|Genres||Post-punk, jazz, classical|
|Associated acts||The Pax Trio, Rip Rig + Panic|
Mark Springer is one of Britain's foremost contemporary pianists and composers. Springer first came to the publics attention in the group Rip Rig and Panic. This group also featured the singer Neneh Cherry and Sean Oliver and Gareth Sager and Bruce Smith. Here he explored what was to be the start of his virtuosi piano performances and compositions.
Over the intervening years Springer has maintained his consistent innovative and revolutionary piano sound. This also includes many recent compositions for piano and string quartet and opera and other ensembles. Mark Springer owns his own record label - Exit.co.uk.
Mark Springer first began playing gigs with the experimental rock band The Pop Group, the members of which he had been schoolmates with. In 1981, Springer joined former Pop Group members, Gareth Sager and Bruce Smith, in Rip Rig + Panic. After Rip Rig + Panic disbanded in 1983, Springer began recording as a solo artist. His debut album titled Piano was released in 1984 and comprised numerous solo piano recordings.
- With Rip Rig + Panic
- As a solo artist
- Piano (1984)
- Swans And Turtles (with Sarah Sarhandi, 1990)
- Menu (1991)
- Eye (1998)
- Capture (1999)
- Nature/Music/Food/The Stars and The Planets (2000)
- Metonic: Music for Solo Piano & Piano Quartet (2002)
- Solo Situation (2004)
- E.T.A. N.Y.C.: Jazz Standards and Original Compositions (2005)