Sonambulo

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In 2018, Michael completed a composer residency at the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS) in Morelia, Mexico.

The residency was supported by the British Council, CMMAS, Cryptic and Anglo Arts as part of a three year programme; Seeing Hearing Mexico UK.

Michael used the residency to explore the life and work of Leonora Carrington, a British painter, who became a figure of national importance in her adopted Mexico before she became more broadly recognised as a key figure in surrealism and feminism.

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In 2018, Michael completed a composer residency at the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS) in Morelia, Mexico. The residency was supported by the British Council, CMMAS, Cryptic and Anglo Arts as part of a three year programme; Seeing Hearing Mexico UK. Michael used the residency to explore the life and work of Leonora Carrington, a British painter, who became a figure of national importance in her adopted Mexico before she became more broadly recognised as a key figure in surrealism and feminism. Michael presented his work in public in CMMAS at the end of his residency, before giving a lecture in the Centre for Digital Arts in Mexico City. Back in the UK he continued to work on the compositions which would finally emerge as the recording, Sonambulo: A Birdbath of Teeth, Composed for the Bride of the Wind. REVIEWS “Expansive and with a fine touch of experimentalism… Begg at his best.” Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly (NL) “An album full of magical, surrealistic beauty” Jan Willem Broek, De Subjectivisten (Shadow cabinet) “Magnificent… Possesses a mystical aura… Contains vast open landscapes and compressed, solemn twilights” Paolo Bertoni Blow Up (It) “mysterious… enigmatic… minimalism with maximum impact” Peter Van Cooten, Ambient Blog (BE) “It is in the liminal space between dog and wolf that the music of the Scottish artist Michael Begg is housed. Begg is the musician who awakens at dusk like others do at dawn. He is the musical somnambulist. His musical landscape subtly and slowly changes, but each time it is reflected in the same window of soot black glass. Denis Boyer, Feardrop (FR)

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Weight 80 kg