Composer, improviser, percussionist, singer, filmmaker

Payton MacDonald’s work centers around sonic exploration. From October 2020 through September 2022, he released one full-length, ground-breaking recording a week, for 100 recordings total, one of many ambitious, innovative projects.

He has also recently launched his Sonic Peaks project, a follow up to his groundbreaking Sonic Divide adventure. Both events combine experimental music with extended time in nature completing intense cycling and hiking events, captured on film.

And two new quartets are in motion: Void Patrol with Elliott Sharp, Billy Martin, and Colin Stetson, and Super Marimba Band, with Mark Stone, Shawn Mativetsky, and Damon Grant.

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