Gina has been invited to teach at American University in Washington DC as an adjunct professor in Audio Technology beginning in Fall 2011.
Gina was awarded an artist residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) for August 2010. There she will began works for next season for Fuse Ensemble and also for Verge Ensemble, both with spring premieres.
Fuse Ensemble will be playing at Sonic Circuits DC on Sunday September 19 at 5 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in Fairfax VA. http://dc-soniccircuits.org/
Gina is the grateful recipient of a 2010 Strauss Fellowship Grant from the Arts Council of Fairfax County. Funds will help support new technology for use with Fuse and our upcoming concert season.
In March, Gina Biver and George Mason University Professor Peter Winant presented two master classes on music technology for undergraduate Audio Tech students at American University
Fuse Ensemble’s newest CD was critiqued in a French blog by blogger Dionys. It was a great review on a fantastic blog about modern music. Check it out here (you can try a google translation) http://inactuelles.over-blog.com/article-gina-biver-le-fuse-ensemble-sur-l-aile-de-la-musique--43796774.html
Gina was awarded a 2009 Composer Assistance Project Grant from the American Music Center last Fall. The grant will help fund the premiere of Bloody Mary (2010), for flute, clarinet, vibraphone, percussion, piano, violin, cello, contrabass and tin wind-up toys. Bloody Mary will be premiered by Fuse Ensemble this spring at American University’s Katzen Arts Center.
Gina was accepted to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) in Amherst VA for an artist residency this July. She will begin composition work on a new interactive project (where wind-up and other toys create a soundscape-and-live-video-backdrop for the performing musicians) for Fuse's upcoming '09-'10 concert season.
Fuse Ensemble was recently featured in an article in the Washington Post by Anne Midgette. Click here to read it.
Gina's work Big Skate has been accepted for inclusion in the 8th Annual International Women’s Electroacoustic Listening Room Project (WEALR09) as part of the Annual New Music Festival at Cal State Fullerton. This year's 8th Annual New Music Festival, March 18th-21st "The Composer-Performer in the 21st Century" features guest artists in residence: Anne LaBerge, Jane Rigler, Lydia Ayers, flute/composer/electronics, creative flutist/improviser Nicole Mitchell with our Jazz Ensembles, and composer/performer Paul Dresher with percussionist Joel Davel, pianist Lisa Moore and violinist Karen Bentley Pollick.
Gina enjoyed scoring two short films this year for Sprezzatura Media. The two films, entitled PenPals and Dead, White and Blue, will be premiered at the Miami International Film Festival in March 2009. Click here to watch PenPals (includes an audio performance from Fuse's upcoming CD)