credit: Philine van den Hul
Presented by Dutch Music Export & New Dutch Wave
With their bold approach to string music and exciting stage presence, Fuse is one of the most popular instrumental formations coming from The Netherlands. Utilizing their signature line-up (a string quartet with double bass and drums) the Amsterdam-based sextet is able to evolve from their classical and jazz roots, and bring a unique style to the stage. Both written and improvised music are organically part of the band's technically complex but catching crossover live-sets. Fuse finds it's origins as trailblazers of an upcoming classical music movement in Amsterdam. A group of like-minded music students decides to organize their own concerts series. For two years they successfully hosted monthly club-nights, which became an important kick-of for the group. In 2015, Fuse was invited to become the house band for a popular Dutch TV-show about classical music and related genres. It marked their breakthrough to the general public and in 2019 they received the Dutch Edison Public Choice Award. Currently Fuse is working on it's 4th studio album, Mikrokosmos. A collaborative project with composers such as Bryce Dessner, Gabriella Smith, Miho Hazama and Kinan Azmeh.
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