Geoff Gersh

Geoff Gersh

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Biography

Geoff Gersh is a guitarist and composer who explores the sonic boundaries of the electric guitar with and without the aide of electronic devices and found objects. He performs with various bands in and around the NYC area that range in styles from singer/songwriters to ambient/improv/experimental groups. Geoff has composed music for installations by painter David Stoupakis that have been shown at galleries in Los Angeles. He has worked with choreographers Robert LaFosse, Cynthia Oliver, Karen Graham, Lawrence Goldhuber and Benoit-Swan Pouffer. In May of 2005 Geoff spent a month in Greece & Germany working with composer Jonathan Bepler on video artist Eve Sussman’s new piece, The Rape of the Sabine Women, which was premiered in NYC in February 2007. Geoff worked with Bepler again in April of 2007 on a performance piece for artist Matthew Barney that took place at Barney's NYC studio. In 1999, Geoff had the opportunity to study the shamisen with Kiharu Nakamura for 2 ½ years and appeared on Japanese TV with her multiple times. Geoff has received grants from Meet the Composer, American Music Center, New York Foundation for the Arts and a Bessie Award for his collaborative score for Cynthia Oliver's SHEMAD