Dr. Mark Pilkington is a electroacoustic composer, performer and visual artist based in Manchester UK.
Working in areas of electroacoustic composition, screened works, installation and live performance.
His practice encapsulates sound and image as a means to extend spatial imaginings between real and virtual space. The coupling of images and sound is applied to the composition of acousmatic music, site-specific installation and screen-based works. Forging the immaterial and creative labor through a network of interwoven and augmented territories, his work increasingly queries the way operations carry great critical and creative potential. His artistic research focuses on the relationship between artistic genres and their respective aesthetic theories with reference to electroacoustic music, audio-visual, sound design and film. His audio-visual works have been performed, exhibited and screened at ICMC, ARS Electronica, Synchresis, ZKM|Karlsruhe, MANTIS festival and the Open Circuit Festival.
PhD 'Portfolio of Original Compositions', NOVARS Research Centre, University of Manchester, UK 2009-2012
Supervisors: Professor David Berezan and Dr. Ricardo Climent
MA in Music Electroacoustic Composition, The University of Huddersfield, UK 2004
Supervisor: Professor Michael Clarke
Awards and Residencies:
Giga Hertz Production Prize 2021
Composer-in-residence at Stockholm EMS, Sweden, 2nd - 10th May 2014.