Environmental Sound Foundation is an Alt Soul duo consisting of Anglo-Welsh composer-synth player Neil March and Irish-Turkish singer-poet & composer Dilara. They met at Goldsmiths University. Check videos of live performances of Fake News & Marching Minds.
Photos by Paul F Cook; Richard Sanderson; Mike Roberts
Listen to Environmental Sound Foundation here.
Check out Environmental Sound Foundation’s BBC Artist Page
Read the lyrics to Fake News & Marching Minds
You can also stream tracks by ESF on Soundcloud here.
Environmental Sound Foundation’s last EP, their first since Dilara joined ESF, was released in May 2019. The track Fake News has been played by BBC Radio 6 Music, Amazing Radio, Exile FM 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