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.

February 11, 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

Sweet Delirium from Lacrimosa

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

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Does Music Require a Melody?

Is a good melody a prerequisite of a good/interesting musical composition? What do you think? Here is a soundtrack I wrote a couple of years ago for a silent film … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

Dosia McKay – Composer Portrait – Part 1

If we have not met in person, this might be the second best. In this candid video I discuss my pathway to composition, the sources of inspiration for my music, and … Continue reading

March 7, 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

My Music on SoundCloud

You can now find some of my music on SoundCloud – listen, download, comment, or follow me.

October 28, 2011 · 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

Middle Eastern, Indian, and Western Instruments Create a Unique Blend in the Soundtrack

I recently had the privilege to work on a soundtrack to a documentary entitled “The Work is One” by Michelle Pomeroy from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. The … Continue reading

June 28, 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

Enchanting Soundtrack to a Short Film “The Garden”

I recently completed a demo soundtrack to “The Garden” (2009) – a short film by Jason Stefaniak. Enclosed is only a short fragment of the film. My goal in writing … Continue reading

April 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

Lush – New Jazz Piece for Soprano Saxophone, Piano, and Chamber Orchestra

I am very pleased to announce the completion of the recording of my new work for soprano saxophone, piano, and chamber orchestra. Please be sure to download the enclosed MP3 … Continue reading

April 21, 2010 · 1 Comment

New Soundtrack – Mister Jung Stuffed – Short Film by Ann Orrin

I have finished scoring a short film by a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts – Ann Orrin. Those of you who have followed my musical path for … Continue reading

January 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Making Music, Making Love

Several years ago I was in need of some mindless decompression and so I went to the movie theater to see a popular at that time chick flick The Devil … Continue reading

May 14, 2008 · 1 Comment

Epiphanies – Artwork and Music Combined

I thought I would experiment with combining my abstract painting with music. The video features 10 of my paintings and the soundtrack is one of my electronic compositions entitled Thousands … Continue reading

March 20, 2008 · 4 Comments

Colargol – Music Influences, Polar Bears, and First Loves

It would be very sophisticated and high-brow to list Scriabin or Schoenberg as my musical influences. Brahms might be classy, and Bach perhaps too predictable. But in all truth and … Continue reading

December 18, 2007 · 4 Comments

Inspector Bergen Returns – New Music for Percussion

I love British drama on PBS, especially the detective series, such as The Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries with Nathaniel Parker, Second Sight with Clive Owen, … Continue reading

August 5, 2007 · Leave a comment
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