Alistair MacDonald

Scintilla has been performed in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leicester and Sheffield…

Scintilla: a spark, a glimmer, a particle of fire, a glittering speck. Carrie Fertig’s handmade, flame-worked glass instruments were the starting point for this piece. Sounds from these fascinating, oddly shaped objects create a dense, powerful, resonant texture, but at the same time we sense their fragility and vulnerability.


Scintilla was realized in 2013 in the studios of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and premiered on February 11, 2013 in the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio in Glasgow (Scotland, UK).


  • February 11, 2013, Electroacoustic Concert, Alexander Gibson Opera Studio — Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow (Scotland, UK)


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Date Work Program
October 19, 2015 Alistair MacDonald, Scintilla (2013) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
January 11, 2019 Alistair MacDonald, Scintilla (2013) Electronic Therapy / Radio Mercure 93 FM (France)
September 13, 2019 Alistair MacDonald, Scintilla (2013) Martian Gardens #990 / Global Community Radio Channel 2 (USA)

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