Photo: Ebru Yildiz

Greg Fox (US)

Greg Fox (born in 1985, New York City, USA) started his career as interdisciplinary artist, drummer and multi-instrumentalist in Brooklyn's experimental metal scene, before going on detours into the international avant garde jazz and art scene. Greg Fox holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrated Art from the renowned Bard College in New York.

His reputation as a highly virtuosic hyperspeed drummer was well-earned during his worldwide tour with the black metal band Liturgy (with whom he released the albums "Renihilation", "Aesthethica" and "The Art Work"). After departing that band, Greg Fox dedicated himself to cross-genre collaborations for example with Australian composer Ben Frost, New York jazz noise project Zs and bass saxophonist Colin Stetson. All of these projects are shaped by his will to constantly challenge himself artistically.

The same could be said about his studies with legendary drummer Milford Graves which represented a turning point in his artistic work. With Graves, Fox produced MIDI-controlled music based on triplet rhythms of his own heartbeat. This resulted in his first solo album "Mitral Transmission" (2014). Inspired by his passion to harmonise percussion beats with organic sounds and modern technology, Greg Fox started to work with the hardware/software system Sensory Percussion, with which he triggers and modulates self-developed sounds (synthetic sounds or field recordings) via his drumset. The acoustic drumkit thus becomes a sensory interface for communication with his audience.

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Dates

Round Robin „Escalator Over The Hill“ (The Prequel #1)
Thu, 07/01/21, 19:00, Festival Boat

Alternating duos with Yazz Ahmed, Sam Amidon, Hibo Elmi, Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily, Sofia Jernberg, Robert Landfermann, Ingrid Laubrock, Ava Mendoza, Marcus Schmickler, Phillip Sollmann, Colin Stetson, Stian Westerhus

The Prequel #2
Thu, 07/01/21, 21:30, Festival Boat
  • Colin Stetson & Greg Fox
  • Ava Mendoza solo
  • Sam Amidon „The Following Mountain“
  • Hibo Elmi, Sam Amidon, Greg Fox, Shahzad Ismaily
The Prequel #3
Fri, 07/02/21, 19:00, Festival Boat
  • Ava Mendoza, Robert Landfermann, Greg Fox
  • Sofia Jernberg, Ingrid Laubrock, Olivia De Prato
  • Mivos Quartet
The Prequel #5
Sat, 07/03/21, 19:00, Festival Boat
  • Ava Mendoza, Stian Westerhus, Shahzad Ismaily, Phillip Sollmann, Greg Fox
  • Colin Stetson solo
  • Sofia Jernberg, Sam Amidon, Shahzad Ismaily, Robert Landfermann
The Prequel #6
Sat, 07/03/21, 21:30, Festival Boat
  • Ingrid Laubrock, Yazz Ahmed, Greg Fox
  • Marcus Schmickler & Robert Landfermann
  • The Grand Finale "And It's Again"