People / Gregg Simpson

Musician, artist. Gregg Simpson was born in 1947. His artistic career began in the 1960s when he became involved with the Intermedia Society. During this time, he was also playing drums with several local jazz bands. Simpson began exhibiting at Bau-Xi Gallery and his work from this time reflects his increasing interest in occult subjects. Supported by a Canada Council grant and with a letter of introduction from William Rubin of the Museum of Modern Art, Simpson went to Paris. There he would organize the first touring exhibition of West Coast art in Europe, West Coast Hermetics (1973). His visual art is included in collections nationally and internationally. From the period of the 1960s, Simpson is known for his musical work with Al Neil, in the Al Neil Trio and the Al Neil Jazz Probe. Currently, he continues to drum in groups such as the Ralph Eppel Quintet and the Henry Boudin Trio. He lives and works in Vancouver.

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  1. 01. Birds, Lions, Dog, Improvisation/Fucking Excercises
    Al Neil and Gregg Simpson (Audio)
  2. 02. Chums
    Richard Anstey, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Audio)
  3. 03. Water Babies
    Richard Anstey, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Audio)
  4. 04. Rock Drill (For Antoine Pevsner)
    Richard Anstey, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Audio)
  5. 05. Space Object Box (For Joseph Cornell)
    Richard Anstey, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Audio)
  6. 06. Voices Breathing
    Richard Anstey, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Audio)
  7. 07. Auld Lang Syne (excerpt)
    Richard Anstey, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Audio)
  8. 08. Standing Still Untitled Improvisation
    Richard Anstey, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Audio)
  9. 09. Love Loka
    Richard Anstey, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Audio)
  10. 10. Money Lenders
    Richard Anstey, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Audio)
  11. 11. Blue Voodoo Glue
    Richard Anstey, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Audio)
  12. 12. Dog Space
    Richard Anstey, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Audio)
  13. 13. Intermedia CBC television special
    Michael de Courcy, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Photograph)
  14. 14. The Al Neil Trio rehearsing at Intermedia
    Gregg Simpson (Photograph)
  15. 15. The Al Neil Trio rehearsing at Intermedia
    Michael de Courcy, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Photograph)
  16. 16. Video screening at Intermedia
    Michael de Courcy, Al Neil, and Gregg Simpson (Photograph)
  17. 17. The Al Neil Trio performing at the Magic Colonial Theater
    Bob "Box" Arnold, Michael de Courcy, Gary Lee-Nova, Gregg Simpson, and Dennis Vance (Photograph)
  18. 18. Judith Schwarz at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale and Judith Schwarz (Photograph)
  19. 19. WECO dancers performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  20. 20. Audience member at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  21. 21. Audience member at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  22. 22. Audience member at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  23. 23. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  24. 24. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  25. 25. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  26. 26. Audience member at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  27. 27. Audience members at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  28. 28. Audience member at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  29. 29. Audience members at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  30. 30. Composer Gerry Walker (second from left) at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale and Gerry Walker (Photograph)
  31. 31. The Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  32. 32. Audience member at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  33. 33. Audience members at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  34. 34. Audience member at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  35. 35. WECO dancer Rita Watson performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale and Rita Watson (Photograph)
  36. 36. WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  37. 37. WECO dancers at the Motion Studio in 1966
    Jack Dale and Rita Watson (Photograph)
  38. 38. WECO dancers at the Motion Studio, Judith Schwarz at right
    Jack Dale and Judith Schwarz (Photograph)
  39. 39. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  40. 40. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  41. 41. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  42. 42. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  43. 43. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  44. 44. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  45. 45. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  46. 46. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  47. 47. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  48. 48. A WECO dancer performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  49. 49. A WECO dancer performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  1. 50. A WECO dancer performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  2. 51. A WECO dancer performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  3. 52. A WECO dancer performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  4. 53. WECO dancer Judith Schwarz at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale and Judith Schwarz (Photograph)
  5. 54. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  6. 55. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  7. 56. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  8. 57. A motion study by the WECO dancers at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  9. 58. WECO dancer performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  10. 59. WECO dancer performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  11. 60. WECO dancer Heather McCallum performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale and Heather McCallum (Photograph)
  12. 61. WECO dancer Rita Watson performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale and Rita Watson (Photograph)
  13. 62. WECO dancers performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  14. 63. WECO dancers performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  15. 64. A performance by WECO at the Motion Studio, Judith Schwarz pictured lower right
    Jack Dale and Judith Schwarz (Photograph)
  16. 65. A performance by WECO at the Motion Studio, Heather MaCallum pictured at top
    Jack Dale and Heather McCallum (Photograph)
  17. 66. A performance by WECO at the Motion Studio, Rita Watson pictured at lower left
    Jack Dale and Rita Watson (Photograph)
  18. 67. WECO dancer performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  19. 68. WECO dancer performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  20. 69. WECO dancer Heather McCallum performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale and Heather McCallum (Photograph)
  21. 70. Audience member at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  22. 71. Audience members dancing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  23. 72. Dancer Heather McCallum performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale and Heather McCallum (Photograph)
  24. 73. WECO dancers performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  25. 74. WECO dancers performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  26. 75. WECO dancers performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  27. 76. WECO dancers performing at the Motion Studio, Karen Jamieson pictured at right
    Jack Dale and Karen Jamieson (Photograph)
  28. 77. WECO dancers performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  29. 78. Audience members at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  30. 79. Audience members at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  31. 80. Audience members at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  32. 81. Audience member at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  33. 82. Audience members at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  34. 83. Audience members at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  35. 84. WECO dancers performing at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  36. 85. Audience member at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  37. 86. Event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  38. 87. Audience member at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  39. 88. Audience member at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  40. 89. Audience member at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  41. 90. Audience member at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  42. 91. Audience member at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  43. 92. Audience member at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  44. 93. Audience member at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  45. 94. Audience member at an event at the Motion Studio
    Jack Dale (Photograph)
  46. 95. Al Neil Trio performing at the Dome Show
    Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  47. 96. The Al Neil Trio Marquee
    Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  48. 97. Al Neil Trio performing at the Dome Show
    Michael de Courcy (Photograph)
  49. 98. Al Neil Trio performing at the Dome Show
    Michael de Courcy (Photograph)