Lee Burke

Student in Dublin, Ireland

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Hello, I'm Lee. I'm a student from Shankill, Dublin currently in my final year of IADT's 'Business and Arts Management' programme. I have a passion for the arts and an interest in some aspects of academia such as philosophy, neuroscience, history and many more.

I feel particularly passionate about music and in the future hope to be employed (or self-employed) in a role within the music industry even if it is just at the local level. I love music and I'm fascinated by the effects it can have on one's brain and the emotional reactions that it can evoke. My favourite bands at the moment include: Tame Impala, The Beatles, Tears for Fears, Bee Gees and Supertramp. I don't particularly have a favourite genre or even a genre that I dislike. I think that when listening to music it is important not to have any preexisting biases about a certain genre before listening to an artist of any genre whether it be heavy metal, punk, funk or even modern pop music. I think this kind of thinking can only serve ones disposition negatively and acts as a hindrance on people's general enjoyment of music.

I have been learning to play guitar on and off now for the last 5/6 years. I'm nowhere near as good as I would like to be (and probably never will be) however I can feel myself improving steadily even just over the past few months and for the first time since I got my guitar and I am pleased with the progress I have made. I have recently started trying to write my own songs however I would be very hesitant to show them to anyone as one's first attempt at something is usually not one's best or anywhere near one's best. I would prefer to hone the craft of songwriting a little while longer before I would share it with people.

My favourite album of all time would be Tame Impala's 'Lonerism' as I have never identified with an art piece as much. My favourite song from the album at the moment is 'Music To Walk Home By.' I like everything about it and how it constantly changes and how more and more layers keep getting introduced every verse with each being better than the last.