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16 September 2012

Mark Peter Wright at the British Library, 24 September 2012

‘SOUND CASES’ IS a series of occasional talks on a wide range of sound-related topics hosted by the British Library. On Monday the 24th of September, starting at 1pm, it’s the turn of sound artist and composer Mark Peter Wright and it’ll be well worth attending.

From the British Library’s forthcoming events blurb:

Mark Peter Wright is an artist whose work seeks to illuminate understandings of listening and place. His publications, broadcasts and installations often focus upon areas that have encountered both industrial and ecological forms of migration and abandonment. For Sound Cases Wright will present his latest doctoral research which focuses primarily upon South Gare in the North East of England – a site fraught with industrial upheaval yet flourishing with natural habitat.

Mark’s a really charming guy who speaks modestly about what he’s up to, even though he’s won awards such as the sonic art category for Radio 3’s Composer of the Year and had work commissioned in several different countries. You can check out Mark’s blog here.

For an example of one of his compositions, have a listen to these excerpts from Where Once We Walked:

Like all Sound Cases talks, it’s free to attend but you have to book a place in advance by visiting the British Library’s box office webpage. Look forward to seeing you there.

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