Mark Vernon

Domestic Weather

Domestic Weather. Courtesy of the artist. (Mar 15, 2015)

Mark Vernon Portrait Image

Mark Vernon Portrait Image. Courtesy of the artist. (Mar 15, 2015)

Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based sound artist whose practice focuses upon field recording, the manipulation of environmental sounds and acousmatic presence. Operating on the fringes of sound art, music and broadcasting, his work explores ideas of audio archaeology, magnetic memory and the reappropriation of found sounds. A rich collection of domestic tape recordings; audio letters, dictated notes, answer-phone messages and other lost voices often find their way into his bewitching soundworlds. These diverse elements are distilled into radiophonic compositions for broadcast, fixed media and live performance.

A keen advocate of radio as an art form, he co-runs and curates Glasgow’s art radio station, Radiophrenia. He was a founding member of Glasgow’s Radio Tuesday collective and went on to set up several other RSL art radio projects in the UK including Hair Waves, Efford FM and Nowhere Island Radio. He has produced programs internationally for stations including Resonance FM, VPRO, Sound Art Radio, Radio Revolten, Deutschland Radio Kultur, Radio Cona, Ears Have Ears, Kunstradio, Wave Farm, RADIA, EBU and the BBC. - Excerpted from