Greg Fox is a New York City born and bred drummer, multidisciplinary artist, and teacher. He has played on and released over 50 releases since 2008, including his work with Liturgy, Ben Frost, Skeletons, Hieroglyphic Being, Man Forever, as a soloist, and with his projects GDFX and Guardian Alien. Fox has studied drumming with Thurman Barker, Marvin “Bugalu” Smith, Guy Licata, and Milford Graves, has toured worldwide with various groups and collaborations, held multiple international music residencies, and was awarded “Best Drummer in NYC” by the Village Voice. 2017 will see the release of a few new records (TBA), some touring in Europe and Japan as a solo performer and with Zs, Colin Stetson, Ex Eye, and Guardian Alien, as well as the continuation and expansion of his private and group teaching practice.
1: there is only one thing
2: see above
3: check in once in awhile to make sure you’re not being a cosmic shmuck.
1.What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
the urge to communicate directly from the heart, the urge to reconcile agita I’ve inherited from my parents and other ancestors, the sun, new york city
2. How and when did you get into making music?
i started banging on pots and pans on the floor of my mom’s kitchen when i was 4 years old. then i played trumpet starting in 4th grade for a few years, and then picked up drum sticks when i was 11.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
in this immediate moment, my top 5 albums of all time are: alice coltrane – journey in satchinanda / aphex twin – drukqs / wu tang clan – forever / lightning bolt – wonderful rainbow / discordance axis – johou
this list is subject to change
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
my friends who live there, the wall, meeting arto lindsay at west germany, techno, silver mesh shorts, fingerless gloves, augustiner helles, club mate.
5. What’s your favourite place in Berlin?
any street in manhattan with the exception of times square area
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Jun Ray Song Chang – Asa-Chang & Junray
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
boredoms boadrum 88 in LA
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
at this point, very important
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
yes, two brothers and a sister, they are proud of me