Musical Explorations of Identity and The Art of Becoming
Fuse Ensemble is a concept-based new music/new media performing ensemble based in the Washington, DC area. 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, percussion, and invented instruments. Linked by the insane possibilities of software such as MaxMSP/Jitter and Processing, 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/laptop; Pam Clem, cello; Ethan Foote, contrabass; Martha Haines, electronics; Greg Hiser, violin; Jenny Lapple, flute; Ina Mirtcheva, piano, Angela Murakami, clarinet, and guest percussionist Scott Deal.
This season, Fuse Ensemble presents SKETCH, The Art of Becoming: Musical Explorations of Identity with performances of works by Steve Antosca, Eve Beglarian, Linda Dusman, and the premiere of Gina Biver’s We Meet Ourselves for marimba and triggered audio by guest percussionist Scott Deal.