Hooper introduced Armstrong to a range of popular artists, and he began working with artists such as U2, Madonna, , and Massive Attack. We intentionally limited ourselves almost entirely to using vintage synthesisers, modern hardware synths and soft synths. In 2000 Armstrong was commissioned to write a symphony for the grand reopening of Usher Hall, a famous concert hall in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sources Periodicals Daily Variety, January 3, 2007, p. Programming and keyboards: Stephen Hilton.
Armstrong is well known for his movie scores. The information presented within these pages is accurate to the best of our knowledge but is based upon information provided by other fans, research into individual items and several books, and U2 Songs takes no responsibility for any problems resulting from use of the material as presented within. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra played the piece in its debut at the reopening of Usher Hall. Despite his fame and the ability to live anywhere he would like, Armstrong has chosen to stay in Glasgow. As a composer who regularly works with orchestras this was of course liberating and fun. In 1978 Armstrong moved to London to attend the Royal Music Academy. The composition was used in the pilot of the 2000 science fiction series , as well as having been used in various and sports broadcasts due to the emotional buildup caused by its rising and choir.
Liner Notes Stay Faraway So Close : Featured vocal: Bono. Upon completing his studies, Armstrong served as music and dance specialist at the in 1984. When Morning Turns to Light mezzo-soprano, orchestra , 2000. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list. He graduated from the in 1981, and has since written music for the , the and the. All images are copyright their respective designers.
His score for Phillip Noyce's garnered him the for Best Original Film Score. In 2006 Armstrong collaborated with the visual artists for the reopening of the in Glasgow with a joint exhibition called Once. Armstrong has written several classical commissions for the , the , the Hebrides Ensemble and the. Hollywood Reporter, January 23, 2002, p. Musically we are influenced by electronic music from throughout the decade but only subconsciously after a lifetime of listening and playing.
Please or if you want to be able to add a comment. Selected compositions Slow Movement strings , 1994. Site was formerly known as u2wanderer. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia. . Armstrong lists the songs which Top Gear has used on his web site. Orchestral, vocal and choral arrangment by Craig Armstrong.
In the late 1990s opportunities arose for Armstrong to begin working on soundtracks for film. In late 2006 he formed the electronica group called Winona. And you can un-subscribe with one click at any time. This website is an informational resource for private use only and is not affiliated with U2, their management company, their record label or any related bodies. Each track was composed within one day often without much change thereafter. Your rating: or to assign a rating to this band. Northern Sounds … Islands orchestra , 2002.
Armstrong's score for 's earned him a for Achievement in Film Music and an. Craig Armstrong Born 1959-04-29 29 April 1959 age 59 Origin , Genres Classical Occupation s Musician, composer Website Craig Armstrong, born 29 April 1959 is a composer of modern orchestral music, and. Your information will not be shared. Be the first to add a comment for this artist -! He explained to Cary Darling of the Miami Herald how he became involved in the local music scene. Armstrong was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Original Score in 2004 for the Oscar-winning biopic, Ray. He has won numerous awards for his contributions to movie soundtracks, including Ray, the 2004 biopic of , and the 2002 adaptation of The Quiet American.
Times London, England , March 30, 2002, p. Expanding Options Armstrong's big break came when he met producer Nellee Hooper. The album was recorded all over the world: Glasgow, Babelsberg - Berlin, Prague, London, Sweden, Finland and Los Angeles. I don't believe there are any rules against doing both pop and classical—I don't think it's something you should be embarrassed about. More music songs Oak Leaves, Swiss Boy.
While at the academy, Armstrong studied and attended classes by day, while at night he played piano at a wine bar. There he has a full studio, where artists such as singer Madonna and English trip hop stars Massive Attack meet to collaborate with him. From the outset Craig Armstrong and Scott Fraser decided their collaboration would be based on an electronic aesthetic. Armstrong was able to garner several special appearances by a diverse range of artists, including Bono from U2 and American alternative rock musician Evan Dando, formerly of the band the Lemonheads. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.