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Raymond McDonald is a brilliant saxophonist as well as the Chair of Music Psychology and Improvisation at the University of Edinburgh and a founding member of the Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra. After completing his PhD in Psychology at the University of Glasgow, investigating therapeutic applications of music, Raymond went on to become Director of Postgraduate Studies and was Head of The School of Music between 2013 and 2016. His ongoing research focuses on issues relating to improvisation, psychology of music, music health and wellbeing, musical identities and music education. His work includes studying the processes and outcomes of music participation and music listening.
As a saxophonist and composer his work is informed by a view of improvisation as a social, collaborative and uniquely creative process that provides opportunities to develop new ways of working musically. Collaborating with musicians such as Evan Parker, David Byrne, Jim O'Rourke and Marilyn Crispell, he has released over 50 CDs and toured and broadcast worldwide.
This evening will see McDonald with a genre busting line up of inspiring performers, each one a musical superhero in their own right, join Raymond MacDonald at the Glad Café to present new work inspired by Muriel Spark.
“Mighty and glorious. Music this articulate is rare in any style of music" Jazz Wise “Exhilarating music. it eliminates the boundaries not just between composition and improvisation but between cultures and idioms.” Sydney Morning Herald
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