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Neil Foster

Experimental // Belfast, Down

Neil Foster is a composer, pianist, percussionist, producer and music therapist based in Belfast. Having enjoyed a previous career as a percussionist performing and recording with some of Europes leading orchestras, he began exploring expansive, elemental and intimate sonic spaces using his piano and electronic production techniques in 2016. These experiments led to his debut album ‘Hiraeth’ which was released in October 2018. Neil's second full length album 'Stormlight' releases on 12.11.21.

Neil is interested in music as a meditation and a means of growth which harmonises with and reflects nature. His music explores the borders between lyrical human expression and machine-based production across ambient and classical landscapes, with wider influences from polyrhythmic world music, experimental electronica and medieval chant.

Neil’s sonic creations are rooted in a Taoist philosophy in which grounded contemplation, presence and dreaming are both the path and the destination.

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