I'm a composer, performer and sound artist. I have been designing my own computer-based sound processing instruments/environments for more than 20 years, to create uniquely rich, spatialised music and sound. Often collaborative my work encompasses composing, field recording, live electronics, interactivity and improvisation.  I make standalone electroacoustic works, music for instruments and voices, music and sound design for dance, film and installation. 

Find out more about my work, listen to sounds and watch videos here.

I'm a member of invisiblEARts, a group of Scottish based composers. I teach composition and direct the Electroacoustic Studios at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where I was made Professor in 2017, and I'm a keen tango dancer.

Alistair in Huntly


New release with Catriona McKay on CD and Bandcamp:
when feathers appear

Music/sound design for film:  The moss and the cosmos

Recording with Catriona McKay on Bandcamp:
Harponium Electrosessions

CD on empreintes DIGITALes:
Cabinets de curiosité

Two CDs on Leo Records:
Untold Story with Anne-Liis Poll, and
Free Radicals with Anne-Liis Poll, Mieko Kanno, Anto Pett and Aaron Shorr.

Find me on Soundcloud

Unknown Story
free radicals