Barney Strachan is an artist, musician and producer working across a broad range of musical styles, including composing using environmental sounds.
Barney Strachan’s work has been commissioned by Fife, Edinburgh and Dundee Councils, as well as by other arts groups and bodies including the RSPB and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, to create community-based sound installations and sound related projects.

He has also collaborated on projects with dance and theatre companies across the UK, Sweden, Australia and South Korea.

As a commercial musician he has toured across the UK, Holland and the US with various bands. He has been signed to Boy George’s indie label Things to Come, and to New York label Roadrunner Records with whom he released an album in 2000.
He worked as head of Publicity & Promotions at the Jazz Café and the Forum in London for four years and was resident DJ at Arthur Baker’s Soul Food restaurant & bar in Harlem.

His more experimental work has a political edge such as the 2005 installation ‘Speakers Corner’ which cleverly parodies the homogenisation of the political landscape merging and juxtaposing speeches by Tony Blair and Michael Howard.

Fun Fact

Did you know that Barney can do a great impression of a pigeon?

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Sample #3, Free Minute #3, Collection 1 #20

Minutes by Barney Strachan and the pupils of Straloch Primary School