Mark Dyer is a composer of experimental concert and installation music. His work explores the entanglement between borrowed material, landscape and narrative.
Mark has worked with ensembles such as the Arditti Quartet, House of Bedlam, The Riot Ensemble, Psappha and CoMA, as well as soloists Benedict Holland, Kathryn Williams, Jason Alder and Amy Jolly. In addition he has had work installed at HOMEmcr, Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival and the Street Road Artists Space, Pennsylvania.
Mark have attended several international residencies, including the 2019 Bilkent Composition Academy, the 2018 Defragmentation ‘Technology in Music Booksprint’ at the Darmstadt New Music Summer School, and the 2018 UKYA Cornish Weekender. Additionally, Mark has published in TEMPO, Early Music, the INSAM Journal of Contemporary Music, Art and Technology, and the Elsewhere Journal.
Mark has taught at the Royal Northern College of Music, was Leverhulme Mentor at the Junior RNCM, and has mentored students at Holy Cross College, Bury.
Mark studied at the University of Southampton with Matthew Shlomowitz and Ben Oliver, where he received the Hazel Muras-Osborn Prize for Composition. His studies at the University of Manchester were supervised by Philip Grange and supported by the Harry Clough Scholarship.
Mark is currently a PhD candidate in Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, supervised by Mauricio Pauly. These studies are generously supported by an AHRC North West Consortium DTP studentship.