Garrett Fisher has created more than a dozen opera-theatre productions in the US and Europe, work that “has combined elements of opera, dance, Indian raga, Japanese Noh theater and more into fusions that have both a ritualistic intensity and an improvisatory freedom . . . a groundbreaking hybrid . . . a strong, unified and strikingly individual utterance of unambiguous beauty” (The New York Times). His work has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. His Noh-inspired Kocho was premiered by Beth Morrison Projects in New York City; Yoshinaka, in collaboration with Tokyo-based Noh master Munenori Takeda at Seattle’s ACT Theatre. Garrett’s music is on the BIS label (The Passion of Saint Thomas More is part of their 30 year/30 disc commemorative series). The Iris was recorded at Jack Straw Cultural Center as part of their Artist Support Program; his sound installation Mikawa was presented as part of the New Media Gallery Series. Blood Moon, commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE Arts Center, was premiered at New York City’s Prototype Festival in 2020.
In addition to his work as a composer, Garrett is developing Cultivating Feedback: A Pocket Guide to Creative Survival with longtime collaborator Ken Cerniglia.
Artist Support Program 2022: On Foot Across the Solar Systems, a song cycle composed by Garrett Fisher featuring vocalist Maria Männistö, based on poetry by poet Edith Södergran.
New Media Gallery 2016-17 (with Tori Ellison): Mikawa
Artist Support Program 2014: Recording and production of The Iris by The Fisher Ensemble.