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Sheet music for Gina Biver
Gina Biver is a composer of electroacoustic music and director of Fuse Ensemble, a new music/new media performing group based in Washington DC. "With my music I look to create a connection to the listener’s outer and inner worlds… and to fuse and enliven them both in the process. Leaving enough auditory space in the music to allow the listener to come into it, I wish to engage the inner workings of the mind, but to also involve the heart and stir the body. Embedded concepts reflected in sound and explored through time, layers hinged or unhinged, previous musical hierarchies rearranged and disputed — no notions of what is acceptable and proper but equanimity and license of process — the creation of a space within which to dive and exist albeit for a moment, and digital captures of real-life sounds all play a role in my work.
Music and sound help us reconnect to the present, be in our bodies, and really in the room, hall, field, or street. Of all the concepts I have used over the years to bring forth my music, they are just vehicles for the silver thread that runs through everything I do. To forge a connection with the here and now is to forge a connection with the self. When we truly connect with the self, we are automatically connected to the collective. To feel where you are at the moment is to ring and vibrate with those around you."
Gina is a guitarist and composer of music for chamber ensemble, choir, multimedia, dance, and film. Upon completing her undergraduate music degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Gina performed for several years as lead guitarist/songwriter in New York, Boston, and other east coast cities. She has recorded her music at Electric Lady Studios and has appeared in Kerrang! Guitar World, Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazines and others. Since 1991, she has scored music for television and film, where she has won Cine Golden Eagle, Tele, and International Television and Video (ITVA) Awards. Gina studied composition with Steve Antosca and Garrison Hull, completing her Masters in Music at George Mason University. Gina has been awarded composer grants from The American Music Center and the American Composers Forum, a 2010 Strauss Fellowship Grant from the Arts Council of Fairfax County and has been a fellow at the Virginia Community for the Creative Arts (VCCA). She lives just outside of Washington DC with her husband Steve, a commercial photographer and author, and their three children.