TITAN: A Crane Is A Bridge – A Cryptic Commission for Sonica – 2017
Electronic installation and instrument creation (Aeolian harps) located in the wheelhouse and the viewing deck of Clydebank’s Titan crane.

Titan: A Crane is a Bridge

A Moon That Lights Itself – Scottish National Galleries – 2016
Commission for performance of new work for electronics, strings and moonlight, in association with the major summer exhibition, “Inspiring Impressionism”

London 1666 – Artichoke Trust – 2016
Soundtrack and sound design to accompany broadcast and streaming of large scale public event to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. See page below for details.

London 1666 recordings

Austerity Bites – ENOC – 2014
Commission soundtrack and sound art for 20+ mini films created by children throughout the European Union to document the European experience of children growing with austerity measures

A Safe Child – Caged Beasty Arts, 2014
Commissioned soundtrack for documentary film produced for  9th BASPCAN  Congress addressing European Child Protection issues

OMEGA – blackSKYwhite, 2013
Soundtrack and dialogue for Moscow’s blackSKYwhite theatre company production of Omega, which previewed at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival and premiered at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival the same year.

Available on CD and digital download

“A black, bleak mash-up of turns set to a full-on score by electronic composer Michael Begg. There’s smoke and contortions, a two-headed crooner, a dancing skeleton, and a frenetic nutcase with a feather on his head. Think Tod Browning’s Freaks crossed with David Lynch’s Eraserhead. I bet Madonna will put some of these tricks into her next tour.”

“Driven by the three-way powerhouse of soundtrack, lighting design, and physical action, what looks to be burlesque romp dissolves into something far more dangerous. Omega is a truly total theatre… thrilling, uncomfortable, scary. You will emerge blinking into the daylight shaken and stirred. Be warned.”
Dorothy Max Prior, TOTAL THEATRE

Fragile Pitches – City of Edinburgh – 2009
Council/Regular Music / Unique Events commission. Celebrating the city’s Hogmanay festivities, Michael Begg and Colin Potter played two sets to a crowded St Giles Cathedral.

Available on 2CD and digital download

“Fragile Pitches allowed the sizeable audience to breathe deep on its frosty atmosphere. By far the most radical event to grace this year’s celebrations… In turns eerie, contemplative and majestically other-worldly… magnificently put the avant-garde into a populist arena without ever labouring the point. Here, then, was a real festival for the people. Which, by definition, constitutes something resembling revolution in its most creative form.”
Neil Cooper, Glasgow Herald

NightLight – Muirhouse Festival / Scottish Chamber Orchestra – 1999
MFAC commission to work with disenfranchised young people and the McFall Chamber (SCO)  on libretto and music for community performance