Mark Wastell, a London based musician who has been working in contemporary music since the early 1990's. His work over the last 18 years or so can roughly be broken down into three sections; the first decade was with the Cello, an instrument he utilized with groups such as IST, Assumed Possibilities, Quatuor Accorde, Chris Burn's ENSEMBLE and Derek Bailey's Company. In the early 2000s he developed a collection of low-fi electronics and preparations he chose to call “amplified textures” and put them to work in groups like +minus, The Scotch of St. James, Broken Consort and Belaska. Since 2004 his main instrument of choice has been the Tam Tam, with which he has recorded a highly acclaimed trilogy of solo CDs. He is currently performing with groups such as The Sealed Knot, Oceans of Silver and Blood and The Seen.