Recordings

This page doesn’t look fancy, but it’s got what you need if you’re interested in hearing Payton’s music.

You can find his music on his Bandcamp page

and his SPOTIFY page as well as all other major streaming platforms

The Florid Organum recordings for snare drum they are HERE

Sonic Divide recordings are HERE

A complete list of Payton’s recordings by genre/type are below, with links on each title to the Spotify page.

RECORDINGS AS COMPOSER/IMPROVISER

Modules (2019), featuring Payton on marimba, Elliott Sharp on guitars, and Steven Crammer on drums

Omnisphere (2018), featuring Alarm Will Sound and Medeski, Martin, and Wood (the first composition is by Payton: “Kid Tao Mammal”)

New Jersey Percussion Ensemble at 50: Vol. 1 (2018), includes works by Payton MacDonald and Peter Jarvis

Payton, Peter, Elliott (2011), featuring Payton on marimba, Elliott Sharp on guitars, and Peter Evans on trumpet

Payton MacDonald, Works for Tabla (2007), featuring Shawn Mativetsky and the William Paterson University Percussion Ensemble

SOLO MARIMBA RECORDINGS

The solo marimba recordings are in two categories:

1.) Super Marimba

2.) Explorations

You can find all of these recordings on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms. From October 2020 to October 2021 Payton is making one solo marimba recording every week, for 52 weeks straight.

OTHER CHAMBER MUSIC

Verederos: In Common (2003), featuring Jessica Johnson, flute and Payton MacDonald, percussion, works by Lou Harrison, Payton MacDonald, Stuart Saunders Smith, Joseph Michaels, Ralph Shapey, Cenk Ergun, John Cage

Verederos: Music for Flute and Percussion (1999), featuring Jessica Johnson, flute, and Payton MacDonald, percussion, works by Lou Harrison, Michael Udow, Payton MacDonald, Cindy McTee

RECORDINGS AS DHRUPAD SINGER

Raag Todi (2020), featuring Peter Fagiola on pakhawaj

Raag Bihag (2020), featuring Peter Fagiola on pakhawaj

Afternoon Ragas (2020), featuring Pandit Akhilesh Gundecha on pakhawaj

Morning Ragas (2020), featuring Pandit Akhilesh Gundecha on pakhawaj

Raag Malkauns (2020), featuring Pandit Akhilesh Gundecha on pakhawaj

Raag Jog (2020), featuring Pandit Akhilesh Gundecha on pakhawaj

RECORDINGS WITH ALARM WILL SOUND

Gordon: Van Gogh (2011)

Steve Reich: Tehillim/The Desert Music (2011)

a/rhythmia (2009)

Acoustica (2006)