Eden Burns (16) in his ''studio'' at home in Mosgiel. Burns, who is known as Gasp in the electronic music scene, will play his first live gig in Wellington this weekend
and has an EP coming out on iTunes soon. Photo by Tim Miller
Far away from music studios and producers, a Mosgiel teenager
is making the music he wants to hear in his bedroom on a
laptop, and is starting to reap the rewards.
Eden Burns, Gasp to his fans, has suddenly found himself in
hot demand. The 16-year-old moved with his family from
Christchurch to Mosgiel last month, and has focused on his
''I don't know many people here so it has been a good time
just to focus on the music.''
Mostly self taught, by using the internet to learn how to use
the music programmes on his computer, Eden has been making
electronic music since he was 12.
''I was playing the drums in a band but we broke up so I
decided to start making my own.''
In the past month, things have started to take off for the
musician. He has found a manager, got a performance at the
Glenroy Auditorium, a feature on the music website the
Audience, interviews on student radio and his first EP should
be sold on iTunes soon.
This weekend he plays in Wellington and is in talks to
perform at other events.
- by Tim Miller