Mark Vernon is a Glasgow-based artist whose work exists on the fringes of sound art, music and broadcasting. A keen advocate of radio as an art form, he co-runs Glasgow art radio station Radiophrenia, and has produced radio programmes for stations internationally. He has also published a slew of solo and collaborative music projects through Staalplaat, Ultra Eczema, Entr’acte, 3Leaves, Staubgold and Gagarin Records, as well as a series of small CDR and LP editions on his own meagre resource imprint.
For this special performance at Counterflows Festival, Mark will be doing a live presentation of his newest LP, ‘Lend an ear, leave a word’, released on Graham Lambkin’s KYE label. Composed from field recordings of contemporary Lisbon combined with reel-to-reel tapes and micro-cassettes found at the Feira de Ladra flea market, it is a portrait of time and place – an archaeology of sound. The result of the audio flotsam and jetsam washed up on the shores of low commerce in the flea markets of Lisbon.