Dominic Mekky is an American composer and pianist
Born in York, PA, he attended The New School in New York, graduating 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 music drama. 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.
He has worked with Rob Moose, Chris Thile, Gabriel Cabezas, and collaborated with Caroline Shaw, co-writing an arrangement of Sara Bareilles’s “Love Song,” which was performed by Sara and the National Symphony Orchestra as part of Ben Folds’s ongoing “Declassified” concert series. In 2011, he curated and designed the sound for “Chaos Manor,” a large-scale multimedia installation by Sam Stephenson and Chris McElroen (shown at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn); he made a related sound collage for “Gene Smith’s Sink,” a multimedia event by author Sam Stephenson, for the 2018 Big Ears Festival.
As a film composer, he has scored a variety of features and shorts (including “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, Toronto Indie). His music has appeared in an assortment of documentaries, short films, TV shows, and New Yorker web shorts. He is in the early conceptual stages of a new music drama.