Performances

16 October 2016, Gateshead, England
Fovea Hex performance for TUSK Festival (Here comprising Clodagh Simonds, Michael Begg, Laura Sheeran, Colin Potter, with guests Justin Grounds (violin) Gemma Kost (cello) and Gayle Roberts (viola))

 

30 September 2016, Cafe Oto, London, England

  • 1 – Solo performance as part of the ICR 35 evening, celebrating 35 years of Colin Potter’s ICR label, studio and distribution outlet.
  • 2 – Brief set supporting Clodagh Simonds performing 2 Fovea Hex songs as part of ICR 35 evening.

 

16 September 2016, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland
Michael Begg solo performance. Premiere performance of A Moon That Lights Itself, commissioned by National Galleries Scotland.

 

30 July 2016, Berlin, Germany
Fovea Hex performance (here featuring Clodagh Simonds, Michael Begg, Laura Sheeran, Kate Ellis & Colin Potter, and featuring a guest collaboration with Silver Mount Zion’s Jessica Moss), Fovea Hex performance at the A L’ARME Festival

 

07/May/16 Münster, Germany
Fovea Hex performance (here featuring Clodagh Simonds, Michael Begg & Colin Potter) at the Geräuschwelten Festival, presented by Aufabwegen

 

13/July/14 Clonakilty, Ireland
Fovea Hex performance (here featuring Clodagh Simonds and Michael Begg) as guests of the Vespertine Quintet

 

3/Nov/2013 Count Frederick Lodge, Hebden Bridge, UK
Solo Michael Begg performance

Improvisation / Empty Ring / Weeping Bees / Untitled (World Fair)/ Improvisation / Your Little Hand As Soft As Milk

NOTES
Support from Jeff Stonehouse and Dean McPhee.

 

24/Aug/2013 No Silences Festival, Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK
Solo Michael Begg performance, billed as “Pocket of Resistance”

Invocation (Spoken Word recitation of John Berger text) / Improvisation / Empty Ring / Weeping Bees / Omi and Naomi / Lovemaking at Grendell Hall / The Bells

NOTES
Performance was accompanied by multiple routines from Moscow’s blackSKYwhite, with whom MB was working on the production, OMEGA, running concurrently at the Edinburgh Festival

 

22/May/2013 Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, UK
Solo Michael Begg performance, opening for Chrysta Bell

Improvisation / Empty Ring / Kitchen Tools / Kacey improvisation / Unclear Here / Your Little Hand As Soft As milk

NOTES
Event billed as “DAVID LYNCH PRESENTS CHRYSTA BELL – VOODOO ROOMS EDINBURGH WED 22 MAY. With special guest Michael Begg (Human Greed / Fovea Hex).”

 

31/May/2012 Blah Blah, Torino, Italy
Combined Human Greed performance and Deryk Thomas exhibition of prints; “DeBosch” closing the Abnomalie Season organised by O.F.F Musica 90 and ABnormal Tattoo.

NOTES
Link to video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_KrjwzMXnc

 

26/Nov/2010 Intermediale Festival, Legnica, Poland
Teatr: Fragile Pitches. Colin Potter and Michael Begg.

NOTES
Performance featured live video mix by Krzysztof Pawlik.

 

26/Nov/2010 Intermediale Festival, Legnica, Poland
Invocation/In Absentia variation, Anxiety, The Green Line, Progression, An End to Death, Recipe

NOTES
Projections featuring artwork by Deryk Thomas, Alan McGowan and Laurent Maginelle.

 

28/Aug/2010 Dialogues: Slow Listening Festival, Edinburgh, UK
Invocation/In Absentia variation, Malagathens Hotel (improv), Third Person Tribute (improv) The Green Line, Recipe (unaccompanied reading by Michael Begg of Norman MacCaig’s poem)

NOTES
Projections featuring the artwork of Deryk Thomas, Laurent Maginelle and Alan McGowan featured in this 2am performance in the University of Edinburgh’s inspace informatics forum.

