Welcome to our site! Fuse Ensemble is a concept-based new music/new media performing ensemble. Each season a concept is presented, giving voice to new music composers and creating musical happenings with visual elements of live, interactive video and/or kinetic installations. The musicians of Fuse perform on an eclectic mix of flute, clarinet, electric violin, electric guitar, cello, piano, electronic playback, live audio, percussion, and invented instruments. Linked by the insane possibilities of software such as MaxMSP/Jitter and Processing, sometimes using sensors on the musicians and live interactive cameras on stage, the artists create an experience that fuses sound, video and humans into a liquefied state and gives each concept a setting - a visual and kinetic environment to experience it in that furthers communication and unifies the concept.
Fuse Ensemble is: Gina Biver, composer, director, electric guitar, electronics and laptop; Pam Clem, cello; Ethan Foote, contrabass, Martha Haines, electronic keyboards and percussion; Greg Hiser, violin; Jenny Lapple, flute; Ina Mirtcheva, piano; Angela Murakami, clarinet.
Now heading into their eighth season together, Fuse Ensemble has presented and premiered works by Steve Antosca, Eve Beglarian, Fernando Benadon, Gina Biver, Patrick Burke, Alexandra Gardner, Rahilia Hasanova, Gernot Reetz, and John Nichols III. Fuse Ensemble has performed at IUPUI Indiana University's Intermedia Festival, American University's Katzen Arts Center, the Schlesinger Center, Wooly Mammoth, the Kreeger Auditorium- Gildenhorn Speisman Center for the Arts, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage as part of the CrossCurrents New Music Festival, Andrea Clearfield's Salon in Philadelphia, The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, NY, Sonic Circuits DC Festival, UMBC LiveWire4 New Music Festival and the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC.