Originally coming from a visual arts background, electro-acoustic musician Mark Harris has always had a strong interest in systems and generative processes in art and music. This interest as led him to develop a number of custom software applications which allow him to work with these processes in a live performance environment. Harris usually works from heavily processed samples of live instruments and field recordings / along with live synthesis and although there is a strong systems based element in his creative process Harris works this process through improvisational techniques to generate the work in real time. Although the basis of his work has a strong analytical and systems based approach Harris' aim is to create immersive works which gradually develops over time that create a sense of space and place, which ultimately generates a strong emotional response in the listener. Harris' previous works include a full-length titled "The Boy Observer's the Ocean" on the Hibernate Records imprint and "Birmingham Sound Matter" a project Instigated by Spanish Sound Artist Francisco Lopez collaborating with six other sound artists in the west midlands culminating in a concert and CD release by Audiobulb. In 2012 Harris released "An Idea Of North / Learning To Walk" on the Oakland based n5MD. Harris was also featured on Wire Magazine's Wire Tapper CD for that year. In the Winter of 2014 Harris will again team up with n5MD to release his follow-up "The Angry Child". Harris' other notable work's have been showcased via his membership in the AV collective Modulate for audio visual installations in and around the UK and Europe.
n5MD RELEASES FROM Mark Harris