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The Music of Gina Biver / Fuse Ensemble


Release Date: 08/10/2018 
Label:  Ravello   Catalog #: 7993  
Composer:  Gina Biver
Performer:  Scott Deal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fuse Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On 3: The Music of Gina Biver, her debut recording on Ravello Records, composer, guitarist, vocalist and producer Gina Biver presents five selections featuring the concept-based new music/new media performing collective Fuse Ensemble, a group in which she has played an integral part for the past decade. Not only did Biver compose the five tracks on the album, she either performed on, produced, mixed and/or engineered many of them. On the opening track, Mirror, which draws its inspiration from the poem “Empress in the Mirror” by the American poet Colette Inez, Biver begins her exploration into the very nature of identity. Girl, Walking continues that exploration, flowing through five sections that are shaped as they go along by Read more improvisations of the parts of the bassist, flutist and guitarist. We Meet Ourselves is dedicated to fellow Fuse Ensemble member Scott Deal, whose solo marimba triggers audio samples which represent Jung’s theories about the impact of confrontations with the unconscious and of the messages we receive as we go through life. On The Cellar Door, Biver musically explores Jung’s theory of individuation, the process by which the psyche becomes integrated and whole. Perhaps the only piece on the album not deriving inspiration from psychological inquiry is the closing track, No Matter Where. Biver states that she interpreted “No Matter Where, Not Pictured Here,” a painting by the notable American artist Jackie Tileston, as a journey and so decided to sonically travel around it. Captured sound (trains) is constant, suggesting unending movement; piano floats like water. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mirror by Gina Biver
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fuse Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
2.
Girl Walking by Gina Biver
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fuse Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
3.
We Meet Ourselves by Gina Biver
Performer:  Scott Deal (Marimba)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
The Cellar Door by Gina Biver
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fuse Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
5.
No Matter What by Gina Biver
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fuse Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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