Raymond MacDonald
Raymond MacDonald is a saxophonist and composer who has released over 50 CDs and toured and broadcast worldwide. He has written music for film, television, theatre, radio and art installations and much of his work explores the boundaries and ambiguities between what is conventionally seen as improvisation and composition. Collaborating with musicians such as David Byrne, Jim O’Rourke and Marilyn Crispell his work informed by a view of improvisation as a social, collaborative and uniquely creative process that provides opportunities to develop new ways of working musically. He plays in many collaborative free improvisatory contexts and his roots in jazz and pop music can also be heard in his playing and writing. He is also Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation at Edinburgh University and lectures, publishes and runs workshops internationally.









Tour Dates August 2016

TED TALK | We are all musical

Travelling Light | Touring | Interview

Running under bridges | info

Prallel Moments CD | Review

The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra

Raymond MacDonald and Marliyn Crispell collaborate with visual artist Jo Ganter

Collaboration with visual artist Jo Ganter