1959, Shettleston, Scotland. Armstrong is a musical Renaissance man, having worked in the classical, jazz, experimental electronics, pop and dance music fields. He trained at Londons Royal Academy Of Music and won the UKs Young Jazz Musician Of The Year in 1981. In the mid-80s, he was involved in the Scottish pop scene and was briefly a member of Texas (writing some of their material), Big Dish and Hipsway. In the 90s, he went on to score the strings on Massive Attacks second album Protection, as well as working with artists including Madonna, Tina Turner, U2 and Luciano Pavarotti. It is perhaps as the writer of film scores that Armstrong is better known, having won a British Academy Of Film And Television Award (BAFTA) and an Ivor Novello Award for his work on Baz Luhrmanns film adaptation of Romeo And Juliet. He has also scored music for the movies Goldeneye, Mission: Impossible, Plunkett & Macleane, The Bone Collector, and Moulin...
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