The culmination of a two-week residency, composer Michael Begg produces and performs a new work, Sonámbulo: un bebedero para pájaros compuesto por dientes para la novia del viento, of experimental electronic music that takes English-born Mexican artist, Leonora Carrington’s paintings as its theme. Using surrealist methods to discover the sound worlds of Carrington’s strange, worrying and often disturbing paintings, expect a challenging composition that delves into the unconscious mind and evokes detailed dream-like imagery.
Michael is an award-winning composer, sound artist and musician based in East Lothian, Scotland. His music is located in the place where formal composition and electronic erosion meet; a liminal space coloured by longing and discomfort.
“One of our most significant contemporary experimental composers. A true visionary, Begg has quietly developed his own unique and affecting compositional style and sound.” The Active Listener
Premiered at the Mexican Center for Music and Sound Arts (CMMAS), Morelia.
Part of Seeing Hearing UK Mexico, a three-year collaboration between the UK and Mexico made possible with the support of Anglo Arts, the cultural department of The Anglo Mexican Foundation A.C; British Council Mexico; CMMAS (Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras) and Cryptic.