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Mark has played with many renowned musicians including Wadada Leo Smith, Derek Bailey, Henry Grimes, Roswell Rudd, Sylvie Courvoursier, Sirone, Peter Brotzmann, Barry Guy, Otomo Yoshihide, Jah Wobble, Harold Budd, Bill Laswell, Sidsel Endresen , Charles Gayle, Peter Evans and William Parker. With John Edwards, they work in a duo and with groups including Evan Parker, electro acoustic composer John Wall, `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. 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`.

Working with Christian Marclay in his `Everyday` piece for film and live music, he has performed at festivals throughout Europe, also performing a solo concert for his London exhibition at The White Cube Gallery.

In situations using composition in one form or another Mark works in various projects including the large ensembles of Brian Irvine, Alex Hawkins, Simon Fell, Sid Peacock , `The Langston Project` with Hasse Poulsen, Luc Ex and Debbie Cameron, and has played in the groups of Shabaka Hutchins including`Sons of Kemet`and `The Blue Notes Project`

For artist Henrik Hakensen`s film `The End` he has performed John Coxon`s music in Glasgow and Sydney playing with the Scottish and Sydney symphony Orchestras. 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.

Mark also works in the groups of Paul Dunmall including Deep Whole Trio with Paul Rogers, in a duo with Rhodri Davies, trios with Lotte Anker & Adam Pultz Melbye, Toby Delius & Olie Brice, and the ensembles of Mikolaj Trzaska, Uwe Oberg and Peter Jaquemyn.

He has performed 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 and Hurta Cordel.

He has released over 120 cds

selected discography
John Butcher..............................Daylight....................................................emanem
John Butcher..............................Treader Duos...............................................treader
Olie Brice/Toby Delius..................Somersaults............................................two rivers
Steve Beresford.................................................Cue Sheets.........................Tzadik
Gary Curzon/Keith Tippet
John Edwards....................................................The Number...........................slam
Elton Dean/Roswell Rudd.....................................Newsense..............................slam
Elton Dean/Roswell Rudd..................................Rumours of an Incident................slam
Axel Dorner.......................................................Stonecipher...........................fataka
Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers...................................That Deep Calling........................fmr
Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers....................................Deep Whole..............................fmr
Paul Dunmall/Pat Thomas....................................Descent II.................................fmr
John Edwards.....................................................Nisus Duets.......................emanem
Agusti Fernadez/John Edwards..............................un llamp que no`...............emanem
Barry Guy/ Ken Vandermark.................................Fox Fire.................................maya
Georg Grawe/Mats Gustaffson
Marcio Mattos/Sebi Tramontana............................Berlin............................wobbly rail
Evan Parker/John Edwards...................................The Two seasons................emanem
Evan Parker/Paul Rogers
Wolter Wierbos...................................................The Ayes have it................emanem
Evan Parker/Paul Rogers
Noel Akchote......................................................Somewhere Bi Lingual............siesta
Spring Heel Jack / Wadada Leo Smith...................Sweetness of the Water.....thirsty ear
Solo.................................................................Swallow Chase......................treader
Solo............................................. Christian Marclay Exhibition...........white cube/vinyl
Springheel Jack /
John Tchacai..............................................John Tchacai with Strings...............treader
Martin Speake/Oren Marshall.............The Quiet Mind.....................................pumpkin
John Tilbury/John Edwards...........A Field Perpetually in Disorder.........................fataka
Speeq with Sidsel Endressen...OR.................................................................red note
Larry Stabbins/Howard Riley.....Sleeper................................................................fmr
Trevor Watts/Veryan Weston
John Edwards...........................Hear Now.....................................................fmr/dvd
Wadada Leo Smith with Pat Thomas
/ John Coxon......................Abbey Road Quartet.............................................treader
Jah Wobble Evan Parker............Passage to Hades..........................................30 hertz
Jah Wobble...........................I Could of been a Contender.................................trojan
Otomo Yoshihide.....................Core Anode........................................................ftarri
ZFP/ Carlos Zingaro/Simon Fell
Marcio Mattos..........................Ulrichsberg Munchen............................bruce`s fingers

 

Selected reviews..


….the other special ingredient is the ubiquitous, diverse and constantly creative drummer Mark Sanders, who always outdoes himself, whether playing with restraint or erupting like a dynamo.
Bruce L Gallenter, Downtown Music Gallery. NY


…Mark is just incredible and immensely diverse, he is at the center of "Kwingyaw" and it is difficult to tell what he is doing to get some of these sounds.
Bruce L Gallenter Downtown Music Gallery. NY

Ambient-pop chord patterns built to a huge, clamorous anthem, driven by a towering performance from drummer Sanders.
John Fordham. The Guardian

…in a set of explorations with drummer Mark Sanders, a gifted player capable of seamless movement between free-rhythms and propulsive swing
John Fordham. The Guardian



 

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