Music

Contact me for any questions/inquiries:

Darcy@DarcyNeal.com

I perform solo as Darcy Neal.

I occasionally play cello and handmade electronics in a female noise duet called Ulnae, with avant chanteuse synth songstress Lily Taylor.

I previously played electric cello in the doom metal band, Bludded Head.

SOLO & VARIOUS WORKS

XIOIX

ULNAE

BLUDDED HEAD

Dallas Observer music blog article/interview about my artwork and electronics

Her sounds are dark, sweltering climaxes of electronic tones, with underlying cello roots, carrying the sound deep through the psyche of the listener.  Her name means ‘Dark One’ and her sounds reflect just that.  Sometime in 2007, she discovered circuit bending through a friend, and instantly became fascinated with electronics, and since then has completely dedicated her craft to developing audio electronic circuits and building obscure instruments that deal with physical interactions to control its functions, and designs instruments for musicians and artists through commissioned work. She actively plays electric cello and handmade electronics, and performs under her full name.  Darcy Neal is a primarily self-taught artist, a musician, and an avid electronics enthusiast.


Rock Lottery @ Dan's Silverleaf in Denton, Tx

Rock Lottery @ Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton, Tx

 


Darcy Neal in Asheville, NC 7-6-13

 

Performing in Asheville, NC 7-6-13


Darcy Neal in Austin July 2013

 

Darcy Neal performing in Austin at Club 1808, July 2013

250 word press kit

Artist, Darcy Neal has created circuitbent and custom circuit designed instruments since 2007. Neal was originally inspired by the circuitbending of Reed Ghazala as well as the rich underground scenes in Texas. She performs live with her devices, and has sold quite a few as commissions to other artists. The most notable commission was Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips, who used Neal’s instrument to perform a noise solo for the song “Sleeping On The Roof” from the Soft Bulletin. Neal is currently developing a kit for said instrument so that others may enjoy playing the circuit themselves. Neal performs with various groups including Geistheistler, Zanzibar Snails, Ulnae, and Bludded Head. Darcy Neal is a primarily self-taught artist, a musician, and an avid electronics enthusiast.

She got her start as an artist and a cellist/pianist as a child, and has consistently been active with both mediums throughout her years. Sometime in 2007, she discovered circuit bending through a friend, and instantly became fascinated with electronics, and since then has completely dedicated her craft to developing audio electronic circuits and building obscure instruments that deal with physical interactions to control its functions, and designs instruments for musicians and artists through commissioned work. She actively plays electric cello and handmade electronics in several different bands in Denton, TX, which is home to one of the most unique music cities in the South. Her focus is directed towards physical computing and having tangible interactions with her versions of musical instruments.