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Dominic Mekky

Music

April

April is a multimedia music drama by Dominic Mekky and Franky Rousseau. Adapted from a play by Samuel Bronowski, April tells the story of a singer in her early thirties who is irreparably losing her hearing, and the ensuing toll this takes on her and her two close, but unhealthy, relationships. Through a series of scenes and episodes, employing many different modes of storytelling, the plot unfolds in fragments, narrated by one of the characters in hindsight. April can be watched as a film, listened to, or staged live; nothing essential is lost between the media.

The film work of Pier-Louis Dagenais-Savard is a constant temporal navigator, always spinning and moving, connecting different periods of time and allowing us to “see” memory. We see the characters as they were and are, remembered and imagined.

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Works

  • April (2018) – multimedia music drama, pre-recorded chamber ensemble mixed with electronics and video
  • Plot Holes (2017) – for string quartet
  • Fading Still (2014) – for string quartet
  • Floodlights (2014) – for solo piano
  • Streams (2014) – for solo piano
  • Polarity (In Three Parts) (2013) – for chamber ensemble with pre-recorded audio/video
  • Autumn Day (2012) – for mixed choir and solo piano (text by Rilke)

More

A new Susan Records release, featuring a string quartet, “Plot Holes,” recorded by yMusic’s Rob Moose and Gabriel Cabezas, and a single from “April” (which will be released in full on April 9th, 2018).

Movement one of a three-movement piano work, which will be released on a forthcoming recording of chamber music in late summer (or autumn), 2018.

A short solo piano work, written for the ‘Floodlight’ recordings, a multi-part compilation curated by Levon Henry.

Film Music