 

30/Dec/2009 St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland
Fragile Pitches 2 x 45 minute sets

Notes: CATHEDRAL II: Fragile Pitches
Michael Begg and Colin Potter perform a new collaborative work, Fragile Pitches to a packed cathedral crowd as part of the city of Edinburgh’s official Hogmanay celebrations. The cathedral is dimly lit by hundreds of candlelit vests suspended from the cathedral ceiling placed by French street theatre company, Carabosse.

 

22 /Nov/ 2009 St Mary’s Cathedral, Haddington, Scotland
Fragile Pitches 40 minute improvised set

Notes: CATHEDRAL I
Michael Begg solo set, commissioned electronica for the Saltire Homecoming Event. Other performers on this most curious of engagements included the Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, Dougie MacLean, Phil Cunningham, and Karen Matheson

 

15/Nov/09 Ship of Fools, London , UK
Invocation of Fortress Longing (spoken word) In Absentia, Corrective and Cosmetic Surgery of the Teenage Breast, Lovemaking at Grendell Hall, American Lamb, The Kacey Organ, Invocation of the Green Line (spoken word), Fortress Longing Prelude in F# minor, Moonsuite

Notes: Tursa/Kaparte event on board a floating bar/club on the river Thames. Also playing: SonVer

 

12/Sep/09 GRV, Edinburgh, UK
In Absentia, Corrective and Cosmetic Surgery of the Teenage Breast, Lovemaking at Grendell Hall, American Lamb, Fortress Longing Prologue in D major, The Kacey Organ, Fortress Longing I, Moonsuite, Fortress Longing II

Notes: First UK performance. Part of the Cocoon Counter Culture Festival. Also on bill; Jesu, Cut Hands, Crippled Black Phoenix, Anni Hogan.

Performance filmed by Neil McLauchlan. No official audio recording captured.

 

7/Dec/08 Caryca, Krakow, Poland
In Absentia, Corrective and Cosmetic Surgery of the Teenage Breast, Lovemaking at Grendell Hall, American Lamb, Chaplins of Ms Selfridge, Pilgrim, Kacey’s Magic Pony, Moonsuite

Notes: “The Krakow Killer ”
Moonsuite visuals by Neil McLauchlan, no official audio recording made.

 

5/Dec/08 Plan B, Warsaw , Poland
In Absentia, Corrective and Cosmetic Surgery of the Teenage Breast, Lovemaking at Grendell Hall, American Lamb, Chaplins of Ms Selfridge, Pilgrim, Kacey’s Magic Pony, Moonsuite

Notes: Moonsuite Visuals by Neil McLauchlan. Desk Recording made of performance. HG joined on stage by BrendaLeeDVD for Moonsuite

 

4/Dec/08 CSW Laznia, Gdansk, Poland
In Absentia, Corrective and Cosmetic Surgery of the Teenage Breast, Lovemaking at Grendell Hall, American Lamb, Chaplins of Ms Selfridge, Pilgrim, Kacey’s Magic Pony, Moonsuite

Notes: Event introduced by Lukasz Szalankiewicz. Moonsuite Visuals by Neil McLauchlan. Desk Recording made of show’s second half

 

Nov/08 REC Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Fovea Hex performance, headlining this annual festival. Fovea Hex were joined onstage at the Teatro Valli by a full scale female choir

 

30/Aug/08 Electric Picnic Stradbelly, Ireland
First Fovea Hex performance on their home soil

 

July/08 Monte Bondone, Italy
Fovea Hex outdoor performance on The Terrace of The Stars on the summit of Monte Bondone, Trento, Italy

 

Feb/08 Sala Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
Fovea Hex performance, with Pluramon/Julee Cruise

 

Nov/07 Club To Club Festival, Turin, Italy
Fovea Hex performance

 

May/07 Cartier Foundation, Paris
Fovea Hex performance at the personal invitation of David Lynch in the gardens of Fondation Cartier, an event associated with his visual art retrospective, The Air Is On fire