Welcome to Improbable Music, the online home of Toronto-based singer, musician and video artist Laurel MacDonald. Haunting the periphery of the Canadian music and media art scene for over two decades, MacDonald explores unexpected intersections between visuals and music.
NEWS

Patchwork, a new voice+visuals performance project with my longtime collaborators Mary Jane Lamond and Phil Strong, had its world premier at Sound Symposium XVIII in St. John’s Newfoundland in July 2016.
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Laurel MacDonald and Mary Jane Lamond perform in Patchwork
at Sound Symposium XVIII (Photo by Greg Locke)
RECENTLY

Motion graphics designer for Random Acts of Legacy,
a feature-length documentary by Ali Kazimi, world premier screening at
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, May 2016

Video designer for SiNS Dance’s production of Waiting for Bardo(t),
Halifax Nova Scotia, April 2016

Video operator for Fujiwara Dance Inventions' production of Eunoia,
Canadian tour, October 2015

XXIX multi-channel screening as part of composer and media artist
John Oswald's retrospective show at angelica festival international di musica,
Bologna, May 2015

Vocalist for The Messenger, a feature-length documentary by Su Rynard,
world premier screening at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto, April 2016

Member of the vocal ensemble along with Marie-Josée Chartier, Katherine Duncanson, Anne Fauteux, Fides Krucker, Brenna MacCrimmon and Suba Sankaran for A Mourning Chorus, a performance project created by artist Sara Angelucci as part of her 2014 residency at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Site-specific performances at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum.

Watch a documentary video of A Mourning Chorus at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, September 2014.