Music composer for film, television, theatre and concert.
Don Macdonald’s composition credits include music for opera, theatre, dance, film, published choral works, and forays into everything from jazz to rock and electronic music. An award winning film composer, Don has over 20 feature film credits. His opera score for Cannes’ Film Festival winner “Shoes Off” was recognized as “one of the most compelling original scores attached to any Canadian film, ever……” (Vancouver Province) and his symphonic score to the cult classic zombie film “Fido” won the award for best soundtrack at the Gerardmer Film Festival in France.
His works have been performed by some of Canada’s leading ensembles including Uzume Taiko Ensemble, The Vancouver Chamber Choir, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir, the Vancouver Bach Choir and Electra Women’s Choir. His composition “Tabula Rasa”, one of 4 published choral works, received the DaCapo Chamber Choir award for Best Choral Composition in 2010. His most recently commission work, the opera “KHAOS”, premiered in March of 2012.
Don currently resides in Nelson, BC where he teaches at the Selkirk College Contemporary Music and Technology Program.