Greg Gives Peter Space is the long overdue first collaborative work by Greg Haines and Peter Broderick — are you ready for this?
Primarily inspired by Peter and Greg’s obsession with dub music, Greg Gives Peter Space is a mini album comprised of six tracks filled with — you guessed it — spacey sounds, created with the help of Haines’ ever-growing collection of synthesisers, tape delays and reel-to-reel machines. In the true spirit of dub music, many of the mixes were made live, with both artists hovering over the mixing board, dancing around and following our intuitions, processing the sounds with live effects while the music bounced down to tape. The duo enlisted their friend Martyn Heyne in Berlin and fellow American David Allred in Portland to help perform the music live on both sides of the pond, bringing as much of the original gear from the recordings as possible.
“Greg and I became good friends while both living in Berlin, around 2009 to 2013. We spent countless late nights playing records for each other, dreaming the dream of good music. We talked a lot about collaborating and even put in quite a few hours at each other's studios . . . but for some strange reason we never seemed to finish anything. Maybe we were just busy enough with our other projects and didn’t feel in any rush. But we certainly had it in mind that we'd like to finish something one day. And we are very proud to say that day is finally here! After years of playing fairly quiet music for an often seated audience, we can’t wait to get on stage and bounce around to some groovy rhythms, heavy bass and spacey synthesisers. Prepare for take-off!“ — Peter Broderick, April 2014
Over the course of a decade, British-born and Italy-based composer Greg Haines has carved out an intensely beautiful corner in the vast and ever-growing musical world. He has surprised music lovers around the globe with his unique and overtly personal approach to creating and performing a very patient and contemplative music, and with his numerous projects with other musicians and choreographers, including his collaborations with choreographer David Dawson for the Dutch National Ballet and the Royal Opera House, and his on-going work with The Alvaret Ensemble and The Group.