Deemed a “musical force of nature” by Gramophone, composer Gina Biver writes music for large chamber ensembles, dance, choir, multimedia, and film. Her work is inspired by the written word and by visual art, both static and moving. She collaborates with musicians, filmmakers, choreographers, poets, computer artists, sculptors, painters, and video artists. Her work has been presented in the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, and Mexico.
She is the founder/director of Fuse Ensemble, a concept-based electroacoustic performing ensemble that blurs boundaries between sound, visual art, kinetic works, and electronics of all kinds. Forever championing new music, the group has premiered and performed works by many living composers, with an emphasis on exploring the work of women and other underrepresented groups.
Biver is also the composer member of IceBox Collective, a Washington DC-based multimodal artist group seeking to foster critical thought and dialogue on current issues by creating a platform for community involvement through art. Biver has performed with the National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble in the East Building Auditorium for the Andy Warhol Headlines Exhibit, and in the NGA Atrium for the John Cage Centennial Exhibit. Festival and concert presentations of Biver’s work include the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, UMBC Livewire, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, John F. Kennedy Center, Georgetown University Friday Music Series, Indiana University’s Intermedia Festival, Earth Day Art Model, and Sonic Circuits DC.
Biver’s music can be found on Neuma Records and PARMA Recordings’s Ravello Records and has been recognized by grants from the American Music Center, American Composers Forum, Strauss Fellowship Individual Artist Grants, and others. She has been several times a fellow at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her film scores have won Cine Golden Eagle, Tele and International Television and Video (ITVA) awards, and have appeared in multiple international film festivals. A long-time DC-area resident, Biver currently lives in Richmond VA.