Dominic Mekky is an American composer and pianist
Born in York, PA, he attended The New School in New York, studied under Kirk Nurock, Rudy Palmer, and Gabriel Kahane, and graduated in 2013; he currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
He writes concert works, theater pieces, and arrangements for other artists. He is a founder of the burgeoning theatrical production house “Sounds & Voices,” alongside frequent collaborator Franky Rousseau, with whom he wrote “April,” a multimedia chamber opera/music-theater piece (which had its test premiere in September 2015, and will soon be released as a film). He’s worked in artistic sound design (dubbed a “sound-alterer” by The New York Times), creating sound tapestries for installations and live sets of music. He regularly performs music other than his own, playing piano/electronics in a number of eclectic groups.
Recently, he wrote an arrangement of Sara Bareilles’s “Love Song” with composer Caroline Shaw, which was performed by Sara and the NSO as part of Ben Folds’s ongoing “Declassified” series. As a film composer, he has scored features, such as “This Time Tomorrow” by director Shane Bissett, and “Up The River” by Ben Greenblatt, which were shown at various international film festivals (Milan, Philadelphia, Sun Valley). His music has appeared in an assortment of documentaries, short films, TV shows, and internet videos (namely, various New Yorker shorts). He is in the early conceptual stages of a new music-theater work.