Credits

Awards & Funding

  • Prix Field Recording. Phonurgia Nova Awards, FR. Nominated (2018)
  • Digital memory and the sonic architecture of Mercury. Arts Council England Funding (2017-2018)
  • Doctoral Research Scholarship. Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) (2015-2018)
  • New Art West Midlands. First Prize (2016)
  • The Imitation Archive. Arts Council England Funding (2015)
  • Aesthetica Art Prize. Shortlisted (2015)
  • Without Words Film Festival, Marseille, FR. Grand Prize (2015)
  • Deutsche Bank Creative Prize for Music (2014)
  • Ideas Tap, Five Elements – Digital. First Prize (2014)
  • The Birmingham Conservatoire Postgraduate Prize (2014)

Residencies

  • The British School at Rome, Mead Scholarship, Rome, IT (2017)
  • AER: International Artist Residency Programme. Joya: arte + ecología, Almeria, ES (2016)
  • The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park, UK (2015)

Education

  • PhD in Sound and Media Arts – CRiSAP, London College of Communication, UAL (2019)
  • MMus Music Technology (Distinction), Birmingham Conservatoire (2014)
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy with Psychology, University of Leeds (2006)

Exhibitions

  • Memory Line, The Computer Laboratory, Festival of Ideas, Cambridge, UK (2018)
  • Memory Line, MK Central Library, MK Festival Fringe, Milton Keynes, UK (2018)
  • Net Sounds, Biennale Musiques en Scène, Les Subsistances/GRAME, Lyon, FR (2018)
  • Five Years On, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2018)
  • Art for the Environment, Nunnery Gallery, London, UK (2018)
  • Trajectories, Watermans, London, UK (2018)
  • Future Proof, The LAB, Dublin, IE (2017)
  • Connecting Columns, Srishti Outpost, Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, IN (2017)
  • Fields of Athenry, Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton, UK (2016)
  • Acts of Searching Closely, ASC Gallery, London, UK (2016)
  • Strongrooms, Warwickshire County Council Touring Project, UK (2016)
  • New Art West Midlands, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, UK (2016)
  • New Art West Midlands, Midlands Art Centre (mac) (2016), UK
  • New Art West Midlands, Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2016), UK
  • New Art West Midlands, Herbert Gallery, Coventry (2016), UK
  • The Cloud is More Than Air and Water, Queen Street Studios, Belfast, UK (2015)
  • Aesthetica Art Prize Show, York St. Mary’s, York, UK (2015)
  • (((echo))), Stryx Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2014)
  • The Cloud is More Than Air and Water, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK (2014)

Publications

  • Parker, M. (2020) ‘The People’s Cloud’ In: Jørgensen, D. (ed.) In the Clouds. Trondheim, NO: Museumsforlaget AS. (March 2020)
  • Parker, M. (2019) ‘An Apple a day: Listening to data centre site selection through a sonospheric investigation’ In: Culture Machine 18 pp.1-15
  • Parker, M. (2016) Mechanical Calculators. [HD video with stereo sound] At: http://photomediationsmachine.net/2016/02/01/mechanical-calculators/
  • Parker, M. (2015) ‘The Imitation Archive: Recording the Sounds of the World’s First Computers’ In: Tipp, C (ed.) An Antidote to Indifference: A Tributary of Caught by the River 13 pp.24-27

Performances and Screenings

  • CRiSAP Official Playlist, Helicotrema 6,  Blauer Hase, Venice, IT (2017)
  • No Maps for These Territories, Jerwood Staging Series, Jerwood Space, London, UK (2016)
  • Zealous X, Rich Mix, London, UK (2016)
  • Without Words Film Festival, Marseille, FR (2015)
  • The Imitation Archive, Soundproof, ABC Radio National, Australia (2015)
  • European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück, DE (2015)
  • Reflections on Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK (2015)
  • #howtodisappear, Melbourne Fringe Festival ’14, Melbourne, AU (2014)
  • SOUNDKitchen, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, UK (2014)
  • Turbulence in the Chamber, Trispace Gallery, London, UK (2014)
  • Iridaceae, Liz Johnson and the Fitzwilliam Quartet, King’s Place, London, UK (2014)
  • The Frontiers Festival, Birmingham, UK (2014)
  • Midnight Davis, Session Bass Player (Five Easy Pieces Records, 2013)
  • In a Dim Light, Nedry. Album. (Monotreme Records, 2012)
  • Condors, Nedry. Album. (Monotreme Records, 2010)
  • Oko-oo-ho, Oko-oo-ho. DVD (No Sleep Production, 2008)
  • Method of Loci, Unspeakable Easels (Broken Branch Records, 2007)
  • Air Wonder Stories, Unspeakable Easels (Unlabel, 2006)

