Cork-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Gavin Murray, aka Trick Mist has released the video for his new song, The Junction. We asked him the BIG questions . . .

Directed by Katie Ball, it's the first instalment of a unique music video and podcast series called Tracing Places (funded by the Arts Council of Ireland) which sees four artists making four videos for four new songs and an adjoining four-part podcast series hosted by Trick Mist.

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"I’ve been working with these amazing artists in an unusual way. The artists were given full creative control over their art, making music videos based purely on their reaction to the song," Trick Mist says.

"Basically, how it worked was I would send the artist the song and the lyrics. That was it. I would offer no directives. I see the video when it's finished. Simple as that! My ambition is to emphasise individual perception, place it on a platform and celebrate it."

He adds, "When the works are completed I will host a standalone four-part podcast series. Each podcast will essentially be a discussion with the artist about the work created, their ideas behind the video, their interpretation of the song and my ideas behind the song."

Tell us three things about yourself?

I’ve been playing music since I picked up a tin whistle when I was eight years old. I’m from Ardee but based in Cork. I’m obsessed with curries.

How would you describe your music?

I would describe it as a meeting ground between ambient music, electronica, and traditional Irish music. I make immersive, meditative, and lyrically rich music. I like the idea of creating very stimulating, contemplative landscapes but also spaces that are very chilled out that people can get lost in.

Who are your musical inspirations?

Jinx Lennon is a constant inspiration. Was blessed to cross paths with his music growing up playing music in Dundalk. His directness, rawness, and ability to uplift are staggering.

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Jon Hassell - American trumpeter and composer who’s Fourth World musical concept resonates with me deeply. I see it as a type of ambient music where traditional music is subjected to electronic processes creating a new musical dreamworld that possesses a spiritual element.

John Moriarty - Not a musician but a philosopher from Kerry whose ideas have had a direct effect on my recent music. He had a theory that creativity has some sort of divinity attached. Coined the term 'Silver Branch Perception’. It’s basically a way of seeing and appreciating the world from a paradisal viewpoint. He links it to the Irish myth ‘The Voyage of Bran’. This story represents a way of seeing the world with an otherworldly sense and I love how music is so closely linked to it.

What was the first gig you ever went to and the first record you ever bought/downloaded?

My first proper gig I went to with a group of mates was The Frames in The Point in 2005. I’d love to be a fly on the wall. We were all so young, with big romantic heads on us! My pal lost his ticket just before we got on the bus for the show, but we miraculously found it. That nice struggle added to the reward of the gig.

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The first CD I bought was The Chieftains Live!. I was eight years old and had just started playing the bodhrán. The first song The Morning Dew is one of my all-time favourites. So haunting and dark. Your imagination just runs riot.

What’s your favourite song right now?

Joe Heaney - The Rocks Of Bawn. Can’t get enough of this recently. I just love his vocal tone and his wide range of capabilities of what he can do with his voice. Also, his ability to hit loads of notes really quickly and fluidly is unbelievable. I’ve been exploring and working on my own voice a lot over the last while. It's the most detailed and interesting instrument I have. Joe Heaney is the master.

Favourite lyric of all time?

Not a lyric but my favourite Patrick Kavanagh line: ‘And the newness that was in every stale thing When we looked at it as children'. A great man for the romance of reality. His celebration of the ordinary is constantly inspiring.

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Calimayan - Carlos Nino & Friends. Lovely swirling, circular ambient piece. Let this one wash over you and kick back.

Where can people find your music/more information?

People can head to my Instagram.

Subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep in the loop with my upcoming music video project, Tracing Places.