Real Name:
Michael Begg
Profile:
Michael Begg is an award winning composer, sound artist and musician based in East Lothian, Scotland.

Michael Begg’s music is located in the place where formal composition and electronic erosion meet; a liminal space coloured by longing and discomfort.

His longstanding Human Greed collaboration with Deryk Thomas has resulted in 5 full albums (Consolation, 2001; Pilgrim: New World Homestead, 2006; Black Hill, 2008; Fortress Longing, 2011, World Fair, 2014) and a further 4 credited to Michael Begg/Human Greed (Dirt on Earth, 2012; OMEGA, 2013, Hivernant, 2015; Let The Cold Stove Sing, 2016) In 2016, he also released A Moon That Lights Itself, a full length recording of a commission from National Galleries, Scotland.

In 2017, he released TITAN: A Crane Is A Bridge, subsequent to completing a commission from Cryptic for Sonica 2017. The commission comprised an original site responsive work to be situate din the wheelhouse on top of the 150 ft tall Titan Crane in Clydebank, Scotland. TITAN won the New Music Scotland 2018 Holiday Inn Theatreland Award for New Electroacoustic / Sound Art work.

He contributes to Clodagh Simonds’s Fovea Hex, and is a core member of the performing unit that has appeared in Italy, Spain, Ireland and, notably, in Paris at the Fondation Cartier at the personal invitation of David Lynch.

His Fragile Pitches collaboration with Colin Potter was commissioned by Edinburgh City Council to be performed in the city’s St Giles Cathedral and subsequently headlined Poland’s Intermediale Festival, and was released as a 2CD in 2008.

He remains closely involved in an ongoing collaboration with Moscow’s blackSKYwhite theatre company. Output from the theatre and gallery work can be found on the recordings Omega and Let The Cold Stove Sing.

Michael’s articles on music and theatre have appeared in Sound on Sound, The Quietus, Audio Media International, Total Theatre, The Scotsman, Adverse Effect and Paraphilia. The Polish Soundscape Institute translated many of his writings into Polish for their international conference in Krakow, 2015.

In 2016, he was appointed to Creative Scotland’s RFO Artistic and Creative Framework Peer Review panel. He is also included among the portfolio of artist educators at Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery.
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Albums

Colin Potter : Michael Begg Colin Potter : Michael Begg - Fragile Pitches Omnempathy, ICR UK 2010 Sell This Version
OMCD03 Michael Begg - Dirt On Earth: A Pocket Of Resistance album art Michael Begg | Human Greed Michael Begg | Human Greed - Dirt On Earth: A Pocket Of Resistance(CD, Album) Omnempathy OMCD03 UK 2012 Sell This Version
Michael Begg - OMEGA:ost album art Michael Begg | Human Greed Michael Begg | Human Greed - OMEGA:ost (Album) Omnempathy UK 2013 Sell This Version
OMCD06 Michael Begg - Hivernant album art Michael Begg | Human Greed Michael Begg | Human Greed - Hivernant(CD, Album) Omnempathy OMCD06 UK 2015 Sell This Version
OMCD08 Michael Begg - A Moon That Lights Itself album art Michael Begg A Moon That Lights Itself(CD, Album) Omnempathy OMCD08 UK 2016 Sell This Version
OMCD07 Michael Begg - Let The Cold Stove Sing album art Michael Begg | Human Greed Michael Begg | Human Greed - Let The Cold Stove Sing(CD, Album) Omnempathy OMCD07 UK 2016 Sell This Version
JNANA003 Michael Begg - New Town Nocturnes album art Chris Connelly & Michael Begg Chris Connelly & Michael Begg - New Town Nocturnes(CD, Album) Jnana Records JNANA003 Canada 2016 Sell This Version
OMCD10 Michael Begg - One True Vine album art Michael Begg | Mélenchon Brève Michael Begg | Mélenchon Brève - One True Vine(CD, Album) Omnempathy OMCD10 UK 2017 Sell This Version
OMCD09 Michael Begg - Titan: A Crane Is A Bridge album art Michael Begg Titan: A Crane Is A Bridge(CD, Album) Omnempathy OMCD09 UK 2017 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Michael Begg - Scenes From The Carefree Life Of A Roman Lady album art Michael Begg Scenes From The Carefree Life Of A Roman Lady(File, AAC) Omnempathy none UK 2010
na Michael Begg - Live Dark Arts At The Classic album art Michael Begg Live Dark Arts At The Classic(File, AAC) Omnempathy na UK 2011