Garrett Fisher

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. KOCHO received its world premiere by Beth Morrison Projects in New York City; YOSHINAKA, in collaboration with Tokyo-based Noh master Munenori Takeda and the 25-year Fisher Ensemble received its world premiere at Seattle’s ACT Theatre. Garrett’s music can be found on the BIS label (THE PASSION OF SAINT THOMAS MORE is part of their 30 year/30 disc commemorative series and earned 10/10 from Classics Today). 

BLOOD MOON, commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects and HERE Arts Center received its world premiere at New York City’s Prototype Festival in January, 2020. The New York Times wrote: "Mr. Fisher ingeniously transfigured the sound world of classical Japanese Noh drama." The Wall Street Journal described the work as an “alluring sound world.”


Wall Street Journal critic Brett Scott writes, “Among American composers of his generation, Garrett stands out because of the way he’s assimilated such diverse global musical and other artistic influences into a distinctive, original...sound. And he’s successfully created a strong collaborative process for making multimedia productions that may be a sustainable model for independent twenty-first-century American composers.”