Mark Vernon is a sound artist and radio producer based in Scotland. Mark has worked with Take a Part on Efford FM and Take a Party Nowhere FM
Mark Vernon is a sound artist and radio producer based in Scotland. Mark has worked with Take a Part on Efford FM, Take a Party Nowhere FM and most recently was commissioned to create ‘The Dividing Line’ with Take A Part and The River Tamar Project. Mark both developed recorded and edited content for radio broadcasts with Take A Part, managed the live broadcasting of the radio content alongside Neil Rose and researched and shot the Dividing line.
He was a founding member of art radio collective, ‘Radio Tuesday’ and has been involved with a number of RSL art radio projects including Hairwaves, Efford FM and Lifting the Fog. He has produced programmes and features for stations including WFMU, RADIA, Resonance FM, CKUT, VPRO and theBBC. Mark’s radio productions range from documentaries and radio plays to more experimental audio collage and soundscape pieces. His practice also encompasses performance, soundtracks, installations and record releases. He is a lecturer in Sound Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College, Dundee and is currently artist in residence at Forth Valley Hospital developing new work for their hospital radio station, Radio Royal.
“The thing I enjoyed most about Efford FM was the thrill of the live radio broadcasts – it was a joy to see people take their first tentative steps as radio presenters and rise to the challenge admirably. I was bowled over by the sense of community and the warmth of local people who freely gave up their time to get involved, welcomed me into their homes to record interviews and openly shared their thoughts and feelings with both me and the listeners at home. It made for a some great radio and also a great art project!”