by co-composer Sherri Chung and Daniel Chan.


Co-composer Blake Neely conducts

The violins perform on Deception

The French horns

The trumpets and brass perform on Deception

Chris Bleth and Geri Rotella perform on woodwinds

Inside the booth, co-composer Nathan Blume was joined by orchestrator Brad Ritchie, to give feedback to Neely out on the stage. Scoring mixer Greg Hayes made sure everything sounded great, and they were joined by pilot co-composers Sherri Chung and Daniel Chan, show creator Chris Fedak, scoring assistants Raashi Kulkarni and Murat Selçuk, ProTools operator Jeremy Underwood, and Cow on the Wall studio manager Thor Fienberg.


Pilot co-composer Daniel Chan, orchestrator Brad Ritchie and co-composer Nathan Blume listen to the score

Co-composer Blake Neely and scoring mixer Greg Hayes

Pilot co-composer Sherri Chung, show creator Chris Fedak, scoring assistants Raashi Kulkarni and Murat Selçuk, ProTools operator Jeremy Underwood, and Cow on the Wall studio manager Thor Fienberg

Deception airs Sunday evenings on ABC, check your local listings for showtimes.