Young Shetland Composer to Release Computer-Composed Classical Music CD.
20 June 2012
Young local musician and Shetland College NC Music student,
Eamonn Watt, will be releasing his debut album of computer-composed
orchestral and piano music, entitled Virtually Conducted 1:
Bonhoga, at Bonhoga Gallery on 27th June from 7:30pm -
Eamonn, from Sandwick, has been playing drums in local bands for a
number of years but also, more unusually, developed a passion for
using computer software to compose symphonic scores.
Eamonn said, "While being a bit nervous, I really cannot wait to
introduce my debut album to the people of Shetland. I've been
composing with software since Advanced Higher and it has continued
to develop up to the point where I will now be releasing this CD. I
hope that my compositions will make a good impression on people and
I look forward to seeing everyone at the CD launch at the Bonhoga
Recently Eamonn was contracted to compose music for a BBC
Learning short film. He composed two tracks: a song in Moroccan
style and an orchestral composition inspired by Scottish melodies
called The Raconteur. The latter will also appear on his album.
Bryan Peterson, Music Development Officer at Shetland Arts and
lecturer on the NC Muic course said, "Eamonn wrote, recorded and
mixed the album himself as part of a college project, an amazing
achievement given the complexity of his compositions. It's
fantastic for a young Shetland composer at an early stage of their
career to be producing music for the BBC. A future as a composer
bodes well for Eamonn."
Eamonn will be continuing his studies as one of the first intake
of the new Shetland College HNC Music students based in Mareel
later this year. Other full time courses delivered in partnership
between UHI Shetland College and Shetland Arts include NC Music and
the new BA Music degree delivered as a networked course across the
A digital version of the 11-track album can be purchased for £3
at his website - oozles.bandcamp.com. You can also purchase the CD
for £5 at the launch party in Bonhoga Gallery on the 27th of June
from 7:30pm - 9:30pm. Entry is free and light refreshments will be
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