Environmental Sound Foundation is an experimental project originated by Neil March. The new EP Sonic Sketchbook is released by Demerara Records on 17th August 2018. Stream it for free on Soundcloud here. You can also listen to a 10-track pre-album playlist here. View the video for Convergence 1 here.
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The Disunited Nations EP was released by Demerara Records on 11th May and the track Tibet has been featured on music and broadcasting legend Tom Robinson‘s BBC 6 Music Mixtape Show on 7th May 2018. Listen to the EP here. Listen to two live tracks from ESF playing the main stage at the Good Hope Festival in Ladywell Fields here. ESF has also collaborated with poet and composer-artist Dilara. Listen to their track The Grass is Greener (featured on Radio Dacorum on 17th August 2018) here.
The concept of Environmental Sound Foundation is to infuse an Electro-World-Dub hybrid that uses some atonal, ametric and modal features in an alternative instrumental pop context with pre-recordings of everyday environmental noise (i.e. traffic, construction machinery, sirens, alarms, commercial machines etc.) from which Neil can either derive pitches and create harmony or which can be used as sound effects to create the aura of everyday life. Listen to the forthcoming single 200 Seconds.
Neil plays live as Environmental Sound Foundation; performing with synth, laptop and mixer including festivals such as Good Hope Fest in Ladywell Fields and the Demerara Records Presents … live series at Ivy House and Cafe of Good Hope.
Check out Environmental Sound Foundation‘s BBC Artist Page here.