by Greinke, Jeff

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Jeff Greinke is a musician, composer, performer, sound sculptor, and visual artist who is known world-wide for his unique sound. Through a highly developed process of layering, Jeff composes and performs music rich in texture, depth, mood and subtle detail. Using various acoustic and electronic instruments, found sounds and extended studio techniques, Jeff sculpts soundworlds that conjure a strong sense of place, hovering somewhere between the exotic and the familiar.Jeff Greinke began composing and performing music in 1980 while studying meteorology at Pennsylvania State University. After moving to Seattle in 1982, Jeff and frequent collaborator Rob Angus formed the production company and record label, INTREPID, through which he produced his first LP, Cities in Fog. He has since released several other recordings on various US and European labels. Jeff's music can also be heard on numerous compilation recordings.

He has composed music for film, video, dance, theatre, radio and art installations. Jeff has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe and has performed in China, Canada and Mexico. He has also been a member of numerous ensembles and is the founder of the group „LAND“ featuring Lesli Dalaba (trumpet), Dennis Rea (guitar), Bill Moyer and Greg Gilmore (percussion), and George Soler (Chapman Stick). They toured China in November 1996, which included playing at the prestigious Beijing International Jazz Festival. LAND released their first CD in May 1995 on the Australian-based EXTREME label. Their second release, Archipelago, was released in July 1997 on the Seattle label Periplum. Among Jeff's current projects is a collaboration with drummer Michael Shrieve. They have been recording and performing together since Spring 1996. Additionally, Jeff has been working with Sky Cries Mary vocalist Anisa Romero on a recording of new works. In 1998 he signed a contract with the European label PRUDENCE, which released the one of his best albums  „Swimming“..

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