Graduate Profiles

Mark, Andrew

  • https://yorku.academia.edu/AndrewMark

  • Email:

  • amark@yorku.ca

  • Year Entered: 2009

    Student Info

    Dissertation Title

    MUSICKING HORNBY ISLAND: A UTOPIAN ECOMUSICOLOGY

    Comprehensive Areas

    • Ecomusicology
    • Ethnographic methodologies
    • North American utopian movements

    Committees

    Cate Sandilands (FES), Gage Averill (Dean of Arts UBC), Peter Timmerman (Chair, FES)

    Supervisory Committee

    • Cate Sandilands (FES)
    • Gage Averill (Dean of Arts UBC)
    • Peter Timmerman (Chair, FES)

    Previous Education

  • B.A. Environment and Development (minor International Development Studies), McGill University
  • M.A. in Ethnomusicology, York University
  • Publications

    Publications

    2 articles published, 1 book chapter published

    3 book chapters forthcoming, 2 article in review, and 1 invited book review.

    * Indicates independent peer review.

     

    JOURNAL ARTICLES

    * Mark, Andrew. 2014. “Refining Uranium: Bob Wiseman’s Ecomusicological Puppetry.” Environmental Humanities 4: 69–94.

    * Mark, Andrew. 2011. “Gnawa Confusion: The Fusion of Algeria’s Favorite French band.” Ethnologies Journal 33, no. 2: 203–228.

     

    SUBMITTED, IN REVIEW

    * Mark, Andrew. 2014. “The Sole Mbira: An Ecomusicology of Stewardship, Charity, and Scarcity.” TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. Submitted August. 30 pages

    * Mark, Andrew. 2014. “Organize to Mourn: Environmental Loss and Musicking.” Ethics & the Environment. 18 pages.

    BOOK CHAPTERS

    *Mark, Andrew. 2015. “Consciousness, Solidarity, and Musicking: Ecoethnographic Justice on Hornby Island.” In Ecomusicology: A Field Guide, edited by Aaron Allen and

    Kevin Dawes. Routledge. 17 Pages. In Review.

    *Mark, Andrew, and Amanda Di Battista (first authorship is shared). 2015. “Making Loss the Centre: Mourning Environmental Loss through Podcasts.” In Environment and/as

    Mourning, edited by Ashlee Willox and Karen Landman. McGill-Queen’s University Press. 26 Pages. In Review.

    *Di Battista, Amanda, and Andrew Mark (first authorship is shared). 2015. “CoHearing Consequences of the Commons: Podcasting, Ecopolitics, and the Power of Listening.”

    Co-Author. In Green Words/Green

    Worlds: Environmental Literatures and Politics, edited by Catriona Sandilands, Amanda Di Battista, and Ella Soper. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 25 Pages. In Review.

    * Mark, Andrew. 2011. “Divided Kingdom Republic: Zimbabwean Hip-hop in London.” In Territoires musicaux mis en scène, edited by Monique Desriches, Marie-Hélène

    Pichette, Claude Dauphin, Gordon E.

    Smith, 399–414. Montréal: Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal.
     

    INVITED BOOK REVIEW

    Mark, Andrew. 2013. A Review of “The Great Animal Orchestra,” by Bernie Krauss (2012). The Goose, Journal for the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada 12/14: 181–3.

     

    DEGREE PUBLICATIONS

    Mark, Andrew. 2009. The Sole Mbira? A Case Study in Ethnomusicology as Praxis. MA Major Research Paper. 120 Pages. Supervisor: Rob Simms.

    Mark, Andrew (part of seven member team). 2003. Opportunities and Threats: SWOT Test For Sierra Club of Canada, Québec Chapter. BA Major Project. 100 Pages. Supervisor: Amelia Clarke.  

