mark so /composer.


mark so strongly embraces the phenomenon of the just barely audible,
taking up a broad palette of sound-producing devices (including glasses, stones)

- petra hedler, nordrhein-westfalen gazette.

there are often moments of great beauty ... but there are never moments of transcendence
as a listener, you are ineluctably in the present, wrestling with it

- madison brookshire, a shout in the street.

it simply made the listeners vulnerable
- richard cameron-wolfe.

/scores blog.
/artslant page.

/DEATH-SPIRAL cassettes, print & online editions; 2014-present.

/OSCD45 mark so: part of life - CD; 2021.
/e2 anthology music, texts & graphics by elaine radoff barkin (ed. & foreword by mark so); 2020.
/wm47 the yggdrasil-soli by ulrich krieger (incl. underworld by mark so) - usb; 2020.
/THE TRIP film by eileen myles (music by mark so); 2019.
/MI04 mark so: AIR CASTLES for Joseph Kudirka - audio cassette; 2017.
/CA21 mark so: And suddenly from all this there came some horrid music - cdr; 2017.
/mark so - a box of wind: Ashbery Series published by marfa book co; 2016.
/EWR 1404/05 west coast soundings (incl. segue by mark so) - 2 cd collection; 2014.
/MI01 mark so: Pale plumes of dullness - 2 audio cassettes; 2013.
/RI-5 READING ILLUMINATIONS/A BOOK OF PALMS by mark so - audio cassette; 2012.
/wm29 mark so: sitting and listening / patrick farmer: let's grasp it, naked as it is...under a storm of stones - audio cassette; 2012.
/BANGS book by mark so & manfred werder; 2009.

/SoapEar Issue 2 featuring my mixtape at no determinate time or place. a familiar instance.; 2018.
/perspectives (3) : mark so interview with jennie gottschalk + additional media, at soundexpanse; 2017.
/BORE 05|LOOSE LEAF EDITIONS scores collection; 2017.
/CeReNeM Journal Issue 6 including an extensive presentation of my name pieces, with commentary by joseph kudirka and myself; 2017.
/TDR - The Drama Review 59/2 provocation: reading 'the recital' by john ashbery, with supplemental content; 2015.
/Wolf Notes #8 chapbook from compost and height; 2015.
/word events - perspectives on verbal notation critical anthology including my scores and an essay; 2012.

/experiments in the periphery online archive; 2017.
/conversation with participants in the collaborative 'artist theater program' + other performances from day 2 of at night the states at the hammer museum; 2017.
/brainchild part 3 collaborative project with kathleen johnson; 2015.
/mark so appreciations vi: machine by madison brookshire & flow chart in the experimental music yearbook, 2015.
/listening in/to the liminal lateral addition #12 includes an audio/transcript excerpt of my tape 'though we haven't read it, we know there is a script' made with a text by eileen myles; 2014.
/traveling furiously toward you - john ashbery and the arts jacket2 web feature includes my ashbery pieces FARMs 1-3; 2013.
/fact mix 316 : julia holter includes my tape TWO HOURS (side A); 2012.
/winter 2012 collaborative web project between adam fitzgerald, chris girard & mark so at onandonscreen.
/litany & windrows (john ashbery & mark so) in the experimental music yearbook, 2010.
/small preludes by christian wolff (mark so, piano) in the experimental music yearbook, 2009.

/brainchild: an otherwordly ceremony on a simulated mars article by stuart krimko for kcet artbound; 2015.
/several iterations of spring article in the summer 2013 miami rail by stuart krimko.
/2011 and mark so's 'river' essay by casey anderson.
/just outside blog post on sound series at presents gallery #2 - lamb, overton, pisaro & so; 2010.
/uncommon knowledge: mark so's text scores essay by madison brookshire; 2010.
/a shout in the street blog by madison brookshire, with mark so appreciations V, IV, III, II, I; 2010.

/a day in la - washington blvd event page; 2010.
/performing the city event page; 2008.
/san fernando road event page; 2008.
/microfest 2008 event page.
/mark so: late early works program page; 2007.
/cold storage project event page; 2006.
/machine project difficult music series, adam overton & mark so event page; 2006.

/radio wandelweiser experimental music webstream.

Mark So

Los Angeles, CA

Pages last updated: 29 May 2021