Mark Peter Wright
London — United Kingdom
Mark Peter Wright is an artist whose work seeks to illuminate understandings of listening and place. His publications, installations and broadcasts often encounter themes relating to nature, industry and site-specific histories of migration and abandonment. Such pre occupations have inspired an acclaimed body of work that brings to debate both political and cultural aesthetics of subjectivity and place. He has produced works across a variety of international venues, festivals, labels and media including large-scale commissions and funding awards. In 2009 he received the British Composer of the Year Award [Sonic Arts] for his work A Quiet Reverie . In 2010 he was nominated for a Prix Ars Electronica award in Digital Musics & Sound Art. He is also the founder of Ear Room, an online resource co-published by Sound and Music. [www.earroom.wordpress.com]
Description of work with field recording
At the heart of my work is a desire to reflect upon the ways in which the act of listening can communicate a context or history, be it personal, collective, microscopic or universal. It is the multiplicity of this experience I’m interested in; field recording is a methodology I employ in an attempt to address such themes.