Mark Springer

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Mark Springer
GenresPost-punk, jazz, classical
Occupation(s)Musician, painter
InstrumentsPiano
Years active1980–present
LabelsExit, Virgin
Associated actsThe Pax Trio, Rip Rig + Panic
Websitemarkspringer.netexit.co.uk

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.

Biography[edit]

Mark Springer first began playing gigs with the experimental rock band The Pop Group, the members of which he had been schoolmates with.[1] 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.[2]

Discography[edit]

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)

References[edit]

General

  • "Mark Springer > Credits". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  • Mark Springer discography at Discogs

Notes

  1. ^ Baptie, Douglas (1 July 2013). "Rip Rig + Panic – God/I Am Cold/Attitude". thedigitalfix.com. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Piano – Mark Springer". Cherry Red Records. 2014. Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.

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