Alistair MacDonald’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Aberdeen, Arras, Berkeley, Birmingham, Clermont-Ferrand, Edinburgh, Gainesville, Glasgow, Kraków, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Montréal, New York City, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sheffield…
Alistair MacDonald is a composer, performer and sound artist. His work draws on a wide range of influences reflecting his interest in improvisation, transformation of sound, and space. Many of his works are made in collaboration with other artists from a range of media, and explore a range of contexts beyond the concert hall, often using interactive technology.
He has a longstanding live electroacoustic improvising duo with Scottish harp player Catriona McKay, and another with singer Anne-Liis Poll.
Collaborations and commissions include installations with Jennifer Angus, Brass Art, and Sarah Rubidge, dance work with Shobana Jeyasingh and Anna Krzystek, and music for Jos Zwaanenburg, Elision, and the Scottish Ensemble. Recent commissions include work with trumpet player Tom Poulson and director Susan Worsfold, commissioned by the St Magnus Festival, and a series of collaborations with Carrie Fertig, on pieces for glass percussion, electronics and live flame-working.
He is a member of invisiblEARts, a group of Scottish-based composers. He teaches composition and directs the Electroacoustic Studios at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he was made Professor in 2017.
Doncaster (England, UK), 1962
Residence: Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
- Sound artist
On the web
February 10, 2020Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
January 5, 2019San Francisco (California, USA)
April 25, 2018São Paulo (Brazil)
June 25, 2015Sheffield (England, UK)
January 31, 2014Birmingham (England, UK)
January 29, 2014Leicester (England, UK)
November 16, 2013Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme, France)
November 15, 2013Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
November 3, 2013Aberdeen (Scotland, UK)
February 11, 2013Glasgow (Scotland, UK)
October 21, 2011London (England, UK)
March 21, 2011Glasgow (Scotland, UK)