Environmental Sound Foundation is an electronic pop duo consisting of Anglo-Welsh composer-synth player Neil March and Irish-Turkish singer-poet & composer Dilara.  They met at Goldsmiths University.

ESF & Dilara VPS B&Wesf @ linear obsession

Photos by Paul F Cook & Richard Sanderson

Listen to the latest track by Environmental Sound Foundation here.

Watch a 45 second video of ESF playing live at Vanishing Point Solo @ Cafe of Good Hope, Lewisham here.

You can also stream tracks by ESF on Soundcloud here.

Environmental Sound Foundation’s new EP, their first since Dilara joined ESF, is scheduled for release in March 2019 with an album to follow. The track Tibet from the Disunited Nations EP was featured by Tom Robinson on the BBC 6 Music Mixtape Show in 2018. The track The Grass is Greener appears on the Demerara Records compilation album Vanishing Point (Vol. 1) and has been played on Exile FM, Conquest RadioRadio Dacorum and other stations.

Environmental Sound Foundation’s name reflects the facts that:

  • they use actual recordings of the sounds of their immediate environment in their music and, where it is possible to derive a pitch from an environmental sound, they use it to create harmony as well as for ambience

  • their lyrics also include a good deal of commentary about their environment from a socio-political and observational perspective

  • the environment in which they live and work is a key source of inspiration for their diverse genre-defying music.

Look out for news of more live dates in 2019 including Linear Obsessional @ Arts Cafe, Manor Park, Hither Green (13th January); Vanishing Point @ The Ivy House, Nunhead (7th February); Skronktronic @ Riverside Studio, Finsbury Park (13th February); Vanishing Point Solo @ Cafe of Good Hope, Place Ladywell, Lewisham (7th March) and Vanishing Point @ The Ivy House, Nunhead (4th April).

Environmental Sound Foundation are two postgraduate music students who have forged a unique spectrum of musical influences from avant garde classical and sound art to soulful pop and electronic music with elements of jazz, drum’n’bass, hip hop, afrobeat and alternative pop all in the mix too. To get tickets to see them live check out Vanishing Point & Vanishing Point Solo.