Mark Peter Wright

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Mark Peter Wright (born 1979) is a British sound artist who works with field recording and phonography. "His work addresses listening and the environment and seeks to amplify, illuminate and interrogate notions of place and experience."[1]

He studied at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, London and Manchester Metropolitan University and has exhibited and broadcast works internationally including Flat Time House,[2] London, Barbican Centre, London, Queen Elisabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, London, Royal Opera House, London, and on BBC Radio 3 and Resonance FM.

In 2009 Wright was awarded the BASCA British Composer Award in Sonic Art for his work A Quiet Reverie[3] an "audio exploration of site, time, perception and landscape" focused upon the monastic abbeys in North Yorkshire.[4]

Wright is also founder and editor of Ear Room, an online publication for developing critical discourse and debate on the creative, and explorative use of sound in artistic practice, and including interviews with relevant contributors to sound arts such as Hildegard Westerkamp and Janek Schaefer.[5]

Recent work includes Where Once We Walked[6] a series of five compositions created in collaboration with Trevor Avery and Chris Atkins from the arts charity Another Space[7][8] to reflect the lives of the Windermere Boys, several hundred orphaned Jewish boys sent to the Lake District to recover from their internment in Auschwitz.[9] He is currently working on an ongoing series of work about the reclaimed land of South Gare[10][11] in North Yorkshire where he spent his childhood.[12]

Mark Peter Wright is represented by IMT Gallery.


  1. ^ "Introducing Ear Room". 2011-11-02. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  2. ^ design by (2010-08-01). "Flat Time I-Io / The John Latham Foundation and Archive". Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  3. ^ - 09:00. "Radio 3 - British Composer Awards". BBC. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  4. ^ "A Quiet Reverie". Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  5. ^ "Ear Room". Sound and Music. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  6. ^ "Arts ahead / Arts / Culture / Home - Morning Star". 2011-09-16. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  7. ^ "The inspiring story of how Windermere helped 300 Jewish children fleeing the Nazis | Lancashire Life". 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  8. ^ "The Lake District Holocaust Project –". Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  9. ^ "Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Express Yourself :: Escape to Windermere". 2010-04-03. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  10. ^ Art Monthly 362: Dec-Jan 12-13 Art Monthly, 362 (December 2012-January 2013).
  11. ^ The Wire - Issue 347 The Wire, 347 (January 2013).
  12. ^ Works Magazine, 114 (Winter 2012).

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