2010 Summer Tour Dates Announced!

Tuesday, July 6

Kerrytown Concert House 

Ann Arbor, MI


Wednesday, July 7

Sugar Maple

Milwaukee, WI


Thursday, July 8

Capitol Lakes Grand Hall

Madison, WI

5pm workshop

8pm performance

(pre-concert master class, limited enrollment, email soundconstellations@hotmail.com to reserve spot)

presented by Surrounded By Reality

Friday, July 9

Experimental Sound Studio 

Chicago, IL


Saturday, July 10

1pm workshop at Experimental Sound Studio

(limited enrollment, email info@experimentalsoundstudio.org to reserve spot)

Saturday, July 10

Heaven Gallery 

Chicago, IL

Sunday, July 11

Rouge Budda Gallery

Minneapolis, MN

4pm workshop

7pm performance

Monday, July 12

Clown Lounge

St. Paul, MN


photo by Lucy McManus

This 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 and an engaging listening experience.

for bookings, email the Gerry Hemingway/Terrence McManus Duo

Gerry Hemingway (trap set, acoustic and electronic addenda) and Terrence McManus (homemade guitars, electronic processing) perform a duo music that is primarily improvised, having evolved from several intense years of work together in numerous settings. Their previous work together has primarily been in the context of performing each other's compositions which as a process has more finely honed their collective musical language into a cohesive, thoughtful and far reaching results. There is no limit to the territory these two master improvisors might traverse. A Monk tune 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 the listener all at once with its virtuosity, sense of humor, intensity and honesty.

Learn about master classes conducted by the duo


Please stay tuned for the debut release from the Gerry   Hemingway/Terrence McManus Duo, coming very soon!

photo by Jordan Hemingway



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, Ben Monder, 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. Actively involved in education, Terrence has taught at William Paterson University, the University of Nebraska, and The New School in New York City.

Gerry Hemingway/Terrence McManus Duo Press Photos

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Photo 1 Live in Princeton (Photo by Lucy McManus)
Photo 2 Live in New York City (Photo by Lucy McManus)
Photo 3 Double Head Shot (Photo by Jordan Hemingway)

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