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Conrad Molleson - Archipelago

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Karen Miller Karen Miller | 14:15 UK time, Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Archipelago is a satirical sci-fi story set in a Scotland devastated by environmental disaster. The seas rise and mountains become islands. It's an intriguing musical journey with plenty of grooves and pretty vocal harmonies.

Conrad Molleson is the third composer to embrace the theme of islands for Mary Ann Kennedy's Global Gathering.

We caught up with Conrad during the recording at the BBC Pacific Quay studios.

The piece opens with a news bulletin and finishes with a poem by the Edinburgh Makar, Ron Butlin, read by the drummer and Conrad's brother, Willy Molleson.

The Islands Suite: a fascinating series of four new compositions.


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