Mark Hooper is an RMIT third year Bachelor of Design: Digital Media student who specialises and undertakes work in sound design, composition, field recording, percussion workshops, performances, digital media and research.
Mark has a personal interest in percussion, field recordings and abstraction that draws on a multi genre approach which is highly influenced by doom jazz, jazz fusion, industrial, experimental, percussion, and post rock. Mark has an affinity for playing with dynamics and creating interesting textures, sounds and visceral soundscapes that are highly emotive.
Mark was recently a recipient of a 2019 Victorian Regional Arts Grant for his 'Found Sounds by Paddock Digital' field recording project.
In 2019 Mark was an researcher, associate artist and experimental sound workshop facilitator on the Coal Hole Project.
Currently Mark is undertaking programming, research and compostion work at the RMIT audio kinetic lab.
Mark has also been a lead player and manager of the percussion group Big Boom Bang since 2010.