We hope to return with a programme of more new percussion music for the Winter Summit in early 2018 ; )
It was very gr8 to work with newly composed music by Szymon Gasiorek, Mike McCormick and Vincent Yuen Ruiz, written for g·bop orchestra plus special guests, for the DrumzDrumzDrumz Summer Summit at this years Copenhagen Jazz Festival.
We hope to return with a programme of more new percussion music for the Winter Summit in early 2018 ; )
Looking very much forward to meet and play percussion with Peter Zummo this weekend at Festival of Endless Gratitude in Sydhaven, Copenhagen ; )
S P A C E S B E T W E E N - P A P E R B A C K P E R C U S S I O N
#SixPercussionists #Lighting #Choreography #Movement #RelativeRhythms #Modular #FloorPlans #DividingSpace #GestaltMinimal #PiattiLyf
Big THNX 2 Statens Kunstfond, Denmark & KoncertKirken for commissioning & supporting the production of this work, and loved onez at G·Bop Orchestra for bringing it 2 a fertile, living reality !
. . . < < Hoping something in this one will reach from past-present-thru future > > > . . .
Scores available in paperback from Det Kongelige Bibliotek [Black Diamond] Copenhagen & https://gretaeacott.bandcamp.com/merch/s-p-a-c-e-s-b-e-t-w-e-e-n-full-scores-2017 Or don’t hesitate to send me a letter at gretaeacott[at]hotmail.co.uk for copy of the PDF ; )
4Ever yours/ XX g·bop
Looking v much forward to our final Gbop Orchestra show of the summer, tomorrow, at The Dentist [33 Chatsworth Road]. Playing a version of PILE UP, with:
Joe Carvell - double bass. Otto Willberg - double bass. Yu Sato - hand percussion. Alex De Little - trombone/percussion. Greta - marimba/ percussion.
What will it sound/feel like?
Will it be enjoyable?
Can I dance to it?
Happy 2 have been asked to contribute something for the Copenhagen based Passive/Aggressive zine ; )
Published June 2017. edition of 300.
LOOKING 4Ward to play again with our new band 'Brother Magnus' this Thursday at Frederiks Bastion , one of my favourite spots in Copenhagen.
a taste of BROTHER MAGNUS. our new band with Bak brothers [Rasmus and Magnus] on guitar and me and Kristen on drumzzz..
music by Magnus Bak. this was our second gig. last week we recorded an e.p. and we will play again in Copenhagen on 20th June ; )
LOTS OF NEW MUSIC.. THIS WAY COMES. HOPE 2 SEE U ; )
Tried out a new GRAINZ; Seeing Is Hearing performance, playing in trio with myself on a two screen GRAINZ choreography video installation at ProjektRum Vera, Copenhagen on Saturday ; ) #Movement #NoSound #EmptyGrainzJars #Choreography
photos by Roberto Bordiga
Glad 2 play drums in Brother Magnus, a new project of Danish guitarist/composer Magnus Bak, featuring him and his brother Rasmus on guitars and me and Kristen on drums. We'll be playing our second gig at Spot Festival in Aarhus this Saturday ; ) And later this month we'll be recording some of the music we've been working on.. So hopefully it'll be out in the world sometime soon!
The Body in Sound, 29/03/2017
Had a great time playing in duo with long time collaborator Joanne Armitage [live coder] at Fuse Art Space, Bradford last month. And trying out my new GRAINZ; seeing is hearing installation.
Thanks to Anya Stweart Maggs for the video.
Recording of our session, playing some parts from Spaces Between live from the courtyard at ResonanceFM ; )
broadcast live on Dexter Bentleys Hello Goodbye show, 25th March 2017.
