ONE MINUTE

Dalziel + Scullion

Composition by Craig Armstrong

Film projection with live orchestra, Horsecross Concert Hall, Perth

Performed by the RSNO, conducted by Garry Walker

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.

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