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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 2012, 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., - 2003

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