Mark Gergis

Mark Gergis is a London-based Iraqi-American artist, producer and audio-visual archivist. Since 2003, he has compiled and produced dozens of internationally renown releases for the Sublime Frequencies and Sham Palace labels, with a focus on the Middle East and South East Asia. His frequent travels to Syria between 1997-2010 have been well-documented, resulting in several acclaimed compilations (including, I Remember Syria, Dabke – Sounds From the Syrian Houran, Choubi Choubi: Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq, vol.1 & 2), and the management and production of Syrian singer Omar Souleyman between 2006-2012. Mark is currently in pre-production on Syrian Cassette Archives - a multifaceted project aiming to preserve and share the substantial archive of media that audio archivist Mark Gergis acquired in Syria between 1997 and 2010.