In February of 2014, I booked a recording studio and traveled to cold and overcast Poland to collaborate on a recording with NeoQuartet from Gdańsk. I didn’t have to do … Continue reading
When I talk about color in music (besides being a composer, I am also a painter), I am often asked whether I have synesthesia. I do not, and I am … Continue reading
https://dosiamckay.com/music/groundless/ I have made ambitious plans for international travel in 2020. I was considering Japan or Korea but a friend strongly suggested China. I had already purchased the plane tickets … Continue reading
Traditionally, the second movement of a concerto is a slow one, allowing the audience to catch a breath between fast sections, but giving no rest to the soloist whose virtuosity … Continue reading
The new harpsichord concerto is finished. Enjoy the preview of the first movement, the Ritornello. I will upload the other two movements in the next few days. Ritornello is a … Continue reading
The second movement of the harpsichord concerto is now in its final stages. Here I am checking the form for possible structural flaws. In my book, symmetry is always better … Continue reading
I am presently composing a concerto in three movements for harpsichord and string orchestra (4,4,4,2,1 or larger). The total length of the music will be approximately fifteen minutes. I hope … Continue reading
“Unveiling” composed for string orchestra is an exploration of layers of sound. Beginning with one solitary note, new aural strata gradually unfold in which multiple layers of counterpoint constantly shift, … Continue reading
“Unveiling” written for string orchestra is an exploration of layers of sounds. Beginning with one solitary note, new aural strata gradually unfold in which multiple layers of counterpoint constantly shift, … Continue reading
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.
It has been almost two years but I was not able to edit this video until now. I wrote “Farewell Dream Garden” for the International “Music in the Garden” Composers’ … Continue reading
As my holiday gift to you, please enjoy a free download of my composition “Lush” for soprano saxophone (Rob Jacoby), piano (Rich Shemaria), and jazz orchestra (NYU).
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
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
I am pleased that my work “Unveiling” (which I introduced earlier in this blog post) for string orchestra was recently selected by the North/South Consonance to be performed next June … Continue reading