Mark Fisher passes away
Written by the Brain Damage team   
Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Some very sad news reached us this evening - Mark Fisher OBE, founder and managing director of Stufish, the Mark Fisher Studio, has passed away. Born in 1947, as a stage designer he worked in the worlds of music and entertainment, revolutionising them and bringing incredible new concepts at every turn.

He specialized in the design of entertainment projects for the whole of his professional career, and his resume reads like a dream "who's who" of projects. These ranged from major tours for pretty much every big artist (Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, U2, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, and Metallica) through to Cirque du Soleil, and worldwide events such as the design of the water stadium and scenic effects for the Opening Ceremony of the Asian Games in Guangzhou in November 2010. He was also Executive Producer for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies, having been behind the same Ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Mark's Floyd related show design credits include 'The Wall' (for Pink Floyd in 1980, for Roger Waters solo in Berlin in 1990, and as a world tour in 2010-13) which included The Teacher which was modelled after him, and the Floyd's 1994 tour. Our interview with Mark from 2005 has him in reflective mood, and you can read the interview here.

Mark's passing is a huge loss to the world of music - an unsung genius responsible for so much more than people tend to realise... RIP Mr Fisher. The following video shows Mark presenting the 2012 Royal Designers for Industry Address, explaining the development of the industry and the technology that supports large-scale touring live entertainment: