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Monday, April 24, 2017
By Greensboro Project Space

GPS Band Practice: HRH

May 5th, 6 - 9 pm

HRH (Hoffman / Rose / Heidt) is composed of Gregory Miles Hoffman (guitar, viola); Lucas Rose (drums) and Gary Michael Heidt (bass)


BAND PRACTICE invites local bands to use the GPS as a practice space. The public is invited to hear these bands work out their material. Keep in mind, these bands are not performing for you - but using the space to work out their sets and write new songs.

Gregory Miles Hoffman 

Composer Gregory Miles Hoffman holds an interdisciplinary BA in music and glassblowing, and, from the North Carolina School of the Arts, a Master of Music in composition.  He was a recipient of the Semans Art Fund Grant and multiple Career Development Grants for various composition projects at NCSA, and at the Appalachian Center for Craft Gregory’s glasswork received the Bacchanal scholarship.  In 2009 - 2010, he was a Thomas S. Kenan Fellow at the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education in New York City, where he was immersed in the Institute’s approach to aesthetic education, and assisted a teaching artist mentor on school assignments.

Gregory has lived in North Carolina, Tennessee, New Orleans, Boston, and Indiana. In the course of his travels he has studied glassblowing at the New Orleans School of Glasswork, the Appalachian Center for Craft, and The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass; worked as a welder of custom furniture; built theater sets at Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré; been a production assistant and extra on several films; and volunteered at a community-operated jazz radio station.  He studied viola before turning his attention to composition. 

In addition to composing acoustic, electro-acoustic, and electronic concert music, Gregory has a keen interest in artistic collaboration. He has written music for numerous contemporary dance pieces, and several of the resultant works have been performed at Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center Institute; most recently, Everything Potent is Dangerous, choreographed by Amanda Hinchey, premiered there in January 2011.  He is currently working on a piece for clarinet and electronics commissioned by Johnathan Robinson, a doctoral candidate studying with Robert Spring at Arizona State University, for which Gregory was awarded a 2012 United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro Regional Artist Project Grant.

Lucas Rose

Lucas Rose has performed at Lovesphere 22 and the Perceiver of Sound League series with his duo In ’n’ Out.  He is a senior at Weaver Academy.

Gary Heidt

Gary Heidt is a theater and music improviser (guitar, bass, banjo, vocals, turntables and electronics), poet, playwright, essayist, songwriter and multimedia artist. He is cofounder of Lovesphere, a 67 year performance project currently in its 21st year.  He has performed across the United States and Europe in venues including Lincoln Center, Manhattan Center, the Bowery Ballroom, CBGB's, the Knitting Factory, the Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Dixon Place, Five Myles, Theater for the New City, Schaubuhne Lindenfels in Leipzig, Germany and too many others to count.  

His operas have been reviewed internationally ("engrossing!" -Opera News, "marks a turning point"- Journal of Classical Philology, Italy), his songs have been performed on national television, and his first album was dubbed  a "masterpiece" by the Village Voice. His poems have appeared in national journals such as Fence, Infinity's Kitchen, Private Arts and Lost and Found Times; he has invented several new genres of poetry, (lecturing on one form at the New York Public Library) and had a solo show of visual poetry at Spirols gallery in upstate New York in 2015.  He has founded several improvising theater groups over the years, including the Dr. Polyfeemerous Troupe and The Friendly Baader-Meinhof Gang in the 1990's and the Conspiracy of Proletarian Shamans in the 2010's, and was a member of the Uncarved Block improvisation group as well. 

Quite a few videos of his work can be found at youtube.com/garyheidt and his most recent albums can be found at mammalsofzod.bandcamp.comfistofkindness.bandcamp.comvanreipen.bandcamp.comgaryheidt.bandcamp.com.  He hosts the Perceiver of Sound League acoustic improvisation series at Glenwood Community Bookstore in Greensboro, North Carolina on the third Saturday of every month at 4pm, and DJs on WUAG-FM and WQFS-FM in Greensboro.

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