    Selected Publications & Invited Talks: 10 departmental podcasts (3 in progress), 10 non peer-reviewed publications, 3 CD credits, 13 invited lectures

     

    DEPARTMENTAL PODCASTS

    Di Battista, Amanda, and Andrew Mark (first authorship and production is shared). CoHearence Podcast Series. A collaboration between the Network in Canadian History and Environment and York University’s

    Faculty of Environmental Studies. www.niche-canada.org/cohearence

    2015. Queer Ecologies. In Progress.

    2014. Parenting a PhD. In Progress.

    2014. With Michelle Szabo. Social Justice through Food Politics. In Progress.

    2012. With Sonja Killoran-McKibben. Protest and Resistance at the G20 Summit in Toronto.

    2012. Special Episode: Soundscape and Ecopoetics.

    2012. Poetic Nature(s): Literature and Politics at the Green Words/Green Worlds Conference, Part II.

    2012. Poetic Nature(s): Literature and Politics at the Green Words/Green Worlds Conference, Part I.

    2012. Resistance For Breakfast: Hegemony, Arts, and Environment.

    2012. Melancholy, Mourning, and Environmental Though: Making Loss the Centre, Part II.

    2012. Melancholy, Mourning, and Environmental Though: Making Loss the Centre, Part I.

     

    CREATIVE PROSE

    Mark, Andrew. 2014. Power and Power Tools. Mbira Month Stories. Edited by Mhoze Chikowero and read during Mbira Month in Harare Zimbabwe by Albert Chimedza. September.

    Mark, Andrew. 2014. Power and Power Tools. Mbira Month Stories. Edited by Mhoze Chikowero and read during Mbira Month in Harare Zimbabwe by Albert Chimedza. September.

    Mark, Andrew. 2013. Mbirapocalypse? A Reappraisal. Mbira Month Stories. Edited by Mhoze Chikowero and read during Mbira Month in Harare Zimbabwe by Albert Chimedza. September.

    Mark, Andrew. 2012. “Drones suck not eagles' blood but rob beehives.” The Goose, Journal for the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada 11, Summer: 10–11.


    CONFERENCE REVIEWS

    Mark, Andrew. 2013. “Review of Memorial University Symposium: Expanding Ecomusicology Symposium: Exploring Sonic Culture and Environmental Change.” Ecomusicology Newsletter 2(2): 11.

    Mark, Andrew, Tyler Kinnear, Yun Emily Wang, and John Pippen. 2012. “Review of University of Western Ontario Graduate Student Symposium on Music Meeting in London Ontario, Musical Environments.

    Ecomusicology Newsletter 1(2): 2–3.

    Mark Andrew. 2012. “Review of International Association for the Study of Popular Music–Canada, meeting in Montréal, Ecomusicologies.” Ecomusicology Newsletter 1(1): 5.

     

    INTERVIEWS
    Mark, Andrew, and Amanda Di Battista. 2012. Two PhD Students Create Podcast Series on Environment. Yfile, York University’s Daily News Bulletin.

    Mark, Andrew. 2011. Interview with Bob Wiseman. In “Rocking the Environment,” Alternatives Journal 37.4: 15.


    CD CREDITS

    2014. The Journey. Tich Maredza Band. Drums on all tracks.


    2011. Mbira Abstractions. Elegua Records. Mbira on all tracks. Produced by David Font and Andrew Mark.


    2009. I Was Born In Chicago At An Early Age: Piano by C. Olin Sethness. Produced by Andrew Mark.

              

     

    Professional Experience

    Editorial review board member for 2 publications, reviewer for 2 publications, 3 conference oversight positions, co-founder for SEM Ecomusicology Special Interest Group, 5 departmental service positions.

    EDITORIAL SERVICE

    Ecomusicology Newsletter Board Member. 2012–present

    UnderCurrents Journal Editorial Collective. 2012–present

    Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University.

     

    PEER REVIEW SERVICE

    Journal of Music Research Online. 2014–present

    Undercurrents Journal Creative Review. 2012–present

     

    ADVISORY SERVICE

    Advisory Board Member. Association Musicale Mbira Montréal. Montreal, Quebec.2013–present

    Associate Member of the Mbira Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe. 2008–present

    Services & Experience

    Services & Experience

    University Service

    CoHearence Podcast Producer.
    2010–present Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University.

    PhD Representative for the Faculty Research Committee.
    2010–2011  Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University.

    PhD Representative for the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.
    2009–2010 Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University.

    Environmental Music Collective Member.
    2009–2012 Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University.

    Sustainable Writing Lab Member.
    2009–2011 Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University.

    Teaching Experience

    TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS

    Tutorial Leader for Arthur McLuhan. Social Interaction and Community.
    2014–2015 Department of Sociology. York University.

    Tutorial Leader for Anders Sandberg. Taking Action.
    2013–2014 Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University.

