Michael Begg

Michael Begg is an award winning composer, sound and recording artist based in East Lothian, Scotland.

Arctic Science Summit Week

Arctic Science Summit Week

Education News
The University of Edinburgh recently hosted the International Arctic Science Committee's Arctic Science Summit week. https://assw.info I gave a talk...
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Antarctica Residency

Antarctica Residency

News
I am excited to accept the position of Musician in Residence aboard HMS Protector in the upcoming Antarctic season. A...
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UNESCO: The Week of Sound

UNESCO: The Week of Sound

Music / Sound News
UNESCO Week of Sound. Edinburgh. 17th Oct, 1100 I’m giving a talk, and answering questions, on my data composition work...
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London 1666: The Burn

London 1666: The Burn

Music / Sound News Projects
https://youtu.be/bA0xwx_1eJ4 From the archive... "Commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Watch London 1666 burn on the...
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Elsewhere Garden

Elsewhere Garden

Articles News Projects
The Elsewhere Garden, Semple Begg’s garden for art therapy charity, the Teapot Trust has won a gold medal at RHS...
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4’33 Magazine interview

4’33 Magazine interview

Interviews News
There is an interview with me (in French) web magazine, 4'33. Forming new shapes of music to uncover and address...
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Sounding The Ice Factory

Sounding The Ice Factory

Music / Sound News Projects
Sounding The Ice Factory is a recording of ambient chamber works composed, programmed and assembled during my residency with the...
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Music Hackspace

Music Hackspace

Education News
On January 28th I will be one of three presenters at the Max Meetup run by Music Hackspace. I'll be...
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15 Questions | 3 part interview

15 Questions | 3 part interview

Interviews News
An extensive interview with Tobias Fischer in 15 Questions was published in 3 parts at the end of 2022. Part...
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Work recognised as EU Mission action

Work recognised as EU Mission action

News
My sound artist residency with the European Marine Board has been recognised & credited as an action within the EU's...
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Black Hill – double cassette ‘Moonsuite’ edition

Black Hill – double cassette ‘Moonsuite’ edition

News
Was Ist Das have released a double cassette edition of Human Greed's Black Hill: Midnight at the Blighted Star. The...
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Moonlight and Sentiment

Moonlight and Sentiment

Music / Sound News Projects
Michael Begg's new solo release, Moonlight and Sentiment, is now available. A CD edition has been published by Klanggalerie (Vienna)...
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“Michael Begg is one of Scotland’s most innovative and emotionally affecting musicians. His work bridges science and art, classical and contemporary, breaking new ground while thrilling audiences.”

Alan Morrison, Head of Music, Creative Scotland

Michael Begg Mexico City 2018
About Michael Begg

Michael Begg is an award winning composer and sound artist, based in East Lothian, Scotland. He is an Associate Artist at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, and has held residencies with the European Marine Board, Ocean ARTic Partnership, the Mexican Centre for Music and Sound Art, and Friends of the Scott Polar Research Institute.


He won the New Music Scotland Award for Sound Art in 2018, for his site specific sound work, TITAN, a Cryptic commission for Sonica, located in the wheelhouse of Clydebank's iconic shipyard crane.

He is the musical director of Black Glass Ensemble. The Ensemble was featured in a two day showcase, Black Glass In Pieces, in the Made In Scotland showcase at the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe.

“one of the most important experimental composers of our time”

CCD Radio, Mexico