At some point loads of motorbikes drove by down Borough High St. .. listen out ; )
GRAINZ; seeing is hearing
New play-a-long GRAINZ video installation made for a workshop with 6-10 year olds at 'La Grande Notte Del Jazz', Teatro Grande. Brescia. April 2017
'Alle ore 10.30 nella Sartoria del Teatro è previsto il laboratorio di Greta Eacott Vedere è sentire: musica dal movimento destinato ai bambini di età compresa tra i 6 e i 10 anni. Utilizzando il senso della vista, i bambini hanno la possibilità di esplorare ritmi e musica creata estemporaneamente dai loro movimenti, percependo se stessi nello spazio fisico e sonoro con nuova consapevolezza. Per partecipare non è richiesta alcuna esperienza musicale precedente e sono invitati anche i genitori.'
our first Grup Simsek record is out now ; ) on Bongo Joe / Catapulte records.
excited 2 be in Brescia, doing a 'Seeing is Hearing. Movement from Music' lab for 6-10 year olds as part of la grande notte del jazz at Grand Teatro
Very happy to have been working over the past couple of years with Joanne Armitage on her vibrating metronome, which creates a tactile link between live musicians & live coders. Will be working with this amongst other things over the next two days in Leeds and Bradford.
! Looking 4ward to hit the road next week
with this bunch of people ! Also joining us for some of the gigs will be Turkish record specialist DJBootyCarrel, who brought us all together in the first place for a theatre project on The Veddel, Hamburg in 2014.
U can hear some samples from our upcoming 'Nem Kaldi' e.p.. here
and our first single & video below ; )
PT. 2 of six drummer formation ‘spaces between’ turné is this Wed at Koncertkirken and it’s a 10BPM special.
I will also be doing a solo set, performing a renovated version of Dripping Intervention ; ) W L C M ! #Percussion #SlowJamz #Dripping #10BPM
through the computer recordings of part one in action.
next up . .part two !
copenhagen 22/2/2017 ; )
then over to UK for parts three, four and five.
lots of fun working on this remix of Glad Hands 'In Echelon' with producer AEVA ; )
check out their original track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chMT_u-tw_M
Came across this unreleased marimba / bass drum solo I did last winter at Sofienberg Church, Oslo.
; ) ; ) ; ) ; ) ; ) ; )
there's some bass drum rumbling about half way through that's best served on headphones or w/ speakers..
1st - Grup Simsek, Festival Ecoute Au Vert, GENEVA (CH)
6th - Brother Magnus at ÅR & DAG, Label launch party. Frederiks Bastion.
9th - Simon Toldams Sten Saks Papir, Copenhagen Jazz Festival.
12th - One Take Records AGM. 5 till late at Grow Elephant. London [UK]
16th - Percussive Outreach Programme Summer Summit. Copenhagen Jazzfestival. [DK]
22nd - g bop orchestra - PILE UP [strings&percussion special] - DŹWIĘKO DZIAŁKA. Wschowa [PL]
29th - g bop orchestra poolside performance at Badesøen. Albertslund [DK]
3rd - G Bop Orchestra, The Dentist. London [UK]
4-6.8 - Unlearning Exercises in Puwaba with Greta Eacott. Supernormal Festival. [UK]
23rd - Bruxelles - Feeërieën Festival (BEL)
25th - Basel - Schoolyard / 1.Stock (CH)
26th - Zürich - Zürcher Theater Spektakel (CH)
30th - St Etienne - Le 17 (FR)
31st - Lyon "les jeudis des musiques du monde" (FR)
1st - Souternon “Ratatouille 3000" (FR)
2nd - Andrézieu-Bouthéon - Médiathèque (FR)
3rd - Aiguelèze “Baignade interdite” (FR)
30th - w/ Peter Zummo @ Festival of Endless Gratitude
13th - Percussive Outreach Programme. Live on Comet Radio, London. 11:00 GMT [UK]
28th - Brother Magnus, Copenhagen [DK]
4th - KEIJI HAINO, Miracle . National Gallery of Denmark. [DK]
10th - Lille • Gare St Sauveur [FR]
11th - Grup Simsek, Le Guess Who Festival. Utrecht [NL]
15th - Grup Simsek, Bern [CH]
16/11 - Grup Simsek, Lausanne • Le Bourg [CH]
18th - w/ Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, Mayhem.Copenhagen [DK]
23rd- Grup Simsek, Bruxelles • Rebel Up! at Bonnefooi
24th - Leeuwarden • Explore the North [NL]
25th - Mainz • Elektro Dschungel Re-release party !
