Neil March & The Music of Sound played an electrifying set to an enthusiastic crowd at the BBC Introducing stage at the Latitude Festival on Sunday 16th July 2017. The line-up was Neil March (Conductor/Composer) John Molloy (Technical Director/Assistant MD) James Saxon (Piano) Matthew Saxon (Flute & Keyboards) and Mark Saxon (Cello).
The band were introduced by BBC Radio 3 presenter Suzy Klein and played a 25 minute set consisting of three tracks from the Demerara Records released EP Music To Plan Towns By plus the epic Metrospectra III from Demerara Records compilation album This is Tomorrow Calling and the newly composed (especially for Latitude) The Whole Town Is Singing.
Neil was also interviewed for BBC Radio 3‘s Late Junction by broadcasting legend Max Reinhardt and for BBC Radio 1 & World Service by Jaguar Bingham. Tracks from the live set and the interview with Neil by Max will be played on Late Junction this week.
Reception to the performance was fantastic and it also emerged that the panel who were tasked with choosing the artists to play the BBC Introducing stage had all picked Neil on the basis of hearing Music To Plan Towns By I.
The Podcast of the Late Junction edition presented by Max Reinhardt is now available for 30 days on the BBC website and includes the live recording of Neil March & The Music of Sound performing Music To Plan Towns By – I at Latitude. Their performance appears at around 1 hour 2 minutes and is followed by some cool incisive comments from Max but of course we recommend the whole 90 minute show. You can listen to it here.
Here is the podcast for Tom Robinson‘s BBC 6 Music Mixtape special on artists appearing on the BBC Introducing stage at next weekend’s Latitude Festival including Neil March. An hour of really interesting and eclectic music.
Listen to the podcast here.
The latest show to play Neil March‘s Music To Plan Towns By is the BBC 6 Music Mixtape Show with the music and broadcasting legend Tom Robinson. You can hear the show live at 2AM (UK time tonight) or listen to the podcast anytime in the next thirty days here.
The Podcast for BBC Three Counties Radio’s show on Saturday night which included Neil March being interviewed by Gareth Lloyd about his forthcoming appearance on the BBC Introducing Stage @ Latitude and how and why he composes using everyday sounds as instruments of harmony and also includes the playing of Music To Plan Towns By – I is available for 30 days here.
UK composer and recording artist Neil March has been chosen to play the BBC Introducing Stage @ Latitude on Sunday 16th July 2017. Neil and his Quintet will be on stage at 4PM. This is an amazing achievement and follows the release of his ground-breaking Music To Plan Towns By (EP) on Demerara Records.
Neil will be joined by four amazing musicians: Matthew Saxon (Flute & Keyboards) James Saxon (Keyboards) Mark Saxon (Cello) and John Molloy (Keyboards & Live Electronics). More news to follow soon.
To read Neil March’s article on the prospects of and potential for a second EU Referendum within the two year deadline from triggering Article 50, click this link:
A new EP by UK composer Neil March will be Demerara Records‘ first new release of 2017. Music to plan towns by continues on his unique theme of using actual recordings of noises and sounds from his living and working environment not merely as effects but as instruments of melody and harmony alongside and sometimes trading blows with notated [programmed] music.
You can hear a first taster from the EP here
More news to follow soon.