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Mychael Danna

Mychael Danna is an Academy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. His highly awarded works include the Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's Life of Pi (2012), and his many Genie Award-winning scores for director and longtime collaborator, Atom Egoyan. His ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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  Medium (TV Series) (composer - 88 episodes, 2005 - 2009) (theme by - 36 episodes, 2006 - 2011)
- Me Without You (2011) ... (theme by)
- Labor Pains (2011) ... (theme by)
- Only Half Lucky (2011) ... (theme by)
- Blood on the Tracks (2010) ... (theme by)
- The People in Your Neighborhood (2010) ... (theme by)
 2010 All Good Things (score producer)
 2010 Lone Star (TV Series) (additional score - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2010) ... (additional score)
 2010 The Whistleblower (music producer)
 2009 Chloe (musician: guitars) / (orchestrator)
 2008 Management (score producer)
 2008 Stone of Destiny (music orchestrator)
 2008 Adoration (orchestrator)
 2007 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1 episode)
- Prison Town, USA (2007) ... (composer: additional music)
 2007 Surf's Up (orchestrator)
 2007 Breach (additional orchestrator)
 2005 Tideland (score producer)
 2005/I Water (musician: tanpura)
 2005 Capote (music producer) / (orchestrator)
 2005 Where the Truth Lies (musician: electronic organ, piano and guitar) / (orchestrator)
 2005 Aurora Borealis (musician: accordion)
 2004 Being Julia (orchestrator) / (score producer)
 2004 Vanity Fair (orchestrator)
 2003 The Snow Walker (orchestrator)
 2002 Ararat (orchestrator) / (score producer)
 2001 Hearts in Atlantis (music score producer) / (orchestrator)
 2001 Monsoon Wedding (music score producer)
 1997 Behind the Lines (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1997 The Sweet Hereafter (musician: harmonium and acoustic guitar)
 1991 Sweating Bullets (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Marissa (1991) ... (music: performed by)
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Other Works:

Albums with brother Jeff Danna: "A Celtic Tale - The Legend of Deirdre" (1996) and "A Celtic Romance - The Legend of Liadain and Curithir" (1998). See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Michael Danna

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Personal Quote:

[on film awards] The non-stop parties for two months are fun, and the big silver pieces of metal are fun, but it's not about me. It's about the story and the music and the director's vision of where the music needs to live.


Older brother of Jeff Danna. See more »


Constantly works with Canadian director Atom Egoyan. See more »

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