Mark Sanders

Lecturer in Jazz

Mark has played with many renowned Jazz and Improvising musicians including Roscoe Mitchell, Wadada Leo Smith, Derek Bailey, Henry Grimes, Roswell Rudd, Peter Brotzmann, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Jah Wobble, Sidsel Endresen, Charles Gayle, Peter Evans and William Parker.
 
He works with John Edwards in a duo and with groups including Evan Parker, `Foils` with Frank Paul Schubert and Matthius Muller and groups with Veryan Weston, John Tilbury, Agusti Fernandez and Mathew Shipp.
 
Mark works in a regular improvising duo with John Butcher and also performing John`s composition `Tarab Cuts` which has played festivals in Rio de Janiero, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Glasgow, Bristol and London. In a trio with cellist Okkyung Lee, John and Mark have played in Belgium, France, England and Scotland. He also has a longstanding duo with Sarah Gail Brand which has featured on the BBC`s `The Stuart Lee Show` and in the film `Taking the dog for a Walk`.
 
He has performed solo for a Christian Marclay exhibition at The White Cube Gallery in London, Evan Parker`s festival `Unwhitstable` in Wroclaw, Poland for `Solos Festival` The 100 Years Gallery London, an improvised music series in Derby and Cafe Oto in London.
 
Working with artist/musician/film maker Christian Marclay in his `Everyday` piece for film and live music, he has performed in Aldeburgh, Ruhr Trienalle, Vienna Bienalle, Holland festival and London`s QEH and has also collaborated with him playing for the film `Screenplay` in London and Lisbon.
 
In situations using composition in one form or another Mark works in various projects including `13 Vices` with Brian Irvine/Jennifer Walshe, Alex Hawkins Ensemble featuring Peter Evans, Simon Fell Ensemble, Sarah Sarhandi`s `Both Universe` featuring Lori Lixemeburg, Elaine Mitchener`s `Sweet Tooth` and has played in the groups of Shabaka Hutchings including `Sons of Kemet`.
 
Conceptual Artist Sam Belinfante collaborated with Mark in his piece `On the One Hand, and the Other` in two exhibitions at Camden Arts Centre, London and at SuperNormal Festival.
 
For Conceptual artist Henrik Hakensen`s film `The End` he has performed as an improvising soloist with orchestra and choir conducted by Jessica Cottis, playing the music of John Coxon in Glasgow, Sydney and Monte Carlo.
 
As a guest with New York`s ICE Ensemble he has performed John Zorn`s `The Tempest` in London and at Huddersfield New Music Festival.
 
He has performed throughout Europe and in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Morrocco, South Africa, Australia, Mozambique and Turkey, playing at many major festivals including Nickelsdorf, Riga, Ulrichsburg, Glastonbury, Womad, Vancouver, Isle of Wight, Roskilde, Berlin Jazz days, FMP, Mulhouse, Luz, Minniapolis, Banlieue Bleues, Son D`hiver, Wels and Hurta Cordel. Mark is also a regular guest tutor at The Royal Academy of Music and has held improvising workshops at Guildhall, Trinity and Middlesex Universities. 
 
He has released over 150 cds.

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