Ordnance Survey


After producing electronic music for the past 21 years under a number of guises – most notably Somadrone, his newest project, Ordnance Survey, attempts to ‘map’ a number of sound worlds including electroacoustic, jazz, and ambient. It features a number of collaborations from contemporaries such as Seán Mac Erlaine (This is How We Fly), Linda Buckley, Kate Ellis (Crash Ensemble) and John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea and Cake). Recorded over the space of a year at his National Concert Hall studio, Relative Phase sees O’Connor develop develop a heightened sense of control and restraint in his productions which integrate electronic soundscapes with neo-classical styles.

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Temporary Modular Ensemble


Formed by Garreth Avril and Neil O Connor in 2017 as a platform to perform improvisations on modular synthesizers. Equipment funding has been supported by Music Networks Capital Music Grants through The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Music Network and The Arts Council


Temporary Modular Ensemble – Feat. Neil O Connor & Jurgen Simpson – Live at Ormson House, Limerick May 2018 from somadrone on Vimeo.  AV  – Leon Mc Carthy

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