Music Well – Dosia McKay, Composer, Painter, Writer

Reflections on Art and Life

Bubble Tree – A Soundtrack to Short Film

The Bubble Tree – a soundtrack I composed a few years ago for this fun short film. I can’t decide if the movie is uplifting or depressing. Advertisements

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Free Download – Lush for Piano, Saxophone, and Jazz Orchestra

In the mood for something mellow today? Enjoy this free download of my composition “Lush” for piano, soprano saxophone, and jazz orchestra.

September 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Film Soundtrack Recording Session – Behind the Scenes View

I had the privilege to record 4 demo soundtracks with the New York University session players over the last two years. My first session featured 5 instruments, the second session … Continue reading

August 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

“Unveiling” Premiered by North/South Consonance in New York City

Play Excerpt 1 Play Excerpt 2 On June 7 North/South Consonance under the direction of Max Lifchitz premiered my work for string orchestra entitled “Unveiling”. The concert took place in … Continue reading

June 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

My Musical Interpretation of “The Girl on the Bridge” Knife Throwing Scene

I had the privilege to record 4 demo soundtracks with the NYU session players over the last two years. My first session featured 5 instruments, the second session – 11, … Continue reading

June 22, 2011 · 4 Comments

The Bubble Tree – Winner of the Skirball Film Scoring Competition

My score to The Bubble Tree, an animation by Ran Jing recently won the Skirball Film Scoring Competition and was premiered by the NYU Symphony Orchestra in a live concert … Continue reading

March 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Birds – A New Soundtrack to a Scene from a Film by Alfred Hitchcock

I recently completed another film scoring etude by composing new music to a scene from the 1963 film “Birds” by Alfred Hitchcock. Creating psychotic chaos from musical material takes a … Continue reading

December 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

“Unveiling” – New Work for String Orchestra

I am happy to announce that I have completed another orchestral work. “Unveiling” for string orchestra is one in a series of three orchestral compositions I am currently working on. … Continue reading

June 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

War and Peace – A New Soundtrack to the Battle Scene

I am pleased to present my latest scoring demo – the battle scene from the 2007 War and Peace film by Robert Dornhelm and Brendan Donnison. It is a mixture … Continue reading

March 4, 2010 · Leave a comment

New Soundtrack – Homecoming – Short Film by Josiah Signor

I recently finished scoring a short film by Josiah Signor – Homecoming. I attempted to illustrate the emotions of this intimate and moving film with the simple instrumentation of clarinet, … Continue reading

November 29, 2009 · Leave a comment

Three Laments of Heloise – New Music for Chamber Orchestra

Queens Envied Me My Joys If Not With You, My Heart is Nowhere My Most Wretched Soul I am very excited to introduce my new composition for chamber orchestra entitled … Continue reading

March 21, 2009 · 2 Comments

Hail the Emperor – New Music for Orchestra

Excerpt 1 Excerpt 2 Excerpt 3 I am happy to unveil my latest composition for orchestra: “Hail the Emperor”. It is about 9 minutes long and is scored for woodwinds … Continue reading

November 16, 2008 · 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

Orchestration / Scoring Demos

A good composer has to be able to wear many hats; that of an orchestrator, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, and, of course a creator / inventor. I finally had some time … Continue reading

March 22, 2008 · Leave a comment
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