    Tutorial Leader for Myles Wieselman. Environment, Technology and Sustainable Society.
    2012 Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University.

    Tutorial Leader for Chris Cavanagh. Taking Action.
    2011–2012 Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University.

    Tutorial Leader for Timothy Leduc. Environment and Culture.
    2010–2011 Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University.

    Tutorial Leader for Peter Timmerman. Earth in Our Hands.
    2009–2010 Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University.                                                                                                 

    Tutorial Leader for Lindy Burgess. Latin and Caribbean Popular Music.
    2007–2008 Faculty of Music. York University.

     

    Research Assistantships: 

    Graduate Assistant for FES CoHearence Podcast Series.
    2013 Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University.

    Researcher for Michael Marcuzzi. Charanga and Pachanga histories.
    2007–2009 Faculty of Music. York University.

    Conference & Presentations

    Conference & Presentations

    Conference Organization

    Ecomusicologies 2014
    2014 Conference Organizing Committee. University of North Carolina, Asheville. October 4–6.

     

    Documentary Coverage of the Green Words/Green Worlds Conference for CoHearence.
    2011 York University. Toronto, ON. October 21–23.

     

    Ecomusicology Special Interest Group.
    2011 Co-founder. Society for Ethnomusicology. March 1.

     

    Documenting the Undocumented: Re-defining Refugee Status.
    2009 Paper Selection Committee Member. Centre For Refugee Studies Annual Graduate Student Conference. April 16–17.

     

    Conference Presentations

    ORGANIZED PANELS

    Mark, Andrew. 2014. Dialogic Vibration as being (in) the Environment. Ecomusicologies 2014. University of North Carolina at Ashville. October 4–6.

    Mark, Andrew. 2010. Sound Ecology?: Theories, Places and Parallels for Ecomusicology. Panel Organizer and Chair. Society for Ethnomusicology 55th Annual Meeting. Sound Ecologies. UCLA. Los Angeles, CA. November 11–14.

     

    WORKSHOPS

    Mark, Andrew, and Amanda Di Battista (co-presenters). 2012. The Pedagogy of Podcasting: Changing our Acoustic Environment. FES Summer Institute. Reclaiming Culture. York University Faculty of Environmental Studies. August 23.

    Di Battista, Amanda, and Andrew Mark (co-presenters). 2012. The Pedagogy of Podcasting: Changing our Acoustic Environment. Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. May 31.

    Mark, Andrew, and Amanda Di Battista (co-presenters). 2011. The Pedagogy of Podcasting: Changing our Acoustic Environment. FES Summer Institute. York University Faculty of Environmental Studies. August 18.

    Di Battista, Amanda, and Andrew Mark (co-presenters). 2011. Methods for a sound classroom. Arts and Environment Series. York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies. March 27.

     

    ORAL PRESENTATIONS

    Mark, Andrew. 2014. Island Vibes: Solidarity and Musicking on Hornby Island. Ecomusicologies 2014. University of North Carolina at Ashville. October 4–6.

    Mark, Andrew. 2014. Keeping it Real: Imaginings of Local on Hornby Island. Association for Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada. Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON. August 7–10.

    Mark, Andrew. 2013. Melancholy and Metaphor: Musicking for Loss, Mourning, and the Hope of Reparation. Expanding Ecomusicology Symposium: Exploring Sonic Culture and Environmental Change. Memorial University. St. John’s, Newfoundland. September 28.

    Mark, Andrew. 2012. Consciousness, Solidarity, and Musicking: Ecoethnography on Hornby Island. Ecomusicologies. AMS Ecocriticism Study Group and the SEM Ecomusicology Special Interest Group. Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. October 29-30.

    Mark, Andrew. 2012. Consciousness, Solidarity, and Musicking: Ecoethnography on Hornby Island. Graduate Music Symposium. Musical Environments. University of Western Ontario. London, ON. August 24–25.

    Di Battista, Amanda, and Andrew Mark (co-presenters). 2012. The Pedagogy of Podcasting: Changing our Acoustic Environment. Environmental Studies Association of Canada. Making Ourselves Useful: Environmental Scholarship in an Unsustainable World. University of Waterloo. Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. May 30–31.

