photo: Nic Chapman

Mark S. Williamson, a musician, sound artist and educator based in Todmorden, West Yorkshire. His work is often made in response to his environment, working on location, combining field recordings with electronic and acoustic instrumentation, usually recorded outside, amid the landscape and weather.

Mark has recorded for wiaiwya, Apollolaan, the Dark Outside and his own Forged River Recordings. His work has been reviewed by The Wire, Electronic Sound, Shindig and The Quietus and he was one of the fourteen artists featured in Electronic Sound Magazine’s ‘field recording special’.

His collaboration with Luke Turner on series of readings from Luke’s book ‘Out of the Woods’ has seen performances at Cecil Sharp House, Port Eliot Festival, The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, Krankenhaus Festival and the Horse Hospital and he recently collaborated with the artist Michael Powell on his Calderfolk project.


His film work includes the Traffic Report and Stone Report (created for The Stone Club) series, music videos and visual accompaniments to live performances.


Mark has been creating music for over twenty years, often under the Spaceship banner and increasingly under his own name. The majority of his recent work has been landscape inspired, working with the geology and physical geography of the Upper Calder Valley…


Stone Report is a series of short films about some of the lesser known prehistoric monuments in the British Isles and beyond…


Performing as Spaceship and under his own name, Mark has been presenting his audio-visual live sets since 2018.