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Welcome to Improbable Music, home of Toronto-based singer, composer and video artist Laurel MacDonald.

News • Autumn 2022

I'm so pleased to launch this, my new Improbable Music website!
Lovingly built by me, by hand, in Toronto, Canada : )

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I Eat the Stars • Recording Project, 2023

I am super excited to be back in the studio, recording the songs from I Eat the Stars, my musical adaptation of the poetry of Rebecca Elson from her book A Responsibility to Awe. The record is being produced by my longtime creative partner Phil Strong. The initial release will be on my Bandcamp page and via the streaming services, release date TBA…

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Regards Hybrides, 2023

My 2009 film one two many few, featuring Viv Moore, has been chosen for the Regards Hybrides collection of Canadian screendance works. This collection of dance films produced in Canada between 1980 and 2020 will be screened on the Regards Hybrides website beginning in March 2023.
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I was thrilled to receive a 2021 SOCAN Award for my work with Phil Strong on the film documentary You Are Here, directed by Moze Mossanen for Bell Media Canada/HBO!
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Moving Parts • Fujiwara Dance Inventions, 2023

Cathy Nosaty, Phil Strong and I are thrilled to be starting work on the full-length production of Moving Parts, for Denise Fujiwara of Fujiwara Dance Inventions. This is the 4th phase and the culmination of a multi-year project, a new 45-minute dance+choral production which will have its premiere at Dusk Dances in Toronto in August 2023, with tour dates TBA…

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Kitchen Dances • Moze Mossanen & Kaeja d’Dance, 2022

Phil Strong and I just finished the scores for Kitchen Dances, a series of five short dance films for the creative team of Moze Mossanen and Kaeja d’Dance, with choreographers Karen and Allen Kaeja, Roberto Campanella, Aria Evans, Diane Kolin and William Yong. Release date TBA…

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Love Learn Listen • Fujiwara Dance Inventions & DanceWorks, 2021

I was thrilled to work with Denise Fujiwara to compose the song Love Learn Listen for the short dance film of the same name, and to record it with a stellar team of Toronto singers and musicians: Annabelle Chvostek, Dylan Bell, Mike Evin and Andrew Downing. Love Learn Listen was featured at the Logcinema Music Film Festival in Buenos Aires in June 2022.


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