An American classical composer of the modern day. His musical repertoire is mainly geared towards wind band, with some occasional orchestral pieces here and there. He's also composed a few pieces for modern dance and ballet.His pieces tends to be rather complex with very prominent percussion parts, both pitched and unpitched, as well as lots of Uncommon Time.He keeps a blog on his website, where you can listen to recordings of all of his pieces. And they are awesome.
Mr. Mackey's pieces exhibit the following tropes:
Mr. Mackey himself exhibits the following tropes: