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Daniel Tessy

Composer, Sound Designer, Producer, Songwriter

Who is Daniel Tessy?

Daniel Tessy 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.

Daniel became involved in the local music and theatre communities after moving to BC to pursue a career in the arts. Since graduating with a BFA in Theatre Design from UBC, he has been developing his sound and composition practices while leading in a myriad of production roles.

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 an “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 conducts all of his composition, recording and mixing work from a home studio in the city.

Selected Works

Music Production

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)

Sound Design/ Composition

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

Session work

LORIEL – EPIC PONY EP (2022)
Guitar/Bass
Lucky – We’ll Find the Time (2020)
Synth
Swim Team – V (2019)
Trumpet

The Plodes – Have One Of Our Nice Yellow Boxes (2017)
Electric Piano

Contact

~dtess93@gmail.com~

~ 778-996-4453 ~

2421 Prince Edward St, Vancouver BC V5T 3M7