A Moon That Lights Itself

A newly commissioned work for electronics, strings and moonlight, by Michael Begg

In association with the major summer exhibition “Inspiring Impressionism” Scottish National Galleries have commissioned the development and performance of a new piece of music, “A Moon That Lights Itself”.

The work evokes the nocturnal life of the French painter Charles Fran├žois Daubigny in his later years, floating on his boat studio, addressing, directly, the moon. This is set in the context of France in the 1870s, on the cusp of impressionism, modernism, and the birth of recording.

The work will be performed in the main hall of the Royal Scottish Academy, Princes St, Edinburgh, on September 16th 2016, 7.30pm