Photo: Ebru Yildiz

Greg Fox

(US)

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

Greg Fox’ reputation as a highly virtuosic hyperspeed drummer was well earned during his worldwide tour with black metal band Liturgy (with whom he released the albums “Renihilation”, “Aesthethica” and “The Art Work”). Since he left the band, Fox dedicated himself to cross-genre collaborations with Australian composer Ben Frost, New York jazz noise project Zs and bass saxophonist Colin Stetson, each shaped by his will to always challenge himself artistically.

The same could be said about his studies with legendary drummer Milford Graves which represented a turning point in Fox's artistic work. He produced MIDI-controlled music based on triplet rhythms of his own heartbeat with Graves. Fox's first solo album “Mitral Transmission” 2014 was based on his heart rate. Inspired by his passion to harmonize percussion beats with organic sounds and modern technology, Fox started to work with the hardware/software system Sensory Percussion where an acoustic drumkit is the main sensory interface to communicate with his audience.

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