‘A skilled and subtle essay in the manipulation of environmental sound. It is immersive and reflective and a powerful evocation of place and space.’ BBC Radio 3.
‘In terms of phonography, A Quiet Reverie is potentially a monumental work that demonstrates what the field can achieve. It offers an immersive and reflective experience with a detailed narrative. Field recording artists looking for inspiration would do well to experience this work.’ Alex Young, Further Noise.
‘Somehow I was transported to this eerie world of empty monasteries, of endless fields, of whistling trees and swaying leaves. The cheery warm light in the gallery was transformed to the melancholy dusk of mortality, apparent in images of abandoned churches, silent waters and flocks of birds. A sense of aching beauty, of silence, despite sound, is felt.’ Eleanor Weber, Jotta Arts.
‘My favorite aspect of the project is that Wright chooses his subjects as ones of “historical turbulence,” allowing the listener’s preconceptions to be either demolished or enhanced through the act of listening… a studied and significant undertaking.’ Al Jones, Bagatellen.
‘The 18 min psycho phonography moves and moves us through a fragile deeply felt sonic narrative that for me was an oscillation of flickering images, fleeing associations and pooled moments of intense presence…I hand over the headphones emotionally charged and emotionally changed.’ Mark Trezona, Performance marks.
‘Soundscaping highly recommends every listener to take a twenty minute break from everyday life, and read through Mark Peter Wright’s small black book while listening to A Quiet Reverie.’ András Szolnoki, Soundscaping.
‘With each of the soundscape’s five “suites” flowing into the next, it’s easy to imagine oneself exploring the architectural structures and walking through the forests.’ Ron Schepper, Textura.
Interview in Jotta Arts