Composer, Sound Designer, Producer, Songwriter, and Educator
Who is Daniel Tessy?
Daniel Tessy (he/him) is a multidisciplinary artist operating on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations (“Vancouver”). A settler of Iraqi, Jamaican and Dutch descent, he has worked a variety of roles in the theatre industry before finding his true niche as a sound designer and composer, delivering atmospheric and immersive soundscapes with background music.
In addition to all things sound-related (live tech, recording and mixing engineering, producing), his work as a lighting designer, production designer and director has graced the Vancouver stages for years. His collaborators have at times referred to him as “a visionary director,” “totally genius,” a “great sound designer” and “always calm and patient…so kind and professional.” Daniel teaches Live and Studio Sound Design at Capilano University, with frequent research informing his classes and new projects.
Daniel is also an active musician in the Vancouver scene, performing and releasing music in projects such as Fuzzy P, Tesstopia and DELICATESSY, as well as some fun stints as a session player on his various instruments (guitar, keyboards, bass, trumpet, synth). He frequently adapts and changes through different genres and influences with an eclectic body of work. He’s also getting into some cool film scoring work. He conducts all of his composition and recording work from a home studio in the city.
Sound Design/ Composition
Soundtrack for Lost In Wonderland
Soundtrack for Twelfth Night
Soundtrack for Green Thumb Theatre’s Derwent is Different by Jamie Norris, Directed by Sarah Rogers
Forest Vibes – some loosies/unused pieces
Soundtrack for TBH – a devised theatre production
She Kills Monsters – Original Soundtrack
Unity 1918 – Original Music sampler
Spec video game music
Bass, Synth, Guitar, Drum Machine
Music for Submerged by Nicola Wanless. (2018)
Guitar, FM Synth, sound fx, drum machine
Soundscape for The Diviners by Jim Leonard. (2017)
Sound Fx, acoustic guitar
Soundtrack for Hamlet directed by Kailey and Sam Spear (2014)
Guitar, loop pedal, Rhodes, voice
All music written, recorded and mixed by Daniel Tessy**
ACTUALLY REACHING OUT – OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
DELICATESSY – Waterslide – (2020)
DELICATESSY – Magic Spice – (2020)
Fuzzy P – Hoverboard Road
**Recorded/mixed by Nick Short
Tesstopia – Floating Through Space – (2016)
LORIEL – EPIC PONY EP (2022)
Lucky – We’ll Find the Time (2020)
Swim Team – V (2019)
The Plodes – Have One Of Our Nice Yellow Boxes (2017)
Exciting works in progress, can’t post yet!