Mark Wastell

Posted on February 7, 2009

Mark Wastell has been active in contemporary music since 1995, making his initial concerts with the trio IST (with Simon H. Fell and Rhodri Davies) and Chris Burn’s Ensemble. He is currently a member of a number of leading ensembles including The Sealed Knot (with Rhodri Davies and Burkhard Beins), +minus (with Graham Halliwell and Bernhard Günter). Sakada (with Mattin and Eddie Prévost), The Scotch of St. James (with Tim Barnes), Open (with Phil Durrant and Matt Davis), Broken Consort (with Rhodri Davies) nad Oceans Of Silver & Blood (w Joachim Nordwall). He has collaborated with numerous musicians including Otomo Yoshihide, John Tilbury, Lasse Marhaug, Toshimaru Nakamura, John Zorn, Sachiko M, Keith Rowe, Tony Conrad, Evan Parker, Annette Krebs, John Wall, Taku Sugimoto, David Toop and Derek Bailey. Mark has performed at many international festivals and toured extensively throughout the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, Scandinavia, America and the Far East. His recording output to date exceeds forty-five published releases on a variety of labels which include Confront (UK), Erstwhile (USA), Trente Oiseaux (Germany), Incus (UK), Meniscus (USA), Hibari (Japan), Absinth (Germany), Rossbin (Italy), w.m.o/r (Spain) and Absurd (Greece), Monotype (Poland), Another Timbre (England), Cathnor (England), Kning Disk (Sweden) and more …


Mark Wastell & Rhodri Davies: Live At Melbourne (Mikroton, 2011)

Mark Wastell & Lasse Marhaug: (Monotype, 2011)

Mark Wastell, Simon Allen, Chris Burn, Lee Patterson: John Cage: One4  (Another Timbre, 2011)

Mark Wastell & Jonathan McHugh: Hydriotaphia (Confront, 2010)

Mark Wastell & Jonathan McHugh/ Angharad Davies:  20090718/ Atak (Compost & Height, 2010)

Oceans Of Silver & Blood: Live At Cafe Oto (Confront, 2009)

Mark Wastell: After Hours (Cathnor, 2009)

Oceans Of Silver & Blood: s/t  (Nosordo, 2008)

Mark Wastell, Evan Parker, Graham Halliwell, : A Life Saved By A Spider And Two Doves  (Another Timbre, 2008)

Hugh Davies + Mark Wastell, Adam Bohman, Lee Patterson: For Hugh Davies (Another Timbre, 2008)

Mark Wastell: Come Crimson Rays (Kning Disk, 2007)

The Sealed Knot: Confront Live Series Vol. 3 (Confront Live series, 2007)

Mark Wastell: Amoungst English Men  (absinthRecords, 2007)

IST: Lodi  (Confront Collectros Series, 2006)

Mark Wastell: Caressed On The Brow By Unseen Hand  (L’innomable, 2006)

Mark Wastell & Graham Halliwell: Tractatus de Imagine Mundi (KNING Disk, 2006)

Mark Wastell & Keith Rowe: Confront Live Series Vol. 2 (Confront Live Series, 2006)

Mark Wastell/ Paul Vogel/ David Lacey: Confront Live Series Vol. 1   (Confont Live Series, 2006)

Herve Boghossian/ Mark Wastell/ John Tilbury: Archi Texture Vol. 1  (Cathnor, 2006)

+minus: A Rainy Koran Verse (Trente Oiseaux, 2005)

+minus: First Meeting (Trente Oiseaux, 2005)

Broken Consort: Done  (Quakebasket, 2005)

+minus: L’ Ecoute Libere (Esquilo, 2005)

Graham Halliwell: Recorded Delivery  (Confront, 2005)

Mark Wastell: Vibra # 2 (Longbox Records, 2005)

The Scotch Of St. James: Live At AMPLIFY 2004: Addition (Confront, 2004)

Angharad Davies/Rhodri Davies/Phil Durrant/Mark Wastell: London Strings (absinthRecords, 2004)

The Sealed Knot: Unwanted Object  (Confront, 2004)

Mark Wastell: Vibra # 1  (w.m.o/r, 2004)

Mark Wastell & Graham Halliwell: Faktura  (Absurd, 2003)

Sakada: Never Give Up On The Margins Of Logic  (Antiopic, 2003)

Mark Wastell/ Phil Durrant/ Matt Davis: Open  (Erstwhile, 2003)

Mark Wastell & Taku Unami: Small Sounds In A Quiet Room  (Hibari, 2003)

Freedom Of The City 2003. Small Groups (Emanem, 2003)

Tetuzi Akiyama & Toshimaru Nakamura: Meeting At Offsite Vol. 2 (Improvised Music from Japan, 2002)

V/A: I’ve Never Thought You Would Have Done It … (Rossbin, 2002)

The Sealed Knot: Surface/ Plane  (Meniscus, 2001)

Total Music Meeting 2001: Audilogy- 11 Groups Live In Berlin (FMP/ a/l/l, 2001)

Hans Koch: London Duos & Trios (Intakt, 2002)

Mark Wastell & Matt Davis: Derby/ Liverpool  (Absurd, 2002)

Mark Wastell/ Tetuzi Akiyama/ Taku Sugimoto/ Toshimaru Nakamura: Foldings  (Confront, 2002)

Belaska: Vault (w.m.o/r, 2002)

Freedom Of The City 2001: Large Groups (Emanem, 2001)

Freedom Of The City 2001: Small Groups (Emanem, 2001)

Assumed Possibilities: Still Point  (Rossbin, 2001)

Chris Burn Ensemble: Horizontals White (Emanem, 2001)

London Improvisors Orchestra: The Hearing Continues ( Emanem, 2000)

Mark Wastell/ Burkhard Beins/ Rhodri Davies: The Sealed Knot  (Confront, 2000)

Mark Wastell/ Rhodri Davies/ Alessandra Rombola/ Matt Davis: s/t  (Confront, 2000)

Quatuor Accorde: Angel Gate  (Emanem, 2000)

V/A: Relay Eight  (2:13, 2000)

Mark Wastell/ Phil Durrant/ Matt Davis: s/t  (Confront, 2000)

Lol Coxhill: Spectral Soprano (Emanem, 1999)

Company: Company In Marseille (Incus, 1999)

Mark Wastell/ Chris Burn/ Rhodri Davies/ Phil Durrant: Assumed Possibilities (Confront, 1998)

Simon H. Fell: Composition No. 30: Compilation III  (Bruce’s Fingers, 1998)

Strings with Evan Parker: s/t  (Emanem, 1998)

IST: Ghost Notes  (Bruce’s Fingers, 1997/98)

John Wall: Constructions I-IV (Utterpsalm, 1998)

V/A: Little Movements- Sampler 3 (FMR, 1997)

Chris Burn Ensemble. Navigations (Acta, 1997)

IST: Consequences  (Confront, 1997)

Scant: At A Club Room (Confront, 1996)

Collision Duo: Refraction (Confront, 1996)

Mark Wastell/ Philipp Wachsmann/ Roger Curphy/ Carol Ann Jackson/ Trevor Taylor : Icarus (FMR, 1995)

IST: Anagrams To Avoid (Siwa, 1995)

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