Gerry Hemingway, drums + acoustic and electronic addenda
Terrence McManus, homemade guitars
Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to present a rare duo performance featuring drummer Gerry Hemingway and guitarist Terrence McManus.
Their duo performances bespeak "a rich, unconscious empathy, two players running through a shared language that takes in everything from free and Noise to...cheery alt rock.” (The Wire)
There is no limit to the territory these two master improvisers might traverse. A Monk composition might present itself in a sincere traditional setting or may find itself extended beyond hardcore industrial noise textures. It is a music of interplay and listening that engages, challenges and delights with its virtuosity, sense of humor, intensity and honesty.
Hemingway has been at the forefront of improvised music for nearly four decades. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Hemingway was a member of the “classic" Anthony Braxton Quartet from 1983-1994, and subsequently collaborated with Reggie Workman, Derek Bailey, John Cale, Anthony Davis, Wadada Leo Smith, Cecil Taylor, Don Byron, and many others. Since the fall 2009, he joined the faculty of the Hochshule Luzern in Switzerland where he is now lives.
A native of Brooklyn, McManus is a “texture-minded guitar abstractionist” (Time Out New York) who has collaborated with John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, and many others. He is currently a member of the Gerry Hemingway Quintet.