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From February 1-11, we're throwing open our doors to composers, musicians, actors, writers, and thinkers – all of whom are pushing the boundaries of innovation. Featuring newly commissioned works, world premieres, a brand new performance and podcast series, and more!

Want a sneak peek at who and what Fuse has in store? Check it out:

Nadia Sirota

Featured on: February 1, February 2, February 4, February 5

Based in New York City, Nadia is a violist and key member of a community of composers and musicians who span the contemporary classical and indie rock musical worlds. Described as a “one-woman contemporary-classical commissioning machine” (Pitchfork), she is a member of yMusic, ACME, and Alarm Will Sound, and has collaborated with popular artists such as Ben Folds, Jonsi, Arcade Fire, Passion Pit, and more.

Read NY Times article about Nadia's Meet the Composer podcast series

Donnacha Dennehy

Featured on: February 5

Born in Dublin, Donnacha is perhaps best known for incorporating music from the sean nós (“old style”) vocal tradition into contemporary music. He is currently on faculty at Princeton University.

Listen to Grá Agus Bás for singer Iarla Ó Lionáird and amplified ensemble.
Listen to Nadia's podcast on Donnacha

Too Hot For Radio

Featured on: February 8, February 9

We're taking some of our favorite daring fiction and bringing all the steam, gore, and uncensored scenes to the good people of New York. Old fiction, new fiction ...we're paging through all of it for the juiciest stories! February 8 will be hosted by Aparna Nancherla, writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers and performer for Uptown Showdown.

Richard Reed Parry

Featured on: February 4

Richard is best known as the bass player of the Grammy Award-winning indie band Arcade Fire. His Music for Heart and Breath, featured in the Fuse Project, is a collection of pieces in which each note is played in sync with the heart or breathing rates of the performers

Listen to Duet for Heart and Breath featuring Nadia Sirota and Richard himself.

David Lang

Featured on: February 1

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer based in New York City and co-founder of Bang on a Can, David Lang has written music performed around the globe by the BBC Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Netherlands Chamber Choir, the Boston Symphony, the Kronos Quartet, and many others. He is a current Oscar nominee for Best Original Song.

Listen to Simple Song #3 from Youth.

YMusic

Featured on: February 2

yMusic is a long-time collaborator with Nadia Sirota, and perform music written for the ensemble by composers across the indie-classical spectrum, from Judd Greenstein and Marcos Balter to Sufjan Stevens and Annie Clark (St. Vincent).

Nico Muhly

Featured on: February 1, February 5
Nico is a composer of chamber music, orchestral music, sacred music, opera, ballet, and music for collaborators across a variety of fields. He has been commissioned by St. Paul's Cathedral, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, and more.

Bryce Dessner

Featured on: February 4

Bryce is a Brooklyn-based composer, guitarist, and curator best known for his involvement with the Grammy Award-nominated band The National.

Liam Byrne

Featured on: February 1, February 2, February 5

Hailing from London, Liam enjoys a busy and varied career as a soloist and chamber musician. His solo viol work regularly explores lesser known corners of 16th and 17th century repertoire as well as the compositions of living composers.

Watch Liam's duet with Valgeir Sigurðsson

Secret Science Club North: Leslie Vosshall

Featured on: February 11

Leslie is an American neurobiologist on faculty at the Rockefeller University. Her groundbreaking research concentrates on how smell influences behavior, and she'll present on what the nose knows for this special edition of SSCN.

Watch Leslie talk about how we smell

DUO Stephanie & Saar

Featured on: February 4

DUO Stephanie & Saar are a Brooklyn-based piano duo playing classic and contemporary piano works for four hands. As part of Fuse, the DUO will perform a program of music by George Crumb and György Kurtág.

Listen to an excerpt from George Crumb's Celestial Mechanics.