‘What marks Neil March’s music out from that of other contemporary composers is the combination of his avant-garde tendencies and pop sensibilities

Max Reinhardt, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3


(Dr) Neil March (FRSA PhD Mmus.) is a British Composer & Recording-Performing Artist and Arts Council & Lottery-supported music entrepreneur. His trio The Music of Sound are signed to the South London indie label Dimple Discs. Neil’s music is published by Wipeout Music Publishing.

He curates and promotes the monthly live music event Vanishing Point at AMP Studios and South East Central at The Fox and Firkin both in Lewisham Borough in South East London. Neil puts on gigs at other venues including The Amersham Arms (also in Lewisham) and  The Oddfellows Arms in Hemel Hempstead, his original home town, He is the presenter of the popular Trust The Doc Radio shows on Exile FM and 365 Radio. Neil curates and promotes the Tomorrow Calling Festival and the Contemporary Music Proms. He is also a moderator and reviews writer for Fresh on the Net, the digital platform for new music set up and managed by music and broadcasting legend Tom Robinson. Neil curates their annual festival Fresh on the Net Live. Read Neil’s discography here. He has also written 4 published books about music and lectures part time at Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.

Neil publishes the highly acclaimed extensive monthly blog covering a wide spectrum of new music Trust The Doc and produces the Trust The Doc TV channel on YouTube, showcasing emerging music talent through monthly programming and one-off features.

Over the past few years Neil has played a leading role in building a large independent music community across social media, especially Twitter, and plays a key role in advising them through the Grassroots Music Network which Neil founded with another RSA fellow and academic Sue Oreszczyn and podcaster and web designer Pete Cogle in 2020.

As a composer and artist he is best known for recording environmental noise, identifying its pitch and using it to create harmony; juxtaposed against notated instruments. In 2017 he performed on the BBC Introducing Stage at Latitude with his band The Music Of Sound. He has subsequently performed at festivals in Lewisham, Birmingham, Highgate and South Bermondsey. The Music of Sound performed at the second of three Contemporary Music Proms and at Tomorrow Calling in September 2022.

Neil has been a keynote speaker at the World Music Conference in 2018 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts (RSA). He was also a speaker and panellist at Festival Live @ The Great Escape in 2019. 

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