26th - Wiesbaden • Exground Film Festival
One Take Records 4th birthday - details t.b.a ; )
P.O.P. WINTER SUMMIT- details t.b.a
23rd Feb -4th March - Grup Simsek, GERMANY TOUR [dates t.b.a]
6th - project w/ Vincent Ruiz. Copenhagen Jazzhouse. (DK)
9th - project w/ Rasmus Krogh. Brorsons Kirken (DK)
9th - Solo performance.. Passive Aggressive Publication Launch. Christianshavn Bebeorhus, Copenhagen. (DK)
20th - Brother Magnus. Copenhagen [DK]
29th - Grup Simsek, Festival Belluard FRIBOURG (CH)
30th - Grup Simsek PARIS (FR) La Marbrerie
6th - Brother Magnus. Spot Festival, AARHUS (DK)
13.05 Performance at Projektrum Vera. curated by Lisen Larsen.Copenhagen [DK]
25.05 - Grup Simsek,Cucurucu
26.05 - Grup Simsek,
Grand Hotel, Cosmopolis
27.05 - Grup Simsek. Club Milla, MUNICH (DE),
28.05 - Grup Simsek. ALTÖTTNING. Nea Zoi (DE)
30.05 - Regular Percussion Group, end of term concert! 20:00 Absalon, Copenhagen [DK]
1st - SEEING IS HEARING. Percussion commission for children for La Grande Notte del Jazz, Teatro Grande, Brescia.
27.04.17 GRAINZ;mixed bag performance at Hotel Kimono film premier by Anna Stahn.Cinema H15,COPENHAGEN. [DK]
29.04.17 Grup Simsek, Kampnagel. HAMBURG (DE)
17th - Brother Magnus. Copenhagen.
18th - Grup Simsek, VAULX-EN-VELIN (FR) A Vaulx Jazz Festival
20th - g·bop orchestra (6 drummer formation) presents 'spaces between' pt.3 @ Reverb Room, London.
21st - g·bop orchestra (6 drummer formation) presents 'spaces between' pt. 4 @ Vortex, London.
+ gbop orchestra host 'Percussive Outreach Programme' on NTSLive Ch. 1, 15:00-16:00 +
22nd - g·bop orchestra (6 drummer formation) presents 'spaces between' pt. 5. @CHUNK, Leeds.
+ gbop orchestra, Space as [musical] Material workshop, CCCH +
23rd - g·bop orchestra (6 drummer formation) presents 'spaces between' pt. 6 @ Leeds.
24th - g·bop orchestra (6 drummer formation) presents 'spaces between' (parts 1-6 radio edit) @ Egg Mantis, London.
25th - g·bop orchestra (6 drummer formation) live performance on Dexter Bentley show, Resonance FM. 12:00-12:30 GMT.
28th - Code and The Percussive Body, workshops w/ Joanne Armitage. University of Leeds.
29th - The Body in Sound Exhibition w/ Joanne Armitage. Fuse Art Space, Bradford.
1st - Grup Simsek, BERLIN (DE) Schrippe Havaii
2nd - Grup Simsek,BERLIN (DE) Klunkerkranich
3rd - Grup Simsek, COPENHAGEN (DK) Global
4th - Grup Simsek, HAMBURG (DE) Westwerk
9th - Grup Simsek, COLOGNE (DE) Schauspielhaus
10th - Grup Simsek, BRUXELLES (BE) Recyclart
11th - Grup Simsek, AMSTERDAM (NL) O.C.C.I.I.
7th - REGULAR PERCUSSION GROUP - open 2 the public. No previous experience necessary. Absalon. Copenhagen. 18:15-19:30
14th - REGULAR PERCUSSION GROUP - open 2 the public. No previous experience necessary. Absalon. Copenhagen. 18:15-19:30
17th - g·bop orchestra (6 drummer formation) presents 'spaces between' pt. 1 Osramshuset. Copenhagen, WinterJazzFestival.
21st - REGULAR PERCUSSION GROUP - open 2 the public. No previous experience necessary. Absalon. Copenhagen. 18:15-19:30
22nd - g·bop orchestra (6 drummer formation) presents 'spaces between' pt. 2 Copenhagen, WinterJazzFestival.
16th - g·bop orchestra, Mondagsklubb. 5E. Copenhagen
24th - REGULAR PERCUSSION GROUP- open 2 the public. No previous experience necessary. Absalon. Copenhagen. 18:15-19:30
25th - AVANT CROQUIS & Greta GBop solo Percussion. (live percussion music as you draw!) Absalon, Copenhagen. 20:00-22:00.
