A multidisciplinary DIY artist, Eli has worked in several creative fields. She has published the solo works “Museum of the Dry Bugs” (Gagarin Rec.), “Grass Velvet” (Esc.Rec), “Xylotheque”, “Baranda” and the dada-pop work “Tasmanian Robinet”, “Polo” and “El Avión” with Motor Combo, as well as “Duplicat” with Pelayo Arrizabalaga (La Olla Expréss Rec.), contributing with tracks to labels as Classwar Karaoke, Soft bodies, Ego Twister, Monster K7, Dude Tapes and Espais Netlabel… in addition to her special releases works. Musically, she has walked a long path since early 80’s, from experimental to electropop, through Greek music, minimalism, choral, funk, radio art, electroacoustics or as visual-sound artist. She has been a member of the improvisation bands Obmuz, The Shower Sisters, Laptopless Orchestra, Ome Acustics or Etnia, and have played with artists as Pelayo Arrizabalaga, Pierre Bastien, H.J. Roedelius, David Fenech, Juergen Hall or Adele Madau, having played in venues and festivals around Europe (Worldtronics (DE), Experimentaclub (ES), Sonic (DK), Blurred Edges (DE), Jardins Efémeros (POR), Lab30 (DE)… working mainly as an experimental musician and luthier who built/performs with her own devices and installations (“Peeled Piano”, “Saló Sonor”), workshops and talks. By other side Eli works parallel her solo UnPop project.
She’s the founder and director of the NoNoLogic Festival (2007) and the publishing label La Olla Expréss (2002).
Eli Gras UnPop concert
This is a happy side of Eli Gras’s music world, a “one band girl” solo performance. Her sound has been defined as “Jeanette meets the Residents” with a certain Motor Combo spirit. Multi-instrumentalist, Eli sings and plays sort of a lo-fi, weird and funny cabaret.