ART INSTALLATION
[Arc]hitecture
Programmed choreography for the Windscape installation at Luminato Festival, Toronto 2012
Solo Exhibition
Art & Drinks Gallery, Toronto 2011
Alone Together
Video installation and interactive, tablet-based app, with Shawn Kerwin, premier at the Bata Shoe Museum, Nuit Blanche Toronto, 2011
XXIX
Video installation at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, as part of Nuit Blanche 2010
Sequential Duet
Video/Sound Installation, 2010
if I love you if you love me
Video Installation for Luminato Festival, Toronto, 2009
Dear Provenance
Video/Sound Installation,
Toronto Alternative Fashion Week 2009
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Sound Installation by John Oswald for the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 2007 (Project Coordinator, Musical Arrangements, Sound Recordist, Vocalist)
Shimmer : Jitter
Video/Sound Installation,
Making Room Festival, Toronto, 2006
FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
XXIX
Glasgow Short Film Festival, UK 2011
Heart Of Gold International Film Festival, Australia 2011
Chicago International Movies and Music Festival 2011
Sensoria Shorts, Sheffield UK 2011
Columbus International Film + Video Festival 2011
Sequential Duet
Moves International Festival of Movement on Screen, Liverpool 2011
Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne, Chalon sur Saône 2011
Loikka tanssielokuvafestivaali (Loikka Dance Film Festival), Helsinki 2011
The Artist Project (Untapped Competition Selection), Toronto 2011
one two many few
Parkdale Film + Video Festival, Toronto, 2009
Festival International du Film sur l’Art, Montreal 2010
AWARDS
Award, Experimental Shorts Category, Columbus International Film + Video Festival for XXIX, 2011
Scotiabank People’s Choice Award, Open Call Category, Nuit Blanche for XXIX, 2010
The #1 Essential Echoes CD, Public Radio International for Luscinia's Lullaby, 2005
Gemini Award, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television with Philip Strong, for the score for the dance film Year of the Lion, 2003
LIVE PERFORMANCE

Mourning Chorus - Site-specific performances at Art Gallery of Ontario and Royal Ontario Museum, 2014
NXNE Festival - Toronto, 2013
SOUNDplay Festival - Toronto, 2012
Factory Media Centre - Hamilton Ontario, 2012
Sound Symposium XVI - St. John’s Newfoundland, 2012
SOUNDplay Festival - Videovoce at New Adventures in Sound Art Festival, Toronto, 2010
MUTEK - Videovoce at North America’s premier festival of digital creativity, Montreal, 2010
Art School (Dismissed) - Videovoce Performance/Installation with Philip Strong, Toronto, 2010
SummerWorks Theatre Festival - Videovoce in the Performance Gallery, Toronto, 2009
Breaking Ground - Coleman Lemieux Dance Company, 2009 (With countertenor Daniel Taylor)
Song of the Innocents - Theatre Production for the Caribou Project, Toronto, 2007 (Composer, Musical Director, Performer)
Soon… Fait au Canada Dance Festival, Toronto, 2006 (Actor, Vocalist)
Lam - Dusk Dances Festival, Toronto, 2003 (Composer, Actor, Vocalist)
Souls - Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre, Toronto, 2001 (Vocalist)
Monterey World Music Festival, California, 1999 (Solo Concert)
Central Park Summerstage, New York, 1999 (Solo Concert)
The National Arts Centre, Ottawa, 1995 (Solo Concert)

Member of Georgian vocal ensemble Darbazi, 2003 - present
Member of folk/world music ensemble 3 Our Tour, 1992 - 1997
Vocalist/instrumentalist Mary Jane Lamond band, North American tour, 1996
Member of folk/world music ensemble Salt Ayre, 1991 - 1992

MUSIC FOR FILM, TELEVISION, THEATRE & DANCE

Nureyev - Moze Mossanen, Director, Dance Film for Bravo!Canada, 2009 (Composer)
Triage; The Dilemma of Dr. James Orbinski - Documentary Film, 2007 (Vocalist)
Ever Thus - Moonhorse Dance Theatre, Toronto, 2006 (Composer)
No Great Mischief - Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa, 2005 (Musical Director)
Shake Hands with the Devil - Peter Raymont, Director, Documentary Film, 2004 (Vocalist)
Sly Verb - Toronto Dance Theatre, 2003 (Vocalist)
Power/Full - Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York, 2002 (Licensed Music)
Opening Night - Theme Music for CBC Televison Series, 2001-2007 (Vocalist)
Sea in the Blood - Richard Fung, Director, Documentary Film, 2000 (Composer)
The Hanging Garden - Thom Fitzgerald, Director, 1997 (Vocalist & Licensed Music)
Eja Mater - Ballet de l’Opéra National de Paris, Palais Garnier, 1997 (Licensed Music)
Mémoire de l’Eau - Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, 1997 (Licensed Music)
The Winter Room - Ballet British Columbia 1995, Alberta Ballet 2002, 2006 (Licensed Music)

