Just returned from a week of performances in Venice, as part of the Living Architecture series at Venice Bienalle. Working with the theatre/social project New Hamburg, I joined 50 people from the island, Veddel in Hamburg, for this project - where we created a temporary VEDDEL EMBASSY in a church in Venice. With performances each night, collaborating with musicians from the Veddel, such as Turkish/German singer & Saz player, Derya Yildirim. Cifteli/Vocalist, Hava Bekteshi. Bulgarian violinist Alex Xtra-ta & his dad, Mitko ! & Japanese actress, Sachiko Hara.
17th - w/ Laura Toxværd 4tet. @ Skræp 30 år jubileum .
Koncertkirken. Copenhagen [DK]
N O V E M B E R
2nd- Unlearning Exercises in Whitby [UK]
3rd- Unlearning Exercises in Ripon [UK]
4th- Unlearning Exercises in Skipton [UK]
17th - Grup Simsek, Festival Istanbul Ekspress. Ghent [BE]
18-20th - Grup Simsek, Venice Architecture bienalle. [IT]
24th - Grup Simsek, Babylon. Istanbul. [TR]
A U G U S T
3rd - Grup Simsek, Silent Green Festival Berlin. [DE]
4th - Grup Simsek at OFF FESTIVAL. Katowice [PL]
10th - Hess Is More at Kulturclash, Nykøbing Falster 17:00 [DK]
10th - Hess Is More at Cava Bar, Copenhagen -00:00 [DK]
11th - Hess Is More at Haven Festival. Copenhagen [DK]
12th - Percussive Outreach Programme show on MMH Radio. 19:00-21:00 CET.
16th - G·Bop Orchestra [six drummer formation] Cafe Nova, Veddel. Hamburg. [DE]
17th - G·Bop Orchestra [six drummer formation] SUTURE SOVEN festival. [DE]
25th - G·Bop Orchestra, Copenhagen. [DK]
S E P T E M B E R
1st - POLYZYGOTIC music at UJazz, Århus. [DK]
20th - BROTHER MAGNUS at Festival Of Endless Gratitude. CPH [DK]
28th - DISTORTED DRUM DUNGEON solo performance at DEPTFORD X. Closing night of S k i m m i n g by Isobel Mei. London [UK]
30th - Grup Simsek, Quai Branly Museum, Paris [FR]
J U L Y
6th - *** POSTPONED *** CPH Jazz Festival: Percussive Outreach Programme SUMMER SUMMIT.
Annual Festival of new perc. music, written for and performed by G·Bop Orchestra [six drummer formation]. H15 Scene, Vesterbro. Copenhagen [DK]
9th - CPH Jazz Festival: G·Bop Orchestra SIX DRUMMER FORMATION at Copenhagen Trasshhhzzfestival. Lygten Station. [DK]
10th - CPH Jazz Festival: w/ Rasmus Oppenhagen Krogh band. venue tba. Copenhagen [DK]
10th - 40 Minute Massage Mix - One Take Records guest mix on First Terrace Records show. Resonance Extra. 20:00 BST.
