FUTURE IN REVERSE
Future In REverse (FIRE) is dedicated to the future of music. Specializing in multi-media and cross-genre projects, FIRE is widely praised for its innovative programming and performances. Founded in 2005 by composer and conductor Huang Ruo, FIRE has performed at Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, Rubin Museum of Arts, Austrian Cultural Forum NY, Issue Project Room, Aspen Summer Music Festival, and the Greenwich Music Festival. FIRE’s diverse collaborations include visual
music with kinetic painter Norman Perryman and ballets with choreographers James Sewell from the James Sewell Ballet and Charlotte Griffin from the New York Choreographic Institute.
In 2008, FIRE recorded sound tracks for two films, Emperor’s New Garden and Stand Up, to be released in 2010. Comprised of both Eastern and Western instruments and some of today’s most gifted and promising young musicians, FIRE advocates music in a wide variety of styles, ranging from avantgarde modernism to world music, visual arts, and experimental music.
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