Grey Paris pulls you into an acoustic reverie of high-powered drums, bass,piano and electronic-cinematic effects.
The Berlin trio Grey Paris presents songs, alive with intricate rhythmic elements, and an understated move-like ambiance. Their compositions carry the lister with undulating ideas through acoustic soundscapes as if in a synaesthetic experience.
Influenced by artists such as E.S.T.. Gogo Penguin, Nils Frahm, and Brandt Brauer Frick, the music of Grey Paris is a mixture of propulsive grooves and meditation-inaction.
“In the music of the Berlin-based trio Grey Paris, classical music instruments meet electronic music and together they create a minimalistic almost film-like atmosphere. The connection of electronic features and emotional piano compositions gives birth to various sound scapes spiced with changing dance rhythms, spherical sounds and electronic experiments.”
– Flora Theatre Festival, CZ –
The Trio, consisting of piano, bass, drums, and a sophisticated system of live electronics, has collaborated since 2016 and has released 2 albums and several singles. They have played numerous concerts and festivals locally and internationally (including Smida Jazz Festival (RO), 19th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival (awarded Best Newcomer Jazzband 2019), Jazz in the Park Competition Romania (Best Club Band Award), Piano Day (DE), Kantine am Berghain, B-flat, and B’jazz Burghausen, to name a few).
“They characterize their music as “cinematic electroacoustic jazz” and the truth is that the sound landscapes they make through enchanting, minimal and trance echoryhtms are creating images so powerful that they are one of the most unique modern jazz groups.”
– Athens Technopolis Festival, Greece –
After the album “Medea” and the following tour in 2019, Grey Paris used the tour pause of 2020/21 to intensively develop and write new pieces. The resulting EP "Lee Waves" will be out in February 2023.
Yiorgos Parisis - piano, electronics
Arian Stechert - drums, electronics
Mark Beumer - bass, electronics
Grey Paris’s tracks