Gerry Hemingway / Terrence McManus Duo – July 8, 8 pm
Gerry Hemingway / Terrence McManus Duo
CONCERT & MASTER CLASS
(concert + masterclass package: $5 discount)
Gerry Hemingway – trap set, acoustic and electronic addenda
Terrence McManus – handmade guitars and electronic processing
This heavy-hitting duo is fluent and unpredictable, swinging one minute and teetering on chaos the next. It is improvised music with a sense of form, a natural flow of transformation an engaging listening experience.
Percussionist and composer Gerry Hemingway was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1955, and has been at the
forefront of creative music for three decades. He joined and remained a member of the Anthony Braxton quartet for eleven years from 1983 – 1994, and has also collaborated with, among many others, Derek Bailey, Leo Smith, Oliver Lake, Kenny Wheeler, Frank Gratkowski, George Lewis, John Cale and Hank Roberts. He can be heard on over 100 recordings from many different record labels, among them: Tzadik Records, Enja, Palmetto, Random Acoustics, Auricle Records, and Hat Art. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, fellowships from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation on the Arts, commissions through the Parabola Arts Foundation with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts, and a commission from the Kansas City Symphony with funding from Meet the Composer.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, guitarist Terrence McManus grew up in New Jersey and Connecticut. He has performed with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, Ellery Eskelin, Herb Robertson, Mark Helias, Gerry Hemingway, Anthony Cox, Kermit Driscoll, Russ Lossing, Marty Ehrlich, Mat Maneri, Billy Mintz, Michael Sarin, and Gene Bertoncini. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the New York Guitar Festival, Ellis Island, and the inaugural month at John Zorn’s The Stone. In 2008 Terrence was featured in the book, State of the Axe: Guitar Masters in Photographs and Words(Yale University Press), by legendary photographer Ralph Gibson, and in conjunction with The Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston, TX, where the book’s images were on exhibition. Actively involved in education, Terrence has taught at William Paterson University, the University of Nebraska, and The New School in New York City.