The Toronto-based percussionist and composer is emerging into one of Canada’s finest talents in modern music. His eclectic resume includes performing with Jeremy Dutcher, Cirque Du Soleil, Video Games Live, Chloe Charles, R. Murray Schafer, Fred Penner, and Mark Duggan.
Emerging from the experimental scene, Greg is on the cutting edge of today’s music and continuously strives to push boundaries with electro-acoustic drumming. Over the years he has collaborated with SABIAN Ltd creating “lo-fi” cymbals that cater to the style of drum n bass and jungle.
Greg has quickly developed a reputation as a composer, which has led to commissions by the Human Body Expression, Toronto Dance Theatre, Fifth Wind, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Form CDT, Morris Palter, Division 85 Films, Tina Fushell, and Random Acts of Dance. His music has been described as “sensitive, sophisticated and powerful” which navigates between the worlds of classical and electronic.
Greg has received national acclaim with his debut percussion album Glass Houses for Marimba, which was selected as CBC’s Top 10 Classical Albums of 2015 and nominated for an ECMA for Classical Recording of the Year (2016-2017).
Recipient of many awards, Greg Harrison was granted the SABIAN/PASIC award, granted to one promising Canadian university percussion student.