Daniel Tessy

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.

Selected Works

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

Music Production

All music written, recorded and mixed by Daniel Tessy**


DELICATESSY – Waterslide – (2020)
DELICATESSY – Magic Spice – (2020)

Fuzzy P – Hoverboard Road

**Recorded/mixed by Nick Short

Tesstopia – Floating Through Space – (2016)

Session work

Lucky – We’ll Find the Time (2020)
Swim Team – V (2019)

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

Film Scoring

Exciting works in progress, can’t post yet!

Full Production Credits



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