"...US sound artist Conure...creates complex and original works of electronic manipulation full of rich textures and fine details that don't fall into an easy category."
-Patrick O'Neil (Self Abuse Records/Solipsism)
Now based in Berlin, I (Mark Wilson, also of 15 Degrees Below Zero and Rings of Smoke Through the Trees) have been creating ambient noise and other varieties of sound art under the moniker Conure since May of 2000. I have released an extensive catalog of music on Silken Tofu, Auricular Records, Edgetone Records, Connexion Bizarre, Solipsism, Crunch Pod, and others, in addition to touring successfully throughout the US, Canada, and Germany. I have also collaborated and performed with various other sound art, new music, and jazz musicians such as Big City Orchestra, Instagon, Praying For Oblivion, Nihil Communication, Rent Romus, CJ Borosque, Phillip Greenlief, and Thomas Park, amongst others.
I currently utilize various microphones, effects pedals, loops, field recordings, and mixer as my main set of tools to create sounds that range from minimal drones to heavily layered walls of feedback and cacophony.
EQUIPMENT USED (current and past)::
::keyboards (Yamaha CS2X, Roland JP8000, Midiman Oxygen8), Roland MC-303 Groove Box, Roland MS-1 sampler, Alesis SR-16 drum machine, various software applications (Adobe Audition, Ableton Live, Fruity Loops, Cool Edit Pro, Sound Forge, SimSynth), mixers (Mackie 1402-VLZ3, Behringer Eurorack UB1202, some Alesis 16 track behemoth), Roland ED UA-30 Audio Interface, Edirol USB Audio Capture UA-25, found sounds, field recordings, samples, minidisc recorders (Sharp MD-MT15, Sony Hi-MD MZ-RH910), various CD players, contact mics and other microphones, laptops (some Dell Latitude model, Toshiba Portege 4000, Toshiba Tecra A4, Toshiba Tecra A9, Asus N751J), various effects (Behringer BSY600 Bass Synthesizer, Boss RC-20XL Loop Station, Line6 DL4 Delay Modeler, Take Flight Pedals Goose Fuzz, Electro-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer, Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress Flanger/Filter Matrix, Electro-Harmonix Doctor Q Envelope Follower, Ashdown Bass Envelope Filter, Boss Digital Reverb/Delay RV-3, Alesis NanoVerb, Boss Digital Delay DD-6, Boss Digital Delay DD-3, Boss Equalizer GE-7, Arion Digital Delay/Sampler DDS-1, DOD Overdrive Plus FX50-5, DOD Equalizer FX40-B, Boss Hyper Fuzz FZ-2, Boss Hyper Metal HM-3, DigiTech PDS 1550 Programmable Distortion, Boss Heavy Metal HM-2 distortion, Darelectro Milkshake Chorus, Boss Distortion DS-1, Boss Enhancer EH-2, Ibanez Thrashmetal TM5, Arion Octave MOC-1, Boss Bass Flanger BF-2B, DOD Stereo Phaser FX20-B, Danelectro FAB Echo, Danelectro FAB Metal, Danelectro, FAB Flange, Danelectro FAB Chorus, Digitech Hot Rod Rock Distortion, Johnson Fifties Tremolo FT-2, Wholenote Phaser PH-170, DOD FX7 Guitar FX Processor/Preamp, Jim Dunlop USA Original Crybaby GCB-95, Dunlop USA Crybaby 535Q, multiple software effects), various turntables and records, toy electronic drum, portable television, various radios and guitars