Jeff Greinke Biography

Jeff Greinke is a musician, composer, performer, sound sculptor, and visual artist who is known worldwide 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 sound worlds 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 formed the production company and recording label, INTREPID, through which he produced his first LP, Cities in Fog. He has since released twenty other recordings on various U.S. and European labels. His most recent work is entitled Weather from Another Planet, released in June 2003 on FWD, a label and distribution network he co-owns with three other musicians. Jeff's music can also be heard on numerous compilation recordings. He has composed music for film, video, dance, theatre, radio, and art installations. His music was used as the soundtrack for the trailer of Ron Howard's film The Missing. 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 founder of the group LAND, featuring Lesli Dalaba (trumpet), Dennis Rea (guitar), Bill Rieflin (drums), and Fred Chalenor (bass). LAND toured China in 1996, which included playing the prestigious Beijing International Jazz Festival. They have released three albums. Jeff's current ongoing project is a collaboration with former Sky Cries Mary vocalist Anisa Romero called Hana. In April 2001 they released their second album entitled Omen. Jeff currently resides in Tucson Arizona with his wife Isabel Amorous.

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QUOTES regarding Jeff's recordings:

"...compelling, seductive, and undeniably beautiful." WIRED

"This music has a sense of mystery and danger that is absolutely compelling." EAR

"Jeff Greinke's environmental soundscapes are impressions of an inner space wholly different from that of any other electronic composer I can think of." OPTION

"His music finds just the right balance between ambience, suspense, and evocation." NEW YORK REVIEW OF RECORDS

"Greinke's world is inhabited by ghosts." BOSTON ROCK

"Greinke continues to prove himself as one of our finest and most important composers and sound artists. His style has encompassed ambient industrial soundscapes, fourth-world exoticism and ambient washes, and he displays a magnificent ability to create compelling, sensual, tangible textures, sonorities, moods, and atmospheres." AUDION

" dark ambient music that never sounds the same twice." ALTERNATIVE MUSIC PRESS

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