Greta Eacott [b. 1990, London] is a composer based on the island of Morsø, Denmark.
She is primarily known for her boundary pushing experimental percussion works and her ‘sans-disciplinary’ approach to music composition; which incorporates spatial aesthetics, design theory and physical movements as integral elements in the musical compositions. This manifests in a unique and modern musical aesthetic which is both playful and refined, agitating and welcoming, sensual and synthetic.
Her new five part instrumental suite GESTALT MINIMAL; the love songs [OT30 · 2022] was released on the 3rd March 2022 and will be performed live throughout 2023-2024.
Since 2014 she has been running the DIY record label One Take Records.
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“Greta Eacott’s Gestalt Minimal [IV] is both formally and dramatically compelling in a single gesture: the ensemble starts out bunched and tied together with rope, vocalizing within the sliver of a single semitone, then expands outward both tonally and spatially until each singer becomes a node in a web." - Review of GESTALT MINIMAL; IVV (performed by Musarc Choir) in The Wire Magazine, August 2019
“Greta Eacott finds the precipice between the physical almost mechanical world we live, creating a gateway for thoughts to expand and move forth. [..] Stuck is tribal in the sense of Greta's use of primitive timbre and simultaneously diaphanous in the places it unveils and gives heed toward. At times her discipline is so tremendous, the composition quiets to sleep like silence, only chimes resonating in the subtle loft of night time air.” - Review of STUCK for solo percussion in Lost In A Sea Of Sound, July 2021
"Along with an often riotous sense of joy in diverse textures and rhythms bumping up against each other, the record [G·Bop Orchestra - Punctuations In Space] conveys a palpable sense of group interaction, born out of Eacott’s methods for introducing the composed but flexible elements of each piece to the players.”
- Review of G·Bop Orchestra's debut album 'Punctuations in Space', by Abi Bliss, The Wire Magazine [UK] August 2016.
"One of the most exciting sound artists in Copenhagen."
- Copenhagen Jazz Festival Guide, 2017
"G·Bop orchestra deals with the pause in music, or more precisely; when music breaks the pause [...] The play with the unpredictability is intensely exploited on "Regularly Irregular", which could be the record's motto, where the sound image is dominated by blows on various materials, wood, glass, tin, iron, as a search for the physicality of the sounds in contrast. But it builds up to a momentum with more heavy rhythms, more and more rhythms on tight drum skins, and just as they gather in an intense finale, it all falls apart and crystallizes in a myriad of arrhythmic micro-rhythms on glass, tin and wood "
- Text originally in Danish. Review of G·Bop Orchestra's debut album 'Punctuations in Space' , written Kim Elgaard Andersen in Passive Aggressive [DK] January 2017 [review originally in Danish]
"This search for the rhythmic also permeates the 12 tracks of The Singles - Vol. I, ranging from hard-hitting electronic beats to esoteric vocals. Despite its eclectic expression and the absence of rhythmic elements on several of the tracks, all of the publication's contributions appear to be bound together by a fascination with the pulse's ability to evoke trance states - across time and genre. " - Review of One Take Records - The Singles Vol. I [various artists] by Nils Bloch, in Passive Aggressive [DK] April 2020. [English translation - originally in Danish]
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