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Gina BiverFalls Church, VA
Gina Biver is a composer of electro-acoustic music for chamber ensemble, choir, multimedia, dance, and film. Finding inspiration in spoken word and in the visual arena, she continually collaborates with visual artists, kinetic sculptors, filmmakers, choreographers, and video and media artists.
Her deep musical world contains the struggle and push/pull between pulse and lack of pulse, electronics and acoustics, words and lines, shadow and light, form and freedom.
Gina Biver is a composer of electroacoustic music for chamber ensemble, choir, dance and film. She has been called a “musical force of nature” by Gramophone and “A rebel of sorts, or at the very least a provocateur” by Textura. Hannah Rosa Schiller from I Care If You Listen states ““Biver creates a playground for internal exploration that is both fascinating and deeply effective….The best of Biver’s music lies in the layers; the moments where one instrument feels too close, or too separate, or where the listener questions whether the tapping and clicking audio tracks are coming from the album or from somewhere outside. Fuse Ensemble’s 3: The Music of Gina Biver demonstrates the enormous possibilities that come with composer-engineer crossovers–and it is just so much fun to listen to.” Perhaps one of her more interesting reviews came from Midwest Review which states “She doesn’t look like an art chick that would show up in a dress made of meat but I guess looks can be deceiving… Prepare for a sonic walk on the wild side.” Her compositions have been performed in the US, Sydney Australia and across Europe and Canada.
Her early career as an electric guitarist brought her press from multiple guitar magazines such as Guitar World, Kerrang!, Guitar for the Practicing Musician. Rock Scene magazine called her “the best female guitarist in rock today” which caused her to dream of the day where “female” wasn’t part of the compliment. From performing on some of New York’s biggest stages to subsequent performances with the National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble in Washington, DC, she still occasionally straps on her guitar for her work with Fuse Ensemble.
Gina has been awarded composer grants and fellowships from the American Music Center, American Composers Forum, ARTSFAIRFAX, NewMusicUSA and others. Forever championing new music, her group Fuse Ensemble has premiered and performed works by several living composers, and she shockingly continues to program the work of as many women as men. She lives just outside of Washington, DC in Falls Church, Virginia, with her husband Steve Biver, photographer and author, and a great big cat named Tiny.
Alex Bourne, Parma Recordings, Letter of Recommendation
This is a letter of recommendation from Alex Bourne, A&R Representative, Parma Recordings, in support of this exciting new project.