Michael's work with Black Glass ensemble has been recognised by New music Scotland and the Scottish Awards for New Music 2021 with shortlisted nominations in 2 categories.
The work BE MINE IN PATIENCE - AN EMBRACE IN B MINOR has been shortlisted for Best New Electroacoustic / Sound Art Work and also for the ISM Award for New Music in Covid Times.
Full information on all the awards and nominations can be found on the New Music Scotland website: https://newmusicscotland.co.uk/awards2021/
About Be Mine In Patience:
Prior to the 20th century, and the emergent dominance of equal temperament, the association of emotions with particular musical keys was common practice.
The Black Glass Ensemble recently revisited this historical alignment of sound and emotion to offer a brief ‘embrace’ in B Minor - the key associated with patience.
The initial embrace, featuring the 8 musicians of the Black Glass Ensemble and guest Colin Potter, with whom they had been due to perform prior to the Covid19 lockdown, was well received. Consequently, Black Glass sought to widen the reach of their embrace to other musicians to make a more comprehensive piece of work.
The response was unprecedented. 104 musicians returned 247 individual musical tracks to be mixed into this present arrangement.
The full 38’ 50” minute work, “Be Mine in Patience: an Embrace in B minor” is made freely available in the hope that this extended embrace may help in some small way to nurture strength, fortitude and comfort.
released June 15, 2020
Black Glass Ensemble and Friends
Be Mine in Patience: an Embrace in B minor
Arranged and produced by Michael Begg
Cover Image by Ben Ponton, used by permission of Sue Cannon
The Black Glass Ensemble:
The Alaska None
Artificial Memory Trace
Edvard Graham Lewis
Patrick Tubin McGinley
B J Nilsen
Second Harmonic Generation
Steven R. Smith
Frans de Waard