TITAN: a crane is a bridge

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This CD comprises a stereo mixdown, by Michael Begg, of the original quadraphonic audio installation that was housed in the wheelhouse on top of the Clydebank Titan for the 2017 Sonic-a Festival.

The work was a commission from Cryptic.

Michael Begg’s “monumental” work includes extensive field recordings from the site and its surroundings and the sounds of aeolian harps that were created by Begg to harness the winds that frequent the wheelhouse and viewing deck, 150 ft above the River Clyde.

From Cryptic’s Sonica literature…

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.

“Begg is one of our most significant contemporary experimental composers. A true visionary, Begg has quietly developed his own unique and affecting compositional style and sound.”
 The Active Listener

Previous News about TITAN – http://omnempathy.com/2017/09/15/titan-a-crane-is-a-bridge/

Cryptic / Sonica webpage : http://sonic-a.co.uk/portfolio/titan-a-crane-is-a-bridge/

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This CD comprises a stereo mixdown, by Michael Begg, of the original quadraphonic audio installation that was housed in the wheelhouse on top of the Clydebank Titan for the 2017 Sonic-a Festival.

The work was a commission from Cryptic.

Michael Begg’s “monumental” work includes extensive field recordings from the site and its surroundings and the sounds of aeolian harps that were created by Begg to harness the winds that frequent the wheelhouse and viewing deck, 150 ft above the River Clyde.

From Cryptic’s Sonica literature…

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.

“Begg is one of our most significant contemporary experimental composers. A true visionary, Begg has quietly developed his own unique and affecting compositional style and sound.”
 The Active Listener

Previous News about TITAN – http://omnempathy.com/2017/09/15/titan-a-crane-is-a-bridge/

Cryptic / Sonica webpage : http://sonic-a.co.uk/portfolio/titan-a-crane-is-a-bridge/