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; Ina Mirtcheva Blevins, piano; Pam Clem and Erin Snedecor, cello; Scott Deal, percussion; Ethan Foote, contrabass; Greg Hiser, violin; Jennifer Lapple, flute; Angela Murakami, clarinet. This season, Fuse is excited to be working with artist Ethan Jackson, who will create live interactive video for Nimbus.
Now in its twelfth year, DC-based electro-acoustic chamber group Fuse Ensemble presents the premiere of Nimbus, by composer Gina Biver. Nimbus is an artistic collaboration between poet Colette Inez (1931-2018), composer Gina Biver and video artist Ethan Jackson that is based on seven poems on the early life of Colette Inez, the lovechild of a Catholic Priest and French Scholar. Included in the set are works by composers Caroline Shaw, Ethan Foote, Alexis Bacon, Marc Mellits and Kevin Puts. See our News/Reviews page for concert information!
Fuse Ensemble has presented and premiered works by Steve Antosca, Eve Beglarian, Caroline Shaw, Marc Mellits, Fernando Benadon, Linda Dusman, Ethan Foote, Gina Biver, Patrick Burke, Alexandra Gardner, Rahilia Hasanova, Alexis Bacon, Gernot Reetz, Kevin Puts and John Nichols III. Fuse Ensemble has performed at IUPUI Indiana University's Intermedia Festival, American University's Katzen Arts Center, Georgetown University's Friday Music Series, 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. Check our News/Review page for upcoming shows!
Their most recent recording: Fuse Ensemble 3, The Music of Gina Biver has just been released on Ravello Records, with worldwide distribution on Naxos. Click this link to choose where you'd like to order. Look for some awesome reviews on our News/Reviews page.
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