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Composition and Production

Peter MacCalman

Commissions include art installations, animations, computer games, film, theatre and performances. 

Most recently, he premiered his first symphonic scale work Symphony No.1 for String Quartet and Piano in Cottiers, Glasgow, and The Merchant Sonata, first performed as part of the Scottish Music Centre’s Composer Marathon event held during Glasgow Concert Halls Minimalist weekend in the Old Fruitmarket, March 2012

In the last couple of years, highlights are Counterpoise: commissioned by the Arches Live! Festival 2007, theatre play We're The Believers held in the Arches in 2008 and string arrangements for Unkle Bob's 2nd album 2009.

At just 20 minutes long, Counterpoise was one of those quintessential Arches Live! delights; sonorously atmospheric live music composed for string quartet by Peter MacCalman, an installation of titled metal railings, angled planks and various light sources (Danny Holcroft) and three female dancers working down the length of a vast arch, placing sculptural movements – balances, yogic stances, stretches – in considered juxtapositions against inanimate objects. A simple idea, maybe, but caringly thought through so all the elements came together effectively, proving memorable for all the right reasons. The Herald - 2007

The melodies are straight out of a horror film (think frantic), they build the sense of urgency and danger.
IGN.com, - 2003

JUST ANNOUNCED !

Friday 19 October, 8pm - Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow.

Symphony No.1 by Peter MacCalman

Performed by Daniel's Beard (String Quartet and Piano)

Developed from ‘The Merchant Sonata’, popular and contemporary composition collide in an exploration of the symphony – a format rooted in the classical tradition of Western Europe, yet one that has evolved and changed to become almost unrecognisable from its beginnings.  Rooted in today’s culture, but incorporating and respecting the history of the symphony, Peter MacCalman’s work uses chamber-sized forces to produce music on a symphonic scale and is a continuation and expansion of ideas born in the Scottish Music Centre’s Composition Marathon.

Cottiers Theatre - Symphony No.1 by Peter MacCalman

Ticketweb - Symphony No.1 by Peter MacCalman

Daniel's Beard

The Merchant Sonata - 2012

We're The Believers - 2008


Counterpoise - 2007
 

string arrangements for Swans by Unkle Bob - 2004
 

The Dark Theme - 2002
 

Bone Dance - 1999