Teaching

  • Associate Lecturer, BSc/MMus Music Technology, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (2018 – present)
  • Associate Lecturer, MA Sound Arts. London College of Communication, UAL (2017- present)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice. London College of Communication, UAL (2019)
  • Field recording workshop, Art for the Environment, Nunnery Gallery & Bow Arts, London (2018)
  • Visiting Lecturer, MA in Art and Research Collaboration, IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (2017)
  • Visiting Practitioner, BA/MA Sound Arts. London College of Communication, UAL, London (2016)
  • Walking Studies Symposium, The People’s Cloud, Keele University, Keele, UK (2015)
  • Performing live electronic music training (NEET 16-21), Modular Music School, Manchester (2014)
  • Music Technology for Assistive Technology Learning Training, Soundbeam with 3DOM & Birmingham City University, Birmingham (2014)

Speaking and Conferences

  • In the Clouds, International Symposium, Stavanger Art Museum / University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway (2019)
  • Invisible Symposium, Iklectik Art Lab. London, UK (2018)
  • Investigating Infrastructure, Space and Place Research Network Symposium. Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK (2018)
  • FameLab, Guest Speaker. British Council and Science Gallery Dublin, Dublin, IE (2018)
  • Large Objects Moving Air, Co-Director of one day international conference. London College of Communication, UK (2018)
  • Data Centers: Investigating Socio-Technological Assemblages of the Cloud. Stockholm University, SE (2017)
  • ‘Socially Engaged Artists’ and the Residency Model. Guest Lecture. National Trust Croome and New Art West Midlands (2017).
  • Sound and the Environment. University of Hull, Hull, UK (2017)
  • The Sound Of Memory: Sound-track / Sound-scape. Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2017)
  • Open Fields. Vibrating the Web. RIXC Conference, Riga, LV (2016)
  • Points of Listening. Listening to the Internet. Guest Lecture. London College of Communication, UAL (2016)
  • Sound Passages: passaggi di suono. Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), Venice, IT (2015)
  • NPR Interview, The Imitation Archive, Weekend Edition with Simon Scott (2015)
  • Introduction to Field Recording, Keele University, Keele, UK (2015)
  • BBC Click Interview, The Imitation Archive, BBC World Service (2015)
  • Producing the Imitation Archive, Part I and Part II, British Library Sound and Vision Archive (2015)
  • Easter Bytes sponsored by Bloomberg, The Imitation Archive, Bletchley Park (2015)
  • Tech Review Interview, The Imitation Archive, NPR Radio USA (2015)
  • BBC Click Interview (with Vint Cerf), The Imitation Archive, BBC World Service (2015)

Field Recordist, Sound Design, Post Production

  • Composer. Sarajevo and the siege. Between occupation and freedom. Film. ScanLAB Projects, Project V Architecture and British Council (2018)
  • Sound Editor. Evde. Film. Dir. Bella Riza (2018)
  • Sound Editor. “That Shot”. Film series Dir. Tyler Freeman-Smith (Nikon, 2018)
  • Sound Recordist. And You Thought I Was Bad. Film. Guy Oliver (Zabludowicz Collection, 2018)
  • Sound Design. Salt Road. Film. Dir. Bella Riza (2017)
  • Sound Design. The Dead Man In The Sea at Urca. Film. Dir. Abigail Butler (2017)
  • Field Recording and Sound Design. White Mountain, Emma Charles (For Reset: Modernity exhibition at ZKM Gallery, DE. Curated by Bruno Latour, (2016)
  • Sound Design. Storybox: Broadcast, Information Age permanent exhibition at Science Museum, London (Mesmer, 2014)
  • Composition and Sound Design. We Can See it From Here. Oval House Theatre, London, UK (Another Place Theatre Co, 2014)