‘What marks Neil March out is his combination of avant-garde
tendencies and pop sensibilities’ Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3
BBC Introducing composer Neil March has a new EP entitled ‘Alternatives To Despair’. The EP has already been featured on the Tom Robinson Show (BBC Radio 6 Music) and shows on Resonance FM, Amazing Radio, Exile FM, RKC etc. Stream it free here. Read reviews here.
Neil, who performed on the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude 2017 and at four subsequent festivals, is known for converting everyday environmental sounds into instruments of melody and harmony playing alongside actual instruments. ‘Alternatives To Despair’ sees him use vocals for the first time, multi-tracked to create the aura of a Welsh Valleys choir.
Neil explains: ‘I wanted the music to have resonance with three key stages of my life. They are – growing up on a new town estate near London adjacent to the town’s large and noisy industrial centre; spending long periods of school holidays at my grandparents’ home, a mining town in the heart of the Welsh valleys and my current life as a long-time resident of South East London involved full-time in new music.
Neil plans to resume his live music itinerary with his ensemble The Music of Sound, COVID allowing, in 2021. You can read more about Neil March here.