27th - VITAMIN D (distorted percussion duo-first live show!) w/ Wood Organisation & Planetary Dance @ Percussive Outreach Programme Vol. 2 Kvarterhuset.
31st - REGULAR PERCUSSION GROUP- open 2 the public. No previous experience necessary. Absalon. Copenhagen. 18:15-19:30
17th - Percussive Outreach Programme, Vol 1. w/ Joanne & GRAINZ; mixed bag. Kvarterhuset. Copenhagen. (DK)
13th - g·bop orchestra (formation X) @ Regular Percussion Group launch. Absalon. 8pm Copenhagen (DK)
10th - Grup Simsek, Face Z Festival, Geneva.
9th - Grup Simsek, JazzClub, Lyon. (FR)
24th - COMING TOGETHER (Frederic Rzewski, gbop remince) Copenhagen. (DK)
18-22- VENICE BIENNALLE. representing Germany with NEW HAMBURG project.
15th - Grup Simsek, Calco. (IT)
14th - Grup Simsek. Folkewelt Party (FR)
8-9pm, Platform. Southwark. (UK)
22nd - floor score <12's workshop at South East London Primary School.
14th - One Take Records presents REVERB ROOM #2 - GRAINZ; mixed bag 8-9pm, Platform. Southwark. (UK)
6th - PERCUSSIVE OUTREACH PROGRAMME - hosting a radio show on NTS Live, London : ) 12-1pm
6th - One Take Records presents REVERB ROOM #1 - Aya Suzuki (JP) 8-9pm, Platform.
12th- gbop orchestra [vitaminD] @ IRIS 2: A VISION OF UNITY . secret location, UK .
7th - gbop orchestra - 6 drummer formation & GRAINZ; mixed bag workshop.
5th - drawing rhythm [workshop] & gbop orchestra, 6 drummer formation performance
DIYSpace for London. [UK] 7pm.
4th - floor scores [workshop] & gbop orchestra [UK&European players!] DIYSpace for London. [UK] 7pm
3rd - experimental percussion lab [workshop] & gbop orchestra, 6 drummer formation performance
DIYSpace for London. [UK] 7pm.
16th - GRAINZ; mixed bag // workshop & performance // DŹWIĘKO DZIAŁKA festival , (Poland)
16th - g·bop orchestra, DŹWIĘKO DZIAŁKA festival , (Poland)
10th - duo w/ Derya Yildrim (percussion and saz) , KLUNKERKRANICHEN, Berlin (DE)
8th- duo w/ Derya Yildrim (percussion and saz)
& w/ Derya Yildrim & Ensemble Resonanz. The Veddel, Hamburg (DE)
5th - w/ Asger Thomsen [double bass] band. Metronomen. 8pm. Copenhagen.
4th - gbop orchestra - punctuations in space / album launch daytime party ! Frederiks Bastion, Copenhagen. 2-4pm.
30th - solo percussion performance, Freedom Music Festival. Copenhagen.
25th - Performing with LEGROOM Company at WARP festival. Whitworth Art Gallery. 2:30-4pm.