RECORDINGS

Luscinia’s Lullaby - Solo CD, Improbable Music, 2005 (Produced by Philip Strong)
Chroma - Solo CD, BMG Classics/RCA, 1999 (Produced by Philip Strong)
Wingspan - Remix EP, BMG Classics/RCA, 1999 (With John Oswald, Bill Laswell, and Transglobal Underground)
Crooning On Venus - Compilation CD, Virgin Records UK, 1996 (Produced by David Toop)
Here & Now: A Celebration of Canadian Music - Compilation CD, CBC/Canada Council/Sony Music Canada, 1995
Kiss Closed My Eyes - Solo CD, Improbable Music, 1995 (Produced by Philip Strong)

PROGRAMS OF STUDY

Canadian Film Centre Media Lab Residency, 2011
Dance Film Workshop with David Hinton, CanAsian International Dance Festival & Kaeja d’Dance, 2009
Interrarium - Interdisciplinary Performance Workshop with Marie-Josée Chartier, Andy Jones and Archer Pechawis, The Banff Centre for the Arts, 2008
Self-Solo Creation - Interdisciplinary Performance Workshop with Meagan O'Shea, 2007 & 2008
Pure Research - Facilitator, with Philip Strong and composer Cathy Nosaty, in collaborative workshop for Nightswimming Theatre in Toronto, 2006; to experiment with the use of Ableton Live software in a theatrical context
Poetry in Space - Interdisciplinary Performance Workshop with Claudia Moore, 2005
International Voice Workshop with Richard Armstrong, The Banff Centre for the Arts, 2005
Workshops and ongoing study of vocal traditions from around the world, including intensive workshops in Germany in 2003, Corsica in 2004 and Georgia, 2012
Studies in Film & Video at LIFT (Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto), 2007, 2010
Studies in Video Editing at Ryerson University Continuing Education, 2006
Studies in Still Photography at Ryerson University Continuing Education, 2002
Full Time Studies in Fine Art History and in the History of Architecture and Design,
Dalhousie University, Halifax and University of Toronto, 1976-1981

MEDIA COVERAGE

MUTEKMAG The Sung and the Seen - The Visuality of Voice, by Stacey DeWolfe, 2011
Musician Moves into Silent Visual for Luminato - Toronto City Centre Mirror, 2009
The Arts Tonight - Interview with Li Robbins, CBC Radio, 2006
New Sounds - Interview with John Schaefer, WNYC New York Public Radio, 2005
Echoes - Interview with Jeff Towne, Public Radio International, 2005
Definitely Not the Opera - Live Concert Broadcast, CBC Radio, 2000
Mixx on the Fly - Live in Studio Performance, WCBE National Public Radio, 1999
Gzowski in Conversation - Live in Studio Performance, CBC Television, 1999
Kiss Closed My Eyes - Documentary Film on Laurel MacDonald, Bravo!Canada, 1996
Morningside - Interview, CBC Radio, 1995

NOW - Avant-garde Dream Team, Brent Raynor, 2006
Toronto Sun - MacDonald's Music Mixed to Perfection, Mary Dickie, 2006
The Chronicle Herald - Stratospheric Audio Adventures, Stephen Cooke, 2005
Whole Note - An Electrifying Mélange, Dianne Wells, 2005
Inside Entertainment - Another Strikingly Original Work, Nicholas Jennings, 2004
Toronto Life Fashion - Gifted Performer Crafts Cross-Cultural Musical Collages, Jennifer Leonard, 1999
NOW - Fluttery Soundscapes of Laurel MacDonald Dazzle in Several Disciplines, Kim Hughes, 1999
Maclean’s -Three Singer-Songwriters Release Breakthrough Albums, Nicholas Jennings, 1999
eye - The Coolest Musicians in Toronto, Cindy McGlynn, 1995
eye - An Eye-Opening Debut, Erin Hawkins, 1995
Billboard - MacDonald Weaves Modern, Traditional Sounds, Larry LeBlanc, 1995
Venue - Improbable Music: A Sonic Journey with Laurel MacDonald, Kevin Press, 1995