The Look

Post by Don Macdonald – Nicola included a few references to images in her early notes about the opera:  ” Stilts, skeletons, a march”.  I created the image below using photo shop for fun to see what I could come up with (I’m a composer not an artist believe me).  These are pretty dark and […]


Welcome to the KHAOS  website. Composer Don Macdonald and writer/librettist Nicola Harwood have  been commissioned by the Amy Ferguson Institute to write a full length opera called “KHAOS”, a re-imagining of the myth of Persephone and Demeter that reinforces our understanding of the seasonal cycles of death and regeneration. Set in a mythical present, KHAOS […]

Music Study No. 1

Study #1) NOV 2009 Compilation. This piece is a study exploring a potential thematic concept for Persephone, some darker harmonic ideas later that may work for the world that Hades has created and an ending that explores the tragedy of the ill fated romance between Hades and Persephone. Early days though…. ideas could end up […]


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