Mark Iain Pilkington is a composer and performer of electroacoustic music. His practice encapsulates both sound and image as a means to extend spatial imaginings between real and virtual space. The coupling of sound and image are applied to electroacoustic composition, installation and screen-based works. Forging immaterial and creative labour through a network of interwoven and augmented territories, his work increasingly queries the way operations carry great critical and creative potential. Seeking new modes of critical engagement that incorporate multiple narratives through non-digital and digital aesthetic informs the direction of his pedagogy. His theoretical research focuses on the relationship between artistic genres and their respective aesthetic theories with reference to electroacoustic music, sound synthesis, visual music, coding, philosophy, and film. His practice especially focuses on audio-visual composition using real and virtual entities as a means to explore time and space.
Collaborative interdisciplinary work is carried out with composers and visual artist/s.
His work has been performed and screened at ICMC, ARS Electronica, Royal Academy of Arts, The Royal Society, ZKM | Karlsruhe, MANTIS festival and the Open Circuit Festival. Commissioned by Google, FutureEverything and the Arts Council England. Awarded the prestigious Giga-Hertz Production Prize for Electronic Music, ZKM | Karlsruhe in 2020.