Gina Biver is a composer of music for chamber ensemble, choir, multimedia, new media, dance, sound installations and film. Her work involves both live instruments and electronics. Upon completing her undergraduate music degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Gina began performing as lead guitarist/songwriter in New York City, Boston, and other cities in the Northeast. She recorded her music at Electric Lady Studios and has appeared in Kerrang! Guitar World, Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazines and others. Rock Scene magazine called her “the best female guitarist in rock today.”
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. Over the years her music for film and television has been broadcast across the US and in thirteen Latin American countries.
Gina later studied composition with Steve Antosca and Garrison Hull, completing her Masters in Music at George Mason University and studying conducting at a Bard College seminar with Maestra Apo Hsu. 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). Her electronic composition Skating Still was chosen for the 2006 International 60X60 Project and was performed in New York, Sydney Australia and across Europe and Canada. Her work on Temporal Interference, a multimedia project in collaboration with new media artist Bryan Leister and choreographer Jane Franklin was performed in Washington D.C., Denver, Colorado and Puebla, Mexico in 2008. Her latest composition, The Cellar Door, will be premiered at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC in April 2011 by Verge Ensemble.
Active in the promotion of new music, Gina gives master classes on the subject at American University, engages in dialogue with her audiences with pre-concert talks and with her ensemble has given performances of several living composers from South America, Europe and the United States.
Gina is currently the Composer and Director of Fuse Ensemble, a new music/new media ensemble based in Washington DC. The ensemble premieres several pieces of new music each year, fusing live music performance, video and live kinetic art installations to create engaging, multifaceted happenings in concert halls, clubs and galleries. Fuse has performed at Indiana University’s Intermedia Festival, the Kennedy Center’s Crosscurrents New Music Festival, 2010 Sonic Circuits DC, Woolly Mammoth Theater, the Schlesinger Center and several other venues.
Gina’s music is available on iTunes, CDBaby, and at www.ginabiver.com