    Mark, Andrew, and Amanda Di Battista (co-presenters). 2012. Audio Landscapes: Exploring Interdisciplinary Environmental Podcasting with CoHearence. Association for Recorded Sound Collections. 46th Annual Conference. University of Rochester. Rochester, NY. May 12–20.

    Di Battista, Amanda, and Andrew Mark (co-presenters). 2011. Audio Landscapes: Exploring Podcasting in FES. 3rd Annual FES PhD Research Matters Symposium. Narrative and Voice: Sex, Space and Death. Toronto, ON. November 6.

    Mark, Andrew. 2011. Dissolving Performance and Audience: Musicking in Utopia. Green Words/Green Worlds Conference. York University. Toronto, ON. October 21–23.

    Mark, Andrew. 2011. CoHearing Ecomusicology: Placing Music Research within the Academy of Environmental Studies and the Environmental Movement. International Association for the Study of Popular Music – Canadian Branch. Music and Environment: Place, Context, Conjuncture. McGill University. Montreal, QC. June 16–19

    Mark, Andrew. 2010. A Return to Grace: Ecology and Participatory Discrepancies. Society for Ethnomusicology 55th Annual Meeting. Sound Ecologies. Sound Ecology?: Theories Places and Parallels for Ecomusicology. UCLA. Los Angeles, CA. November 11–14.

    Mark, Andrew. 2010. The Shock Doctrine of Bob Wiseman: The Art of Musical Persuasion. The Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada. The Ecological Community. Purposeful Art: Art, Music, Theory. University of Cape Breton. Sydney, NS. August 19–22.

    Mark, Andrew. 2009. Ecomusicology. FES PhD Research Matters Symposium. Reflections of Culture in Nature. York University. Toronto, ON. November 26.

    Mark, Andrew. 2009. Divided Kingdom Mbira: Zimbabwean Hip-Hop in London. Canadian Society for Traditional Music 53rd Annual Meeting. Musical Heritage: Movement and Contacts. Cultural and Social Issues. University of Montréal. Montréal, QC. October 29–November 1.

    Mark, Andrew. 2009. Divided Kingdom Mbira: Zimbabwean Hip-Hop in London. Midwest Graduate Music Consortium. Singing Their World. North Western University. Chicago, IL. April 3–4.

    Mark, Andrew. 2008. The Sole of the Mbira. Canadian Society for Traditional Music 52nd Annual Meeting. Music & Education: Teaching, Learning, & Pedagogy. Saint Mary's University. Halifax, NS. November 14–16.

    Mark, Andrew. 2008. Transnationalism Through Music: Immigration to Latin American Toronto. Centre For Refugee Studies Annual Graduate Student Conference. Lives in Motion: The Transitional and Transnational Status of Displacement. Experiencing Migration and Settlement. York University. Toronto, ON. April 24–25. 

    Guest Lectures

    Music as Process. The Julliard School. Anthony Lioi. 2015

    Music and Environment. Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University. 2011, 2012

    Peter Timmerman’s class, Earth in Our Hands. April 5, 2011.

    Timothy Leduc’s class, Culture and Environment, March 5, 2012.

    Critical Theory and Ethnomusicology in Zimbabwe. Department of Music. York University. 2011

    Rob Simm’s class, African Musics. November 11.

    African Musics in North America. Faculty of Environmental Studies. York University. 2009, 2010

    Ravi de Costa’s class, Globalization and Indigenous Peoples. May 6, 2009; November 23, 2009;November 22, 2010.

    Food to Table One Tonne Challenge. L.V. Rogers Secondary School. 2005, 2006

    Various classes and public institutions, Nelson, BC.

    Panel discussant on music and activism in Montréal. Art Matters. Montréal, QC. May. 2004

    Why FES?

    In order to develop a critical evaluation of the role of music within “sustainable” society and the manner in which music (including “the music industry”) and our acoustic environment are linked to issues of sustainability, carbon footprint, and ecological impact, I must centre my research within the regular lines of inquiry into culture and environment that institutions like the FES have refined. While noise pollution, changing soundscapes, and the role of music in political movements are all well developed themes of music and environment, a unifying philosophy of ecomusicology that evaluates the health of our “echology” has yet to be consolidated. The professors at FES are equipped to guide this research, from specializations that include changing indigenous cultures, religion and environment, to indeed, a well developed examination of the arts and environment.