Recordings

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

Almost all of Payton’s recordings can be found on his SPOTIFY page.

You can also find his music on his Bandcamp page

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

Super Marimba III (2013), marimba + electronics

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

Marimba Improvisations, vol. 1 (2011), acoustic marimba

Super Marimba II (2008), marimba + electronics

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

Super Marimba (2004), marimba + electronics

 

PERCUSSION RECORDINGS AS INTERPRETER

Solo Marimba Commissions, vol. 2 (2018), works by Elliott Sharp, Stuart Saunders Smith, Peter Jarvis, Jeffrey Kresky, and Robert Morris

Solo Marimba Commissions, vol. 2 (2011), works by Charles Wuorinen, Caleb Burhans, and David Saperstein

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)