New Music for Banjo (2009)

WAMMIE Award for Classical Recording (2009)

"It isn't often that the banjo is used as a classical instrument. But for Mark Sylvester, the unusual use of the banjo sounds surprisingly normal and appropriate...Subtle, sparse, and strikingly beautiful...the banjo seems to bring out the more organic side of classical music. A refreshing change of pace... (Rating: 5+)"
- LNMOP / babysue
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American Gypsy (2003)

Fifteen original compositions for solo acoustic guitar

"Mark Sylvester is blessed with unusual musical talent. He plays acoustic guitar, fretless and upright bass, banjo and mandolin with astounding proficiency. "Urban Nocturne" showcases my favorite aspect of Sylvester's performances, his ability to sound melancholy and playful simultaneously."
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Banjo Chamber Concerto

Performed by Great Noise Ensemble (28 February 2013)
Banjo Chamber Concerto I
Banjo Chamber Concerto II
Banjo Chamber Concerto III

The Only Animal (Music for Live Theater)

Nothing But Sky (Vancouver, BC, 2014)
Joe's Theme
Nix (Whistler, BC, 2010)(Calgary, Alberta, 2009)
Distant Birds
Fire and Ice
The Thaw
Other Freds (Vancouver, BC, 2005)
Other Freds Soundscape
Other Freds Banjo Themes

Tree Surgeons (Avant Folk)

Witness (2000)
The Bridge
Eye of Time (1998)

Other Recordings

Great Noise Ensemble: Guerrilla New Music (2013)
Mark: producer, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin
Lea: Promise (2012)
Mark: classical guitar on "23"; upright bass, banjo, and mandolin on "Bread Alone"; banjo on "Guarantee"
Fred Smith: Texas (2008)
Mark: co-producer, recording engineer, upright bass, bass guitar, acoustic guitars, djembe
Frencham and Smith: Lovethongs (2007)
Mark: recording engineer, guitars, banjo
Iain Campbell Smith: Ballads and Barsongs (2007)
Mark: recording engineer, upright bass, acoustic guitar
Verlette Simon: Proof of Life (2007)
Mark: acoustic guitars, banjo, percussion
Sense of Wonder: Open the Gate (2006)
Mark: upright bass
Cedar Belly: 3 a.m. stars (2005)
Mark: recording engineer