Neil Simpson

Until recently, Neil has been performing in Edinburgh and Glasgow as part of ambient drone duo Pre-. A hiatus in their activities has provided him with the opportunity to examine the process of making music without the effects and processing that characterised their sound. His minimal approach to guitar playing reveals sonic details which, because they derive from the material used to strike the strings and the specific acoustic properties of the venue, would be overwhelmed by a more conventional approach. He is also collaborating on a series of films in which his performances are intended to illuminate the acoustic properties of different rooms.