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Mark Jenkins (musician)

Mark Jenkins in his London studio in 2005.

Mark Jenkins (born 1960, Wales) is a British musician and music writer. He has written interviews and instrument reviews for UK and international magazines including Melody Maker, New Musical Express, Music Week, International Musician, Keyboard (US), and Mac Format, and has also written a book Analog Synthesizers, 2nd Edition 2019.[1] He currently writes for the US magazine "Synth & Software".[2]

Jenkins studied a Combined Arts course at university; he worked in the university television and electronic music studios to create his first live performances. Graduating with a BA Honours degree, he became Music Editor of the magazine Electronics & Music Maker. Working on other publications he interviewed artists including Philip Glass, Depeche Mode, Isao Tomita, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Duran Duran and reviewed instruments from Moog Music, Yamaha, Roland, Sequential Circuits and others. Many of these features have been archived by the Muzines website [3]. He gave further live performances at London Olympia, the London Planetarium and the Queen Elizabeth Hall among other venues.

Jenkins formed the label AMP Music in 1983. He has performed with David Vorhaus as White Noise at venues including the Bochum Planetarium, Germany, and the All Tomorrow's Parties festival. He also performed at the Peter Harrison Planetarium at The Royal Observatory in 2009.[1] In 2012 Taylor & Francis published a new book by Jenkins, "iPad Music" following his release of the world's first all-iPad CD album in October 2010, and the "Analog Synthesizers" book was revised and updated interviewing artists such as Suzanne Ciani, Paul Haslinger, Hans Zimmer and the composers of Stranger Things in 2019. He lives in London and performs worldwide.

AlbumsEdit

  • Analog Archives (1986)
  • Space Dreams (1990)
  • Thunder at Midnight (1992)
  • Mexico Rising (1994)
  • Space Dreams 2 (1996)
  • Moog Meditations (1998)
  • Sequencer Loops (2003)
  • Sequencer Loops 2 (2004)
  • If The World Were Turned on Its Head, We Would Walk Among The Stars (2005)
  • Live with Damo Suzuki at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (2005)
  • Live in the USA (2006)
  • This Island Earth (2007)
  • Ghosts of Mars; Something Dancing in the Darkness (2008)
  • The Ceremony of Innocence; with Arthur Brown, White Noise and Alquimia (2009)
  • The iPad Album (2010)
  • EX1GENE (2012)
  • Influences (2018)
  • Krautnoise; 1st (2019)
  • Perpetual Music Vol. 1 (2019)
  • New Inventions for Electric Guitar (2019)
  • with the London Synthesizer Orchestra; Synths Strike Bach (2019)

Selected ConcertsEdit

  • London Olympia, 1986
  • London Planetarium, 1989
  • Brazilia Teatro Nacional, 1992
  • London Astoria, 1991 & 1992
  • London Queen Elizabeth Hall, 2005
  • Philadelphia Franklin Institute Planetarium, 2005
  • Pittsburgh Carnegie Center Planetarium, 2005
  • Bochum Planetarium, Germany, 2008
  • Greenwich Planetarium, London, 2009
  • E-Live Festival, the Netherlands, 2010
  • APosition Festival, Russia, 2012
  • Seventh Wave Festival, Birmingham, 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Royal Observatory Planetarium".

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