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Young Mark Springer

Mark Springer, the pianist, composer and painter, has been playing professionally and performing since his teens when he set up the ground breaking group, Rip Rig and Panic with Gareth Sager, Bruce Smith and Sean Oliver with lead singer Neneh Cherry.

The son of a West of England painter and photographer, Mike Springer, Mark combined his musical experimentation alongside the visual while growing up in the US, Germany and Bristol.

The impetus for creating both a musical and painterly sound- and landscape has meant that he has worked fruitfully both as a soloist and collaboratively on art pieces like the opera installation made with Damien Hirst for the Edinburgh Festival.

Mark's own visual artwork has most recently been informed by a move away from the city. He lives and works in the countryside on the Downs beside the ancient route of the Ridgeway and over the last few years he has explored and inhabited this landscape - physically and temporally, by walking through its woods, lanes and footpaths and artistically, by identifying the land and fusing his view of it in paint.

The same intensity of location is played out in Springer's relationship to the 'Heads'; a series of self-portraits where the same structural identities, shapes and marks in paint create a human landscape - an anatomy forged from colour and light - making a connection between the artist's own sense of being a part of the land. Undifferentiated from this place, in the here and now, Springer's paintings show a recognisable continuation and relationship with him as a man within the land.

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First light is the 'new cd by the Pax trio featuring Mark springer on piano, David Wright on sax and Sirish Kumar on tabla. Visit exit.co.uk to get more information

Firstlight
   

4Worlds Media has just released Mark's CD 'MENU'. Originally released on the Virgin label, now features a full bonus CD of recent piano recordings.

Menu

Available for pre-order now

 
"piano" was Mark Springers first solo album and will be available for the first time in a digitially remastered format from July 28th.  
piano

An excerpt from the BBC film made at the time of the original release of the album 'piano' which will now be available for the first time as a remastered cd with added tracks from June the 28th 2014. This was the first solo album from Mark Springer.

Mark Springer - Variations on the piece "Sometime in the rain" (from the original album "Piano")

Here is a great music video from Mark's Rip Rig and Panic Day's,
'Storm the Reality Asylum'.

 

Listen to this classic 'Rip Rig and Panic' piece from the BBC John Peel Sessions on the 14th of September 1981.
It includes a duet with Mark Springer and Nico from the Velvet Underground.

For more 'Rip Rig and Panic' albums visit exit.co.uk