Composition by Craig Armstrong
Film projection with live orchestra, Horsecross Concert Hall, Perth
Commissioned by Horsecross Concert Hall
In his second collaboration with artists Dalziel + Scullion, Craig Armstrong wrote a series of short orchestral works under the title One Minute: 15 Pieces for Orchestra. Each piece sets natural and electronically-treated sounds to the artists’ filmed fragments of cloudscapes from locations across Scotland. To reflect the haiku-like restraint of the films Armstrong created a strict harmonic plan, starting with a simple pentatonic scale for Knoydart, gradually increasing and then decreasing in complexity.