Sonic Encounters is Now an Album Series
Theses songs are improvisational soundscape with a narrative arc. They are a combination of electronic tonalities derived from pure synthesis from my original sound design work, and Musique concrète using original sounds and field recordings. In other words, great for focused listens on headphones or background ambience as you go about your day.
This project began as a podcast that ran from 2015 through 2019 and had over 20,000 plays. It is now an album series available only on Bandcamp with formats including CD Quality FLAC and high-def MP3-320 allowing you to hear even more sonic detail within these works.
Volume 03 is on it’s way with new songs already available as a special preview to my subscribers on Bandcamp. Click here to learn more.
“Goosebumps and Deep Breaths…I’m trying to restrain myself in writing this review as it’d be easy to come off sounding a bit hyperbolic… But these rich soundscape “stories” sincerely do thrill my senses.
The concept for Sonic Encounters (so far, and in my interpretation) is this. You read a short text (sometimes the title is enough) on the premise of the “story” before listening. Then you listen to a purely sonic piece of field recording morphed with music, electronic manipulation, and performance, and you’re immediately transported via your own imagination’s 3D projection of his premise.
Mark’s become a consummate sound artist. He creates powerful imagery and elicits surprisingly keen emotional response from the listener without being heavy-handed. His economy and value in precision is proof of his skill.
Read each premise before you listen. [Example notes from Metamorphosis Under the Chatham Light”] Or not. No matter, the pieces will creep into your consciousness and take up residence.” – BlindFlyTheater.com