From WNYC’s podcast “New Sounds“, the work of musician/composer and sound artist Neil Burns.
From the episode description:
New Sounds returns to Ireland for the fourth part of our series on the country’s contemporary music scene. For Part 4, host John Schaefer speaks with Derry-based composer Neil Burns whose work bridges atmospheric pop and contemporary classical music. Burns discusses his piece “Walls of Sound,” a kind of audio tour of Derry, Ireland’s city walls that includes processed environmental recordings and spare accompaniment. Neil Burns also shares how his atmospheric pop work has informed his approach to his contemporary classical composition…
It is always exciting to find a new sound artist/composer, and WNYC’s “New Sounds” has a way of doing that. After listening to the podcast I went searching for some of Neil’s work referenced in the podcast. From Neil’s 2014 series Walls Of Sound, here is a sample piece called “Ferryquay Gate to Foyle Street“. The works revolve around recorded sounds from the walled town of Derry in Northern Ireland. They follow a walking path that encompasses the walled city. As part of the work, you receive a map of the artists walking route.
The resulting work isn’t just field recording of a particular location. He blends the sounds from his tour to give a sense of atmosphere and underlying pulse to a location.
Also from the podcast was Neil Burn’s work “Things That Come After (1)” from his album Mood Music Vol. 1, 2006-2013. A collection Neil’s best ambient and atmospheric chamber music.