Wildlife sound recordist and composer Mark Ferguson is fascinated by the intricate sonic fabric of nature.

He is perhaps best known for his bumblebee recordings, which immerse the listener in the highly-detailed, proximate sound worlds of flower beds, suburban undergrowth, riverside vegetation and other habitats.

His electroacoustic compositions are noted for their rich, often highly-complex textural layering of processed and unprocessed sonic material. All are crafted exclusively from his own library of natural source recordings.

Mark’s work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, mentioned by the Guardian and selected for performance in the UK, Ireland and the USA.

He is currently a doctoral researcher at the University of Birmingham, supported by the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership and AHRC.