Saxophone // Electronics
Improvisation // Compostion
Debut Solo Album
Greg Bruce is an improvisor and composer searching for new sounds through the forgotten opportunities of analogue technology. His work blends contemporary classical, folk, and minimalist musics; and exposes the sonic potential of acoustic feedback and cassette tape media. Through a breath-powered instrumentarium – a saxophone augmented by state of the art, lo-tech – Greg investigates the human/machine dialectic and invokes a post-digital future.
Greg is a University of Toronto Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate whose research in feedback saxophone is supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship. His recent work with tape media has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Hailing from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, and based in Montréal, Greg has also led a successful career as a music freelancer, having performed, toured, and recorded with a wide variety of projects. He is best known for leading the award-winning “folk-funk-jazz” group, Ouroboros. Under Greg’s leadership, the band released two full-length recordings; performed in festivals in Canada, the US, and the UK; and earned an ECMA award and two MusicNL awards.