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Joel Grip

Joel Grip

As an energetic double bassist and producer, Joel Grip plays a great role for the new scenes of improvised music in Europe. By founding the label Umlaut Records, he opened up for creative forms of organizing collectives of musicians and promoting their music internationally. Since 2003 he has been one of the main organizers of Hagenfesten in Dala-Floda, Sweden, a stand-alone festival, making people meet. Besides touring with groups like Peeping Tom, Kege Snö, Eve R. Trio, Je Suis! or SNUS, Joel Grip's intense and personal music is heard in solo, duo or larger improvising groups in greater Europe, USA and Asia. Besides work in just musical context, collaborations often include contemporary and Butoh dancers, as well as artists, poets, and filmmakers. With music at arms, Joel Grip amplifies reality by making homeless voices heard through the organization Public Health Music.

Umlaut Festival Berlin 2012

18 Feb 2012 - 20:00

Philip Zoubek & Florian Bergmann
Stefan Thut - vier, 1-12
Peeping Tom

9/6€, doors open 20:00, concert starts 21:00

Umlaut Festival Berlin 2012

19 Feb 2012 - 20:00

Eve Risser - solo

9/6€, doors open 20:00, concert starts 21:00!

UMLAUT im ausland

24 Nov 2013 - 20:00
24 Nov 2013 - 23:59
[ro] :: hannes buder//hannes lingens

UMLAUT im ausland

[ro] Umlaut Records CD-Release
Hannes Buder - guitar
Hannes Lingens - Drums & Objects

Pierre Borel - Saxophone
Joel Grip - Double Bass

Mitsuaki Matsumoto - Electronics

Umlaut: Grip / Küchen & No Input Ensemble

6 Jun 2014 - 20:00
No Input Ensemble

Joel Grip - double bass, Martin Küchen - saxophone // No Input Ensemble (Paris): Mario Garcia Hurtado - guitar, Andrés Castellani - sax, Emma Richards - viola, Fanny Vicens - accordion, Noam Bierstone - percussion, Florian Bergmann - bass clarinet

Doors: 20:00, Beginn 20:30


23 Oct 2014 - 20:30

Makiko Nishikaze: compositions for clavichord solo

Sven-Åke Johansson / Liz Allbee / Pierre Borel / Joel Grip

Radu Malfatti: shoguu
Radu Malfatti / Lucio Capece / Cat Lamb / Johnny Chang

UMLAUT Festival für Gegenwärtige Musik 2014

1 Nov 2014 - 21:00
umlaut fest 2014

UMLAUT collective celebrates 5 years of happy existence in berlin, Thursday Oct 30 - Saturday Nov 1st.


Featuring :::


Vermulscht / Delius & Lillinger / Ganzfeld / Sonic Essence / Shuichi / The Still / Die Hochstapler / Grip & Suzuki / III^