Friday, March 07, 2008

Strike the Light

Worked along side with the residents of Little Hulton, Salford to produce music for the outdoor event 'Strike the Light' held at Peel Park, Little Hulton, Salford on Sat 15th March 2008 at 7pm.

Salford residents burnt a 40ft high Sculptural bonfire as part of a community event called 'Strike the Light' which also involved Walk the Plank. This celebration was the culmination of a 14-month out-reach programme in Little Hulton from The Lowry Theatre, Salford on Walkabout project.

Mark Pilkington

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Synth City installation by Mark Pilkington

07.09.07 to 03.11.2007

The exhibition explores striking and picturesque model worlds which replicate physical and imaginary spaces, while reflecting existences and habitats, personal memories and longing. The shift in scale ultimately comments on our surroundings, within social, cultural and technological changes. Nine artists and collectives investigate the miniscule as an artist interface in video, networked and interactive installations, digital sound sculptures and photography, found objects and custom built environments.
Not just in Gulliver's Travels have shifting sizes and miniature shapes been a creative feature in literature and contemporary art practice, 'The World is My Imagination' explores this fascination for artists and audiences alike. Nine international projects display miniscule scenery with particular and ingenious methods within the field of media arts and environment.
Film, photography, digital imagery, sounds, model objects and even tiny plants are embedded into custom-built rooms and miniature interfaces, to establish a story; opposing a playful, dreamlike or virtual world against the real, in relation to Schopenhauer's view that 'the world is my imagination'.
Participating Artists:
Nick Hardy, UK
h.o Media Group, Japan
Hilary Jack, UK
Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, USA
Marcus Kison, Germany
Amanda Oliphant, UK
Mark Pilkington, UK (pictured Synth City, photo by Joel Porter).

Joel Porter, UK
Andrea Zapp, Germany/UK
Sponsors: ACE North West, Manchester Metropolitan University, Ars Electronica Center Linz, Austra, Astra Signs

Selection of pics of the other artist/s work can be viewed at

Sunday, April 08, 2007

'Metropolis' exhibition

'Metropolis exhibition' - played a selection of electroacoustic music for the opening night of the 'Metropolis' exhibition organised by 'Another Late Night' magazine.
Also exhibited some of my recent paintings Blocks 2 (see picture below) and City Scape 2. The exhibition will be on for 2 weeks at the Alima Centre, Sefton Street, Liverpool 22nd March until April 5th 2007.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Sculpting With Air

SoundNetwork FREE Concert Series

Sculpting With Air

SoundNetwork FREE Concert Series

Mark Pilkington Premiers new electro-acoustic work
Graham Halliwell (+minus) & Lee Patterson Solo set from feed-back manipulator and saxophonist and in duo with Lee Patterson.

Tuesday 19th September 2006
7.30 – 10.30
St Brides Church
Catherine Street
(also entrance on Percy Street)

Sefton Park Walk
Park Bench Near Palm House; look out for the Biennial cone!
Every Weekend Saturday 16th - October 28th 2006
4pm - 6pm
Supported by Folly


SoundNetwork@Liverpool Biennial

SoundNetwork are organizing and supporting a programme of artistic activity for Liverpool Biennial Independents from September 19th – October 28th.

Concerts, commissions and an ongoing collaborative project across Liverpool .

SoundNetwork was set up to help develop the infrastructure of support and collaboration for sound art and experimental music in the North West region. Membership is free and lets you access information, support and opportunities for sound based artistic practice across the North West region and Beyond.
Sound Network have invited artists, Lee Patterson and Benjamin Gwilliam, to curate a series of live events to take place in the city over the Biennials' duration.

Combining north-west based Sound Network members and renowned national and international improvising musicians on the same bill, these events offer unique oppurtunities to catch some of the most exciting experimental and improvised music in Britain today.

Tuesday 19th September 2006
St Brides Church
7.30 – 10.30
Mark Pilkington New electro-acoustic work,
Graham Halliwell (+minus) & Lee Patterson Solo set from feed-back manipulator and saxophonist,and in duo with Lee Patterson

Supported by Arts Council England

Monday, May 22, 2006

Thought Universe May 2006

Films -
Fiesta Slagz - 5' 31"
Jigsaw - 10'28"
Wildlife garden - 2'20"
Projector - 1' 30"
- are being screened at the Flick Film Festival (
as part of the Chorlton Arts Festival 2006 in Manchester UK.

Live - A couple of Thought Universe solo set this week -
- Monatronic night on Thursday 25th May at the Lounge Bar, Chorlton, Manchester UK - 8-12pm.
Along with music from Opiu and Nunatak. Monatronic is a Manchester-based label and collective with a passion for all things electronic. Established in 2004, it provides a platform for the exposure of electronic music, from digital disco to experimentation in left of centre and acoustic sounds. Alongside purely electronic sounds, the event will incorporate acoustic and analogue elements together with visuals and films developed by some of the UK’s most talented up and coming visual artists.

- Sound Network Launch Party - Saturday 27th May, The Dragon Bar, Liverpool.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Gig at night and day Manchester

Played improvised keyboards last night at the famous Manchester 'Night and Day' venue with my friend Tony Pinkham.
Tony DJ'ed his own music mixed with a selection of classic funk/soul/hiphop music. The trusty Korg MS 20 synth had its part to play again and an old dodgy Yamaha keyboard complimented the music. A little bit different from working on my electronic music compositions - instantaneous great fun!
More gigs coming soon - hooray!

Friday, July 08, 2005

hello from paris

hi cyberworld,
iam sat up at 3.00am in Paris.
Currently attending the CCMIX intensive one month course in electronic music. Having a fantastic time meeting new people, learning new software and composition stratagies - what more could a composer want?