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A new work of glacial beauty by Queen's Hall Associate Artist Michael Begg and his Black Glass Ensemble.

Internationally acclaimed artist and experimental music composer Michael Begg returns with the Black Glass Ensemble - an astonishing group of classical musicians and electronic experimentalists – for a new show. 

'Light Water Is Black Water' is the result of a commission from the Ocean ARTic partnership of People Ocean Planet (an arm of the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology in Scotland), Blue Action EU and Creative Informatics. 

Begg worked with scientists in Germany and Scotland, harvesting research and data models to construct extraordinary new musical works that immerse the listener deep into the complex rhythms, patterns, and the fragile balance constantly at play in the Arctic.

The work was previewed during COP26 as an online broadcast, and is premiered here, fully realised in all its glacial beauty.

Supported by Creative Scotland

Presented by Omnempathy, The Queen’s Hall and the Ocean ARTic Partnership

"One of the most important experimental composers of our time"

(CCD Radio)

Light Water is Black Water