Michael Begg has been commissioned by Cryptic to compose and install a new work for electronics, cables, strings and breath to be installed in the wheelhouse of the Clydebank Titan for this year’s Sonica Festival (http://sonic-a.co.uk/sonica-2017/)
Full details can be found on the Sonica website:
From the Sonica Programme:
High over Clydebank, in the wheelhouse at the top of the Titan Crane, Michael Begg presents a site-specific installation that transforms the iconic structure into both musical inspiration and musical instrument. The crane symbolises past and future, both a monument to an industrial age of unprecedented feats of engineering and exploration and, today, signals a prospective epoch of ambition, imagination and outgoingness. In Begg’s piece, the crane and its environment become the basis for a work for electronics, cables, strings and breaths, playing on the material of the structure and the voice of the wind that sings around the elevated wheelhouse.
There is a preview of the upcoming TITAN installation on the Cryptic Soundcloud
The BBC have also produced a brief video clip to complement their news item on the production…