7th August 2021 – YEOVIL
Mark S. Williamson is a musician, sound artist and educator based in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. His work is often made in response to his environment, with his most recent major release, Outcrops (by his project Spaceship), being recorded within, and on the subject of, the geology of the Upper Calder Valley.
Mark often works in the field, combining field recordings with electronic and acoustic instrumentation recorded in the outdoors. His 2015 project ‘A Hole in the Ground’ explored the ruins of Royal Observer Corps nuclear monitoring posts while ‘Stone Steps of The Upper Calder Valley’ related to subject matter closer to home.
The forthcoming Spaceship LP; ‘Ravines’ focusses on the steep sided cloughs which line the valley from Cornholme to Hebden Bridge.
Mark has recorded for wiaiwya, Apollolaan, the Dark Outside and his own Forged River Recordings. His work has been reviewed by The Wire, Electronic Sound, Shindig and The Quietus and he was recently one of the fourteen artists featured in Electronic Sound Magazine’s ‘field recording special’.
His collaboration with Luke Turner on series of readings from Luke’s book ‘Out of the Woods’ has seen performances at Cecil Sharp House, Port Eliot Festival, The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, Krankenhaus Festival and the Horse Hospital.
In-store session at EPS, Yeovil.