|Porest – aka: Mark Gergis is a composer, performer, producer and international audio/visual archivist. Across twenty years, Porest has had numerous solo and group releases on the Porestsound, Seeland, Resipiscent and Abduction record labels – leaving a confounding trail of audio works that incorporate multi-layered music, fabled pop songs, autistic audio collage, international field and radio recordings, and mangled radio plays. Solo and group live performances slip between heady multi-instrumentation, political dirty bombs and absurdist irreverence.
Since 2003, with the Sublime Frequencies label, an ethnographic music and film collective out of Seattle, Washington – and with his own label – Sham Palace, Mark has aptly shared decades of research and countless hours of archived music, film footage and field recordings acquired during extensive travels in the Middle East, South East Asia and elsewhere.
Mark is also co-founder of long-running experimental Bay Area music/performance group Mono Pause and its offshoot – Neung Phak – which performs inspired renditions of Southeast Asian pop music.
|POREST • Discography|