Mychael Danna

Mychael Danna

Soundtrack Composer Ambient New Age Celtic
Mychael Danna (born September 20, 1958) is a Canadian film composer. Danna has been scoring films since his 1987 feature debut for Atom Egoyan's Family Viewing, a score which earned Danna the first of his eleven Canadian Film Award nominations. Mychael is recognized as one of the pioneers of combining non-Western sound sources with orchestral and electronic minimalism in the world of film music. This reputation has led him to work with such acclaimed directors as Atom Egoyan, Scott Hicks, Ang Lee, Gillies MacKinnon, James Mangold, Mira Nair, Billy Ray, Joel Schumacher, and Denzel Washington. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Monsoon Wedding
    Monsoon Wedding
  • Girl, Interrupted
    Girl, Interrupted
  • The Time Traveler's Wife / OST
    The Time Traveler's Wife / OST
  • The Time Traveler's Wife
    The Time Traveler's Wife
  • Life of Pi
    Life of Pi
  • Kama Sutra
    Kama Sutra
  • Skys
    Skys
  • Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love
    Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love
  • Sirens
    Sirens
  • The Ice Storm/chosen: Music From The Films Of Ang Lee
    The Ice Storm/chosen: Music From The Films Of Ang Lee
  • Exotica
    Exotica
  • Vanity Fair
    Vanity Fair
  • Ararat
    Ararat
  • The Nativity Story: Original Motion Picture Score
    The Nativity Story: Original Motion Picture Score
  • 8mm - Eight Millimeter
    8mm - Eight Millimeter
  • Adoration
    Adoration
  • Regeneration
    Regeneration
  • The Adjuster/Family Viewing
    The Adjuster/Family Viewing
  • Fracture: Original Motion Picture Score
    Fracture: Original Motion Picture Score
  • Eight Millimeter
    Eight Millimeter
  • Exotica: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    Exotica: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Sky
    Sky

Mychael Danna. Artist Bio

Mychael Danna (born September 20, 1958) is a Canadian film composer. Danna has been scoring films since his 1987 feature debut for Atom Egoyan's Family Viewing, a score which earned Danna the first of his eleven Canadian Film Award nominations. Mychael is recognized as one of the pioneers of combining non-Western sound sources with orchestral and electronic minimalism in the world of film music. This reputation has led him to work with such acclaimed directors as Atom Egoyan, Scott Hicks, Ang Lee, Gillies MacKinnon, James Mangold, Mira Nair, Billy Ray, Joel Schumacher, and Denzel Washington.

He studied music composition at the University of Toronto, winning there the Glenn Gould Composition Scholarship in 1985. Mychael also served for five years as composer-in-residence at the McLaughlin Planetarium in Toronto (1987-1992). Works for dance include music for Dead Souls (Carbone Quatorze Dance Company, directed by Gilles Maheu 1996), and a score for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Gita Govinda (2001) based on the 1000-year-old classical Indian erotic poem, with choreographer Nina Menon.

Recent projects include Deepa Mehta's Water, Atom Egoyan's Where the Truth Lies, Terry Gilliam's Tideland, and Bennett Miller's Capote.


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