Michael Begg

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Michael Begg
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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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JRDS004A, JRDS004B Michael Begg - Here Is Where We Used To Sing / Three Beams album art Fovea Hex Fall Calling Fovea Hex - Here Is Where We Used To Sing / Three Beams(CD, Album + CD + Ltd) Janet Records, Janet Records JRDS004A, JRDS004B Ireland 2011 Sell This Version
OMIC2, Michael Begg - Fortress Longing: The Internal Campaign For The Safe And Complete Return Of The Sleeping Egyptian To The Desert album art Human Greed Deshret Human Greed - Fortress Longing: The Internal Campaign For The Safe And Complete Return Of The Sleeping Egyptian To The Desert(CD, Album + CDr, Ltd) Omnempathy, ICR OMIC2, UK 2011 Sell This Version

Vocals

Shayo 015 Michael Begg - Troglobite album art Blind Cave Salamander Blind Cave Salamander - Troglobite(CD, Album) Shayo Shayo 015 Switzerland 2009 Sell This Version
Michael Begg - I:I:XII Hail Hope album art Fovea Hex Fovea Hex - I:I:XII Hail Hope (Single) Janet Records Ireland 2010 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

RESCD02, OMCD00 Michael Begg - Consolation album art Human Greed Human Greed - Consolation(CD) Omnempathy, Omnempathy RESCD02, OMCD00 UK 2001 Sell This Version
OMCD01 Michael Begg - Pilgrim: New World Homestead album art Human Greed Human Greed - Pilgrim: New World Homestead(CD, Album) Omnempathy OMCD01 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DS83, DS86, DS89, DS83 B, DS86 B, DS89 B, JR001, JR002, JR003 Michael Begg - Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent album art Fovea Hex Long Distance Fovea Hex - Neither Speak Nor Remain Silent(6xCD, EP + Box, Comp, Ltd) Die Stadt, Janet Records DS83, DS86, DS89, DS83 B, DS86 B, DS89 B, JR001, JR002, JR003 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
DS89, JR003 Michael Begg - Allure album art Fovea Hex Long Distance Fovea Hex - Allure(CD, EP, Ltd) Die Stadt, Janet Records DS89, JR003 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
DS106 Michael Begg - Gone Every Evening album art Andrew Liles & Fovea Hex Andrew Liles & Fovea Hex - Gone Every Evening(7", Ltd) Die Stadt DS106 Germany 2008 Sell This Version
LUMB011 Michael Begg - Black Hill: Midnight At The Blighted Star album art Human Greed Human Greed - Black Hill: Midnight At The Blighted Star(CD, Album) Lumberton Trading Company LUMB011 UK 2008 Sell This Version
LUMB012 Michael Begg - Autumn Blood (Constructions) album art Various Moonsuite IV: Dalkeith's Next Top Model Various - Autumn Blood (Constructions)(CD, Album, Comp, Ltd) Lumberton Trading Company LUMB012 Poland 2009 Sell This Version
Shayo 015 Michael Begg - Troglobite album art Blind Cave Salamander Blind Cave Salamander - Troglobite(CD, Album) Shayo Shayo 015 Switzerland 2009 Sell This Version
none Michael Begg - Music For The Deep Woods album art Laura Sheeran Ag Chuimhniú Laura Sheeran - Music For The Deep Woods(CDr, EP, Ltd) Not On Label none Ireland 2010 Sell This Version
OMIC1, OMIC1A Michael Begg - Fragile Pitches album art Colin Potter : Michael Begg Colin Potter : Michael Begg - Fragile Pitches(2xCD + CDr, Ltd) Omnempathy, ICR, Omnempathy, ICR OMIC1, OMIC1A UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Michael Begg - Scenes From The Carefree Life Of A Roman Lady album art Michael Begg Michael Begg - Scenes From The Carefree Life Of A Roman Lady(File, AAC) Omnempathy none UK 2010
none Michael Begg - Scenes From The Carefree Life Of A Roman Lady: 2 album art Human Greed Human Greed - Scenes From The Carefree Life Of A Roman Lady: 2(File, AAC) Omnempathy none UK 2010
OMIC2, Michael Begg - Fortress Longing: The Internal Campaign For The Safe And Complete Return Of The Sleeping Egyptian To The Desert album art Human Greed Human Greed - Fortress Longing: The Internal Campaign For The Safe And Complete Return Of The Sleeping Egyptian To The Desert(CD, Album + CDr, Ltd) Omnempathy, ICR OMIC2, UK 2011 Sell This Version
Michael Begg - Here Is Where We Used To Sing album art Fovea Hex Every Evening and 8 more… Fovea Hex - Here Is Where We Used To Sing (Album) Janet Records Ireland 2011 Sell This Version
JR005 Michael Begg - I:I:XII Hail Hope album art Fovea Hex Fovea Hex - I:I:XII Hail Hope(CD, Single) Janet Records JR005 Ireland 2012 Sell This Version
GG171 Michael Begg - Day Of Knowledge album art Chris Connelly Chris Connelly - Day Of Knowledge(CD, Album) Klanggalerie GG171 Austria 2012 Sell This Version
SWE018 Michael Begg - From A River To A Hill album art 48 Cameras 48 Cameras - From A River To A Hill(CDr, Album, Ltd) Siren Wire Editions SWE018 UK 2012 Sell This Version
0011_2013 Michael Begg - We Could Bring You Silk In May album art 48 Cameras / Scanner 48 Cameras / Scanner - We Could Bring You Silk In May(CD, Album) Interzone (2) 0011_2013 Belgium 2013 Sell This Version
HDFH1021, DS116, HDFHCD25, DS116A Michael Begg - The Salt Garden I album art Fovea Hex The Golden Sun Rises Upon The World Again and 3 more… Fovea Hex - The Salt Garden I(10", EP + CD, EP) Headphone Dust, Die Stadt, Headphone Dust, Die Stadt HDFH1021, DS116, HDFHCD25, DS116A Europe 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
Michael Begg - The Salt Garden II album art Fovea Hex All Those Signs and 1 more… Fovea Hex - The Salt Garden II (EP) Headphone Dust, Die Stadt, Headphone Dust, Die Stadt, Headphone Dust, Die Stadt UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version