Moments / 2.13.19

The sophomore album, ​Moments,​ is set to release February 13th, 2019 - on Mark’s 26th birthday. Composing for the album took place over the course of 2017 during significant personal moments that Mark encapsulated with Music. Each song with a unique emotional fingerprint, with its own story to tell.

Moments’ ​reveals a sonic landscape and transports the listener to its ambient habitat.
This record showcases Mark’s synergy of jazz, classical and metal guitar styles. Mark introduces his digital-hybrid orchestra, a rotating cast of synthesizers, sequenced percussion, woodwinds, strings and field recordings.

Mark has developed an intriguing live show production for the ​Moments ​release that defies audience’s expectations when they see one man with a guitar. Taking studio magic to the stage, Mark delivers the power of a symphony as a soloist. This innovative technique redefines the boundaries of solo guitar performance.

Anthology 2018

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A chronology of my compositions spanning throughout the year. A cathartic expression of experiences, emotions and challenges encountered. This is my outlet for all the love, pain, hope, fear, joy and sorrow endured. These songs were a gift to me, each at a special time, and now I'm pleased to share them.

Dedicated to my family & friends.

A Summer's Journey

A Summer's Journey is an eclectic 14-minute epic inspired by my travel experiences to Australia & New Zealand with my brother Tom. I captured travel footage documenting the adventures and composed this piece as accompaniment.

Detour / 12.28.16

Detour is a journey through the thoughts and emotions of composer Mark Wylie as he explores and discovers new terrain with his instrument. The album was composed and produced throughout the month of November 2016 and in many ways is a departure from previous works. Reflecting his Canadian heritage, Mark combines various cultural aesthetics that result in musical diversity from track to track. Throughout the album, Mark integrates traditional acoustic guitar playing with contemporary electronic synthesis to push the limits of what the instrument is capable of achieving sonically. All sounds you hear on the album were made with one acoustic guitar and digital production techniques.

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Mark Wylie is an electro-acoustic solo guitarist based in Toronto, Canada.
Acoustic meets electronic meets symphonic. Mark’s approach takes traditional forms of fingerstyle acoustic guitar performance and integrates electronic effect synthesis with evolving orchestral arrangements. Mark draws influence from a variety of sources that include fusion jazz, progressive metal, ambient electronic and various world music forms.