FYRN Bowed Guitar Ensemble
March 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
FYRN is a bowed guitar ensemble that performs ambient compositions by ensemble leader Geoff Gersh. Using metal files to bow the guitars, the sounds produced are ghostly, yet beautiful, and create lush soundscapes that engulf the audience as the ensemble sets up in a large circle around the audience in unique spaces. This evening length performance will be held in the stunning 8,000 sq ft warehouse space, Dye Works, located within the GARNER Historic District. Audiences will watch the piece come alive around them as Gersh conducts the piece from the center of the room, immersing audiences in the artists’ creative process.
Composer/guitarist Geoff Gersh explores the sonic boundaries of the electric guitar with and without the aid of electronic devices and found objects to produce sounds one would normally not associate with the guitar. Geoff composes for and performs to silent films with two groups he leads, Reel Orchestrette and Black Lodge, on a regular basis at the Nitehawk Cinema, Little Cinema and Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NY. In November 2009, Gersh was awarded a Swing Space grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in NYC for the presentation of his composition ‘Memory In Night’, for 6 electric guitars bowed with metal files, in an old bank vault 2 levels below Wall St. Also in 2009, he performed in Rhys Chatham’s “A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars” at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. Gersh has been playing the electric zither in the Off-Broadway show BLUE MAN GROUP since 1998 and subbed in the Broadway hit ROCK OF AGES from 2013-2015. He has received grants from the American Music Center, Meet the Composer, SOS from NYFA, was awarded a New York Dance & Performance Award (Bessie) in 2000 among others.
$15 Adults, $12 senior/student/military
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Note: Tickets will not be mailed for this event. Ticket holders’ names will be at the door.
Please note: Due to damage caused by Hurricane Irene, the Dye Works Space is not ADA compliant. Please call us at 845-947-7108 for more information on accessibility options.