Mark Trayle was born in California in 1955. He attended the University of Oregon and Mills College, studying composition with Robert Ashley, David Behrman, and David Rosenboom.
Trayle has performed in a variety of venues in the U.S. and Europe, including New Langton Arts and The Lab in San Francisco, Experimental Intermedia Foundation and Roulette in New York City, Het Apollohuis in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and the Centro d'Arte in Padova, Italy. He was a featured performer at New Music America '89, New Music Across America 1992, the 'Cybersonics' series at The Kitchen (1993), Ars Electronica '94, WRO 95 (Wroclaw, Poland), and SoundArt 95 in Hannover (Germany).
In 1988 he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of San Diego to compose a work for radio, "Large Room with Delay". He has been an artist-in-residence at Mills College, STEIM (Amsterdam), and most recently The Lab.
As a member of the computer network band, The Hub, he has performed at major festivals and venues throughout the United States and Europe, collaborating with such artists as Alvin Curran and the Rova Saxophone Quartet. He created the soundtrack for "Menagerie", a virtual reality installation shown at the Centre Pompidou in 1993, and a recipient of a Distinction at the 1994 Prix Ars Electronica. Most recently he collaborated with Perry Hoberman on a virtual reality tour of the Sapporo Brewery in Tokyo.
Trayle's music is available on Artifact Recordings (both solo and with The Hub) and on the Elektra/Nonesuch compilation Imaginary Landscapes. He has been the subject of interviews and articles in Strumenti Musicali, Virtual, Realta' Virtual (Italy), Pixelations and Keyboard (USA) magazines. A chapter on his work with computer music performance interfaces will appear in Cybercultures, due out in Fall of 1995 (Grove Press). His article, 'Nature, Networks, Chamber Music', appears in the premiere issue of the Leonardo Music Journal.
"...a magician who commands unknown powers...elegant, even spellbinding gestures... a stimulating experience." - Hannover Neue Presse
"... with great sensitivity he reformed existing material into new, sometimes humorous sound-images, pictures for attentive ears." - Neues Volksblatt (Linz,Austria)
"... the results ranged from compelling to hilarious" - Computer Music Journal
"... redefines the art of noise" - LA Weekly
"What you see is Trayle creating what you hear out of `thin air'" - SF Bay Guardian
Contact: Mark Trayle, POB 192014, San Francisco, CA, 94119-2014 USA
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