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Alistair MacDonald

RCS / Staff (Music Composition / Electronic Music / Performance / Sound Art)

I am a composer, performer and sound artist. Most of my work uses technology in some way: I design my own computer-based sound processing environments and my work (often collaborative) encompasses composing, field recording, live electronics, interactivity and improvisation. I am particularly interested in the transformation of recorded sound. I make standalone electroacoustic works, music for instruments and voices, music and sound design for dance, film and installation. 

Recent projects include music and sound design for the film The moss and the cosmos, commissioned by The Cumnock Tryst; two collaborations with Belgian dance company Reckless Sleepers; and The Last Post with trumpet player Tom Poulson for the St Magnus Festival.  Recent recordings include two albums of music for clarsach and live electronics with Catriona McKay, a solo CD of electroacoustic works, Canadian label for empreintes DIGITALes, and Untold Story with Anne-Liis Poll for Leo Records.