Music Well – Dosia McKay, Composer, Painter, Writer

Reflections on Art and Life

Anemone – A New Way of Composing and Listening

Has it been three years already since Anemone was interpreted through this beautiful dance? The final track from the album “Lacrimosa” has a special place in my heart, as it … Continue reading

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Danse Macabre – Dance of Death

Here is a little treasure I dug up for you – “Danse Macabre” for piano trio (violin, cello, and piano) I composed a few years ago. The computer rendition is … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Year, New Curriculum Vitae

New year, new Curriculum Vitae, or at least an updated one. I have done so much. I have done so little. http://www.dosiamckay.com/bio.shtml

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Modern Dance – Modern Music

Though I don’t dance (publicly!) I am thrilled when others dance to my music.

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

TrancePhonica – Uplifting Trance Meets Symphonic Strings

Uplifting trance meets symphonic strings. New single is now available through Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Download track: tinyurl.com/n8jgqjb More info: tinyurl.com/nn4ltmw Composition, MIDI programming and sequencing by Dosia McKay, mastered by … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

TrancePhonica – Mastering Session

A mastering session for TrancePhonica with Julian Dreyer at Echo Mountain Recording Studio in Asheville. His first suggestion for the mix was to bring out more kick, and more kick … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

TrancePhonica – New Single Coming September 18

TrancePhonica – new single coming September 18. http://www.dosiamckay.com/trancephonica.shtml

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sweet Delirium from Lacrimosa

Sweet Delirium from my album Lacrimosa https://dosiamckay.bandcamp.com/track/sweet-delirium

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cherry Blossom Set To Modern Dance

This Friday, September 27, the FresNO Dance COllective (NOCO) under the direction of choreographer Amy Querin will dance to Cherry Blossom from my album Lacrimosa at the Current for Women … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Modern Dance With Cherry Blossom

I am very excited that NOCO – FresNO Dance COllective will dance to Cherry Blossom from my album Lacrimosa at the end of September. I always love to see my … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Enchantment from Lacrimosa

It’s an enchanting day today! A preview of one of the tracks from my debut album Lacrimosa. Hear more music and download the album here: http://www.dosiamckay.com/lacrimosa.shtml

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dosia McKay – Composer Portrait – Part 2 – Lacrimosa

Here is the second part of my documentary in which I discuss the birth of my album Lacrimosa. If you missed the first part, you can watch it here.

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Glass – New Electronic Music Single

Look at what I dug out for you! In 2009 I participated in the annual Art Moves, a collaboration of original art, music, and dance inspired by artwork at the … Continue reading

December 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Anemone from Lacrimosa with Choreography by Ann Dunn

Enjoy Anemone, the closing track from my album Lacrimosa, here in the interpretation of choreographer Ann Dunn of the Asheville Ballet. The video features a live performance at the Diana … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · 2 Comments

Asheville Ballet Performs Lacrimosa by Dosia McKay

As the first event in its 50th Season, Asheville Ballet will perform Choreo-Off II at Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC Friday, September 28 at 7:30 pm Saturday, September 29 … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lacrimosa – Free Download

Free download of the title track from my debut album Lacrimosa. Now available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and CD Baby. Please share with friends. Download the track: here (click … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Plunge – A Little Shot of Attitude

Enjoy a preview of one of my tracks from my debut album Lacrimosa. Hear more music and download the album here. This one, entitled The Plunge, signifies to me a … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lacrimosa – New Album Now Available on CD

In addition to MP3 downloads of my album on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby, I am now happy to offer compact discs. You can order them directly from me by … Continue reading

August 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lacrimosa – Now Available on Amazon MP3 Downloads

Amazon categorized Lacrimosa as Modern Classical, Dance/DJ/Electronic, and Miscellaneous. I would say that’s fairly accurate. I hope to ruffle some feathers in the Miscellaneous department! Follow this link to listen … Continue reading

July 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Is Beautiful Out of Style? – Composer Dosia McKay Bets Her New Album It Is Not

Dosia McKay’s debut album Lacrimosa is available for download on iTunes and other major digital retailers. Lacrimosa is a post-classical fusion of Renaissance and Electronic Soundscape music. Dosia McKay’s creative … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lacrimosa – New Album Available for Download

My long awaited debut album Lacrimosa is now available for download at the following locations: iTunes CD Baby More digital distributors, including Amazon to follow and the CD is in … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lacrimosa – New Album To Be Released This Summer

Lacrimosa – The Inspiration The Latin word Lacrimosa opens one of the stanzas in the Dies Irae sequence of the traditional Requiem mass and means mourning or weeping. Although it … Continue reading

July 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

25 Fun Exercises to Trigger the Flow of Creativity

Many people in creative fields struggle from time to time with the inability to tap into the flow of creativity. Call it the writer’s block, lack of inspiration, the departure … Continue reading

January 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

Glass – Electronic Soundtrack – New Music for Dance

Excerpt 1 Excerpt 2 This past winter I was invited by a fellow composer and my former teacher James R. Carlson to participate in the annual Art Moves, a collaboration … Continue reading

April 20, 2009 · Leave a comment

Jubilance and Lament – New Compositions

I am enclosing links to my latest compositions: The Jubilance and the Lament. Both works were composed to satisfy the final requirement of a counterpoint course in my undergraduate studies … Continue reading

May 29, 2008 · 1 Comment

Promise Me

Promise me That you will not outgrow Running barefoot In the summer rain When the world Spits out Its schizophrenic songs Listen to the nakedness Of your heart And dance … Continue reading

April 18, 2008 · 5 Comments

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier

I will not be still In the presence of eternity Breathing into a fleeting moment Blessed be the pleasures of the mind The symmetry of the Universe And the anticipation … Continue reading

January 25, 2008 · 2 Comments

New Music for Cello and Piano – the Triptych

Farandole Legend Carousel (Samples from a live performance by Matt Wilkinson, cello and Melony Maness, piano, March 29, 2009) I am pleased to unveil my latest composition for cello and … Continue reading

October 2, 2007 · Leave a comment

Danse Macabre Wins Again

I am pleased to announce that my Piano Trio Danse Macabre (earlier introduced in this entry) won on regional level of Society of Composers Inc./ASCAP Student Composition Competition. The same … Continue reading

August 29, 2007 · Leave a comment

Danse Macabre – New Music for Piano Trio

(A sample from a live performance by Paula Farias Bujes, violin, Pedro Huff, cello, and Eva Elizabeth Holder, piano, March 29, 2009.) I am pleased to announce a new composition … Continue reading

January 13, 2007 · Leave a comment

Tango for a Rainy Day – New Music for Piano Solo

I have finished writing a pice for piano solo called “Tango for a Rainy Day”. Rich and mellow jazz harmonies as well as dissonant counterpoint meet in the Tango, a … Continue reading

November 29, 2006 · Leave a comment
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