Omnempathy releases work by award winning East Lothian based composer, musician and sound artist Michael Begg. Related items include Human Greed, Fovea Hex and Fragile Pitches
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Michael Begg | Mélenchon Brève
ONE TRUE VINE is now available on CD and download
Reflective and devotional tones charged with spirituality and contemplative sorrowNorman Records
TITAN: A Crane Is A Bridge, Begg’s commissioned work for Cryptic’s Sonica Festival is available on CD and download
Begg’s extraordinary sound… building to moments of ecstatic beautyThe Scotsman
Black Glass Ensemble
ARISE FROM THE TWILIGHT In the autumn of 2018, Michael Begg published a hand written poster seeking musicians to join him in a new exploration of the liminal territories between contemporary classical and experimental music.
A grouping of seven highly skilled and experienced players joined him in exploratory rehearsals.
Now that the Scottish winter is clearing, the Black Glass Ensemble are in a position to be able to share their emerging work. The clip below represents a recording made with the assistance of the Help Musicians UK Do It Differently Fund, as well as in kind support from Coach House, and Cryptic Glasgow .
Composer Residency, Mexico
In November – December 2018 Michael spent time in Morelia and Mexico City.
The composer residency was developed as part of Seeing Hearing UK Mexico, a three-year collaboration between the UK and Mexico made possible with the support of Anglo Arts the cultural department of The Anglo Mexican Foundation A.C; British Council Mexico, CMMAS (Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras) and Cryptic. Michael spent two weeks in the studios of CMMAS, Morelia, and concluded his residency with a solo performance there..
Whilst in Mexico, Michael developed a new piece os work, Sonambulo, based on the work of painter Leonora Carrington. He also gave a talk, Reconciling The Divorce Between Music And Space at the Centro de Cultura Digital in Mexico City.
TITAN: A Crane Is A Bridge
World Premiere. A Cryptic / Sonica commission for Sonica 2017, Glasgow, UK
~ WINNER Scottish New Music Awards 2018 ~
- Michael Begg’s TITAN was awarded the Holiday Inn Theatreland Award for New Electroacoustic / Sound Art work at the 2018 Scottish New Music Awards.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.