Curtis Macdonald is a composer, sound designer, radio producer and saxophonist based in New York City.
Curtis has won commissions from Aszure Barton & Artists, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Kate Weare
Company, Hubbard Street Dance, Bayerisches Staatsballett (The Bavarian State Ballet), Larry Keigwin & Co., and
The Juilliard School. In 2014, he was co-awarded the first Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation Prize for
his collaboration with Aszure Barton on the dance Awáa, and in 2016 he received a New Music USA grant for his
collaboration with Kate Weare in Marksman. In suit, Curtis’ original theatrical scores have been featured across
several modern dance and ballet companies worldwide.
Curtis has released three albums as a bandleader, Community Immunity (2011), Twice Through The
Wall (2013), and most recently, Scotobiology—the study of darkness, inspired by the effects of artificial light on