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Photo of Raymond MacDonald and Neil Davidson with a sandy beach behind them.

Improvised Music Performance by Raymond MacDonald and Neil Davidson

In keeping with the spirit of Air a’ Chùl Fraoin, this performance will explore listening and the listening body. The kind of listening going on might be the listening of a greeting, or the kind of listening we do in nature. Or it might be the kind of listening that goes deeper than all that and resonates with things just existing and persisting. We choose sounds that we think do justice to all this listening and see where those sounds take us.

Raymond MacDonald and Neil Davidson have been playing improvised music together for over 20 years. Their practice has taken them to Norway, Germany, Japan and even Falkirk. They’ve made lots of records together and worked with some very fine musicians from around the world.  Their last performance was at Taigh Chearsabhagh in November 2022 to launch their album,  Barracuda, released on Iorram records, a label they started together with their friend and bassist Una MacGlone.   Raymond is also Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation at Edinburgh University. Neil used to teach on the applied music degree at University of Highlands and Islands and is now a software developer and dry stone dyker.


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