Dr Mark Peter Wright
Course Leader BA (Hons) Sound Arts
London College of Communication
BiographyDr. Mark Peter Wright is a member of CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) where he supervises doctoral research candidates. He is the Screen School Research Coordinator and Acting Course Leader for BA (Hons) Sound Arts. Mark is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and sits on the College Research Committee and Research Funding Panel.
As an artist and researcher, Mark investigates the political ecologies of sound and listening. His practice generates questions that include: how does environmental sound convey complex geopolitical meaning? How can technology and media be practiced with an eco-critical sensitivity and how might listening operate beyond the human?
His monograph "Listening After Nature: Field Recording, Ecology, Critical Practice" was published by Bloomsbury in 2022.
Mark has significant teaching experience that includes designing and leading lectures, workshops and seminars. He has delivered extensive public events for organisations and institutes in the UK and abroad. Conference papers, keynotes and invited talks have been presented at Harvard University (USA), University of Copenhagen (DK), Critical Media Lab (CH), Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (NO), University of Stavanger (NO), Wellcome Collection (UK) and many more. His writing has been published in numerous anthologies (Palgrave Macmillan, DPR Barcelona, Uniform Books). Peer reviewed articles have been published with Interference Journal, Leonardo Music Journal, Evental Aesthetics Journal, Sensate Journal and the Journal of Sonic Studies.
As a practitioner, Mark has exhibited and performed widely in solo and group exhibitions at IMT Gallery, Platform A, MIMA, New York Public Library, The Showroom, Museum of Contemporary Art Rome, Café Oto, Catalyst Arts, GV Art, Royal Academy of the Arts, TATE and Trinity House Square Dublin. In addition to his own practice-based research, Mark collaborates extensively. With Helena Hunter he works under the name Matterlurgy, combining art, science and technology projects across exhibition, performance and experimental co-labs. With Prof. Angus Carlyle he works on projects and performances that explore the relations of listening and recording, nature and aesthetics, site and studio. Between 2014-2021 he co-convened Points of Listening with Prof. Salomé Voegelin, a series of public events exploring listening and sound-making as a collaborative and artful form of pedagogy.
Mark’s practice has been recognised across various awards including being named the British Composer of the Year in Sonic Arts. For his teaching, Mark received the Outstanding Postgraduate Supervisor Award, UAL in 2021.