12th - BLANK SLATE performed by New Makers Ensemble. Fórum Machico. Madeira [MDR]
13th - BLANK SLATE performed by New Makers Ensemble.Centro Cultural John dos Passos. Madeira [MDR]
15th - BLANK SLATE performed by New Makers Ensemble. Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias. Madeira [MDR]
25th - Grup Simsek at FMM Sines Festival. Sines. [PT]
26th - Grup Simsek, L'Abeille Beugle. Drome. [FR]
26th - Grup Simsek, Fiesta Sète [FR]
28th - Grup Simsek, Rotterdam Unlimited [NL]
M A Y
4th - G·Bop Orchestra [ six drummer formation]. International Percussion festival 'RITMO VIRAŽAI'
5th - G·Bop Orchestra [ six drummer formation]. Yacutan Extension. Vilnius [LI]
6th- G·Bop Orchestra [six drummer formation]. CH25. Warsaw. [PL]
9th - Grup Simsek at Palace, Saint-Gallen [CH]
10th - Grup Simsek at Festi La Villette / Le Beau Festival. Paris [FR]
12th - Grup Simsek at Festival d'Olt, Le Bleymard [FR]
20th - Ensemble Gestuel [led by Vincent Yuen Ruiz] Koncertkirken. Copenhagen. [DK]
23rd - Polyzygotic plays Harmonia III w/ Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, Anders Vestergaard,Henrik Pultz Melbye & Greta Eacott. ALICE CPH [DK]
24th - Grup Simsek, Ancienne Belgique W/ SELDA BAGCAN. Brussels [BE]
26th - Grup Simsek, Wareldfeest LEUVEN [BE]
28th - w/ Oliver Laumann. Mandagsklubben. 5E. Copenhagen kl. 00:00 [DK]
31st - June 3rd * SOLO EXHIBITION* at PVC, Copenhagen. Details t.b.a. [DK]
J U N E
6th - Solo marimba X life drawing. Live on Sønder Boulevard. Copenahgen[DK]
7th - Det Levende Partitur / graphic scores by Oliver Laumann. Koncertkirken [DK]
12th - Grup Simsek at L'Antre 2, Lille [FR]
13th - Grup Simsek at Cafe Oto, London [UK]
14th - Grup Simsek, BBC radio 3 live. London [UK]
15th - Grup Simsek, St Peter’s Church, Bridport [UK]
16th - Grup Simsek . Turk Kitsch Festival, Charleroi [BE]
20th - w/ Szymon Gasiorek ensemble. details tba. Copenhagen [DK]
21st - Ensemble Gestuel [led by Vincent Yuen Ruiz] details tba. Copenhagen [DK]
23rd - w/ Ensemble Resonanz & Derya Yildirim. Resonanzraum Festival. Hamburg [DE]
M A R C H
9th - MED SOVS - Dance party - w/ Lukas Danys, Marius Onofrie, Puwabanne Femayal & Greta Eacott @ AbsalonCPH. 21:00 - 02:00 [DK]
23rd - Music for Croquis [solo], Absalon. 20:00 - 22:00. Copenhagen [DK]
25th - Greta Eacott [solo] at Lydhør på en Søndag, Spanien19c, Aarhus. [DK]
28th - Grup Simsek at Vera, Groningen [NL]
30th - Grup Simsek at N9, Eeklo [BE]
31st - Grup Simsek at Centre culturel Dany Boon, Lesqun (Lille) [FR]
A P R I L
12th - Grup Simsek at MEG (Ethno Museum Geneva) [CH]
13th - Grup Simsek at Sonic, Lyon. [FR]
30th - G·Bop Orchestra [ six drummer formation]. Mandagsklubben, 5E. Copenhagen. [DK]
6th - Copenhagen Vinterjazz Festival: Rasmus O. Krogh w.Zukanovic/AC/Høyer/Dybbroe/Eacott
8th - G·Bop Orchestra [six drummer formation] performs Spaces Between at Kosmologym, Den Frie centre of contemporary art. Copenhagen [DK] 19:00 - 20:00
20th - Copenhagen Vinterjazz Festival: Taus Bregnhøj Fugleprojektet.
One Take Records 4th birthday , quadruple release tour w/ g·bop orchestra, Rudefood, Lisen Larsen and Knut Kvifte Nesheim :
7th - One Take Records 4th birthday - OSLO , Gamle Oslo [NO]
9th - One Take Records in-store at Insula Music, Copenhagen. 15:00 - 18:00
10th - One Take Records 4th birthday - COPENHAGEN, Koncertkirken. [DK]
12th - Percussive Outreach Breakfast with One Take Records. 11:00 -12:00 GMT
13th - g·bop orchestra live on HelloGoodbye show, 104.4 ResonanceFM. 12:00 - 13:30 GMT
13th - One Take Records 4th birthday - LONDON, Iklectik [UK]
14th - One Take Records 4th birthday - BRIGHTON, Bom-Banes [UK]
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 - POLYZYGOTIC MUSIC w/Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, Anders Vestergaard and Henrik Pultz Melbye. Mayhem.Copenhagen [DK]
18th - GESTALT MINIMAL; the love songs. Mayhem.Copenhagen [DK]
20th - DEATH OF GODZILLA JR. 5E. 00:00 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
1st - g·bop orchestra, Christianhavns Beboerhus. Copenhagen [DK]
8th - GRAINZ; duo w/ Rasmus Kjærgård Lund [tuba], Lolland. [DK]
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]
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.