“Sound Geometries” is seen here in its second realization from a performance on November 29th at the Cell (Chelsea area of New York City). It is an on-going collaborative work between the composer/percussionist Gerry Hemingway and the visual artist Beth Warshafsky.
Beth is projecting images that layer live processing of the performance with an array of visual materials that were developed through discussion and experimentation. This process mirrors the electro-acoustic content of the music. All the visual art is dynamically manipulated through a variety of controllers (including the music itself) in real time.
Gerry, performs on the drums while utilizing electronics which incorporate composed sound material, real-time manipulation of that material,and live electro-acoustic processing. This performance also incorporates the spoken word along with visual text. Gerry's improvisation is shaped by his response to the live visual material.
The last 6 minutes of this piece is "Calling You." It incoporates lyrical narrative material including the sampling of a song by Slim Whitman.
In this documentary realization the projected imagery of an overhead screen is interwoven with the documentary footage of the performance.