John Mark Piper is an internationally known musician living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Piper is best known for his accomplishments as a solo vibraphonist ranging from his design of the patented state-of-the-art Musser/Piper Vibraphone to his critically acclaimed solo and ensemble original vibraphone music, recordings and educational magazine articles. Piper is also author/composer of “The Shapes and Patterns of Music” – Volume I and II and “The Shapes and Patterns of Rhythm”. Piper has authored numerous articles and essays on music for the Percussive Arts Society and The Instrumentalist magazines. In the early 2000’s to 2007, Piper toured as guest artist and clinician conducting master classes at the major colleges and universities throughout the United States. In 2007, Piper took a 5-year hiatus from music career answer a calling to another challenging career as firefighter/Paramedic and continues as a full time professional firefighter/paramedic in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Piper states, “For me, the life and death challenges one experiences in the fire service intensifies the expression of the music and creates a balance between art and reality.” In January of 2012, Piper reconnected with music performing roots by performing his first concert in in 5 years in Lima, Peru for the Vibraciones II Festival Internacional.Now, the challenge now is the balance of two full-time careers. Visit www.Facebook.com/PiperVibe to learn more.
This specific sound was created with:
• John Piper model mallets manufactured by Mike Balter Mallets
• The Piper Vibraphone manufactured by Musser/Ludwig
• Vibraphone compositions by John Mark Piper / published by Studio 4 Music