Mark Springer

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Mark Springer
Genres Post-punk, jazz, classical
Occupation(s) Musician, painter
Instruments Piano
Years active 1980–present
Labels Exit, Virgin
Associated acts The Pax Trio, Rip Rig + Panic

Mark Springer is an English pianist, composer and painter. He is perhaps best recognized as a member of Rip Rig + Panic, which he joined in 1981 in Bristol. His technique has been compared to Cecil Taylor.[1]


Mark Springer first began playing gigs with the experimental rock band The Pop Group, the members of which he had been schoolmates with.[2] 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.[3]


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)




  1. ^ Johnson, Phil (15 June 1999). "New Music: Strange Meeting". The Independent. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Baptie, Douglas (1 July 2013). "Rip Rig + Panic – God/I Am Cold/Attitude". Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Piano – Mark Springer". Cherry Red Records. 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 

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