25th - GIG W/ ALGOBABEZ - live coding duo feat. gbop [me on percussion] Leeds,10pm [UK]
20th - g·bop orchestra, The Vortex. London (UK)
21st - g·bop orchestra, The Horse, Improvised music club. London (UK)
16th - Szymon Gasioreks GRATITUDE ORCHESTRA, Copenhagen (DK)
6th - Copenhagen Jazzhouse, w/ Emil Palme
21st - GRAINZ; mixed bag - a choreography for 10 people and an assortment of grains. At Miscellaneous Music Festival 2K16. Gothenburg. (SW)
3rd - ALPHA sextet. 7pm. Artisten, Gothenburg. (SW)
23rd - REGULAR PERCUSSION GROUP. (with Knut Kvifte Nesheim & Michaela Antalová)
2nd - THE PLACEMENT OF OBJECTS IN SPACE, sans-discipline composition workshop. 12-14pm. A-Venue. Gothenburg (SW)
24-29th - France tour with Intercommunal Orchestra
29th - Myans (FR)
26th - Lyon (FR)
25th - Marseille (FR)
24th - Geneva (SUI)
15th - DRUM SOLO NO.7 choreography for drummer & floor score. Gothenburg. (SW)
8th - DJPurePiatti (DJset) feat. REGULAR PERCUSSION GROUP (live) A-Venue. Gothenburg. (SW)
2nd- performing in percussion concert , HSM. Göteborg. (SW)
27th - DJPurePiatti set, FASTELAVN party. Copenhagen (DK)
6th - GRAINZ movement 3 & FOYER FLOOR SCORE . Arctic Culture Centre. Hammerfest. (FINNMARK)
1-7th - percussionist/composer in residence. Arctic Culture Centre. Hammerfest. (FINNMARK)
22nd - percussionist at SIREN (contemporary music festival) Gothenburg (SW)
16th - percussionist in project w/ Audun Steffenson. St. Edmunds Church, Oslo. (NO)
8th - percussionist in: Erlend Skomsvoll - The blues & the abstract youth. Lindemansalen, Oslo.(NO)
13th - g·bop orchestra, Chatsworth Road Winter Festival. London (UK)
11th - performing drum solo no. 6 (bass drum & objects) & grainz movement 4 in a a specially designed space at KHIO. Oslo. 8-11pm (NO)
6th - g·bop orchestra, six drummer formation. mooment festival. Copenhagen (DK)
3rd - w/ Christian Balvig ensemble at Levinshalen, Oslo. [NO]
28th - IN UNISON to be performed at Parma Frontiere. Casa della Musica. Parma. [IT]
20th - performing solo project.. music for water births, vol. 1, at One Take Records, residency. Gallery Neuf, Oslo (NO)
19-22nd One Take Records, residency. Gallery Neuf, Oslo (NO)
8th - w/ Christian Balvig ensemble at Cafe de Consert, Oslo. [NO]
23rd - w/ ICO - at flexipognon [Catapulte Records festival] Lyon, [FR]
1st - g·bop orchestra, ONE TAKE RECORDS PARTY, The Dentist. [UK]
13/7 - w/ Thor Magnusson, live coding conference, Leeds. [UK]
11/7 - w/ Joanne Armitage. Algorave. [UK]
9/7 - g·bop orchestra, Copenhagen Jazz Festival [DK]
8/7 - w/ SOLEN [Danielle Dahl, Oliver Lauman, Mads Egetoft, Copenhagen Jazz Festival [DK]
2/7 - w/ Roberto - double bass [IT] and Emmanuel - piano [IT], Copenhagen [DK]
24/6 - g·bop orchestra, RMC party, Copenhagen. [DK]
13/6 performing in Lina Lapelyte's Candy Shop, at Block Universe Festival, London [UK]
31/5 - gbop orchestra, punctuations in space [works for six drummers] Copenhagen Jazzhouse, [DK]
30/5 - percussion w/ Lo Ersare, Malmö. [SW]
16/4 percussion w/ IDA KUDO. Copenhagen.
4/4 g·bop orchestra [1st show in Denmark!] w/ lady jerks + more.. live at akvariet. Holmen FC, 8-late. free entry.
26/3 gbop orchestra - polyrhythm aberdeen e.p. release
23/3 solo percussion of new works:
drum žsolo no.4 - video score
at Akvariet, Copenhagen
16/3 w/ MALPHINO, Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston.
TOUR W/ DERYA YILDRIM [saz,vocals]
15/03 Royal Albert pub - Deptford
14/03 Jamboree - Limehouse
14/03 Live on Resonance Fm (morning)
13/03 Upstairs at the Ritzy - Brixton
12/03 The Scolt Head - Culford Road N1
24/1 performance of Rudimentary Drumming with Ensemble Oslo, Levinshalen, Oslo.
5/1 100% percussion music DJPurePiatti set at Ace Hotel, London. 7pm
19/12 Puwaba - live percussion w/ DJ's.
10/12 concert of new percussion works at Brötz, Gothenburg
26/11 PIATTI - a concert of 100% new percussion music at HSM, Gothenburg
15/11gbop orchestra w/ Adult Jazz, Brighton
13/11gbop orchestra w/ Adult Jazz, Glasgow
12/11gbop orchestra w/ Adult Jazz, Manchester
11/11 gbop orchestra w/ Adult Jazz, London
10 Sept - 25th October
percussionist in residence at New Hamburg festival, Germany.