Ginger Ibex /  Cambridge MA Original Classical/Rock Crossover

Ginger Ibex

Cambridge MA Original Classical/Rock Crossover
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The (mostly) wordless intersection of Classical and Rock

Latest Win:

Arts Fuse Pick of the Week on Jan 11, 2015.   Source

The (mostly) wordless intersection of Classical and Rock

Latest Win:

Arts Fuse Pick of the Week on Jan 11, 2015.   Source

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"Prelude To Dust For Kissers" from Ginger Ibex album Firefly

http://gingeribex.com Original instrumental piece for piano and string orchestra by Sharon Crumrine, performed by Ginger Ibex. From their 2009 album "Firefly...

Ginger Ibex - Firefly

Ginger Ibex - Firefly Boston Street Pianos Festival 10/5/2013 www.streetpianos.com/boston

  • Sharon, Betty, Mel at Lizard Lounge
  • On a Street Piano in Harvard Square
  • Sharon & Betty
  • At Lily Pad

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About

Bio

One of Sharon Crumrine's earliest influences was Beethoven, whose music alternately rocks the world or moves listeners to tears with its dark lyrical beauty. She was also deeply affected by the Romantic Classical composers (Schubert, Rachmaninoff), Impressionistic composers, Middle Eastern modes, Tango and contemporary Rock.

Betty Widerski's radically eclectic background (Classical gone Irish Punk/Rock/Improv) and endless creative & technical ability on a wild variety of stringed instruments, plus some percussion added to the mix, give Ginger Ibex a powerful yet lyrical sound.

Melika Fitzhugh's wide range of instrumental skills (including violin, guitar, percussion, bass and more) plus her love of Balkan music in odd meters make her ready for any musical style Ginger Ibex explores.

John Capello brings bass to the mix.

Members

Composer/Piano/Vocals
Composer/Viola/Melodica/Cajon
Violin/Guitar/Drums/Vocals

Wins   Key

Jan 11, 2015 Arts Fuse Pick of the Week
"The combo Ginger Ibex makes use of strings, piano, and percussion along with a wealth of ethnic influences and selected classical chops to create a sound that is as hard to classify as it is beguiling. But don’t worry that this show will be a rarified affair — it’s part of Mickey Bliss’s long-running Club Bohemia series in the basement of the Cantab, one of the few remaining relics of pre-gentrification Cambridge." – Noah Schaffer Source
Aug 17, 2014 Sound Track For Hugo Award Base Designers
Glass Artists Spherical Magic designed and cast the bases for the 2014 Hugo Awards (the Science Fiction/Fantasy world's Oscars), and chose Ginger Ibex's "Late Night Guilt" from "The Rusty Goat Sessions" as the sound track for their video self-introduction at the World Science Fiction Convention in London. Source
Interview with the SF Informer
Mar 11, 2014 Interview with the SF Informer
“Keith Jarrett, Astor Piazzolla and Sergei Rachmaninov walk into a bar.” It sounds like the start of a nerdy music school joke but an ensuing jam session between the jazz, tango and classical music icons might give you an idea of Ginger Ibex’s sound. However, when you consider that the group’s collective influences also include punk, metal, pop, Celtic, Indian, and Middle Eastern music, and that they’ve covered Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” and Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” all bets are off at nailing them down. [...] Source
RPM Challenge Album
Feb 28, 2014 RPM Challenge Album

Sharon and Betty participated in the 2014 RPM Challenge to compose and record a 10-track album in the month of February, resulting in the experimental album "Virtual Cupcakes"

NECN Morning Show Soundtrack Spotlight
Oct 24, 2013 NECN Morning Show Soundtrack Spotlight
"Catnip" from "The Rusty Goat Sessions" was selected to be featured on the New England Cable News Morning Show. Source
RPM Challenge Album
Feb 28, 2013 RPM Challenge Album

Sharon and Betty participated in the 2013 RPM Challenge to compose and record a 10-track album in the month of February, resulting in the album "The Rusty Goat Sessions"

Feb 24, 2013 Soundtrack for Crowdfunding Campaign
Donated the use of our piece "Variation On Snow Ghosts" as the soundtrack music for the Indiegogo.com fundraising campaign of nonprofit Found In Translation, which helps bilingual women overcome homelessness and poverty by capitalizing on their language skills and becoming professional medical interpreters. Source
Mar 01, 2011 Meet The Composer Grant Sharon was awarded a "Meet the Composer" grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts (nefa.org) to support the composition & arrangement of her original music for use by mimedancer Karen Montanaro's new dance "The Journey". The premiere performance was August 13, 2011 at the Celebration Barn Theater in S. Paris ME. Source
Debut Album
Oct 24, 2009 Debut Album "Firefly"
Our debut album, the 11-track CD "Firefly", was recorded at Wellspring Sound in Acton MA, and mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering. The album is available for digital download and physical album from Bandcamp as well as via CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes, and streaming on Spotify. Source
Oct 14, 2009 "Firefly" Album Review by Sepiachord.com
"A goodly number of sepiachord fans are drawn to soundtracks. They love the implied visuals of intrumental works, they are pulled in by the epic nature of the songs, they enjoy the feeling of modern music that is also classic(al)… if this sounds like you then you should snatch up a copy of Ginger Ibex debut release, “Firefly”." "Simply put the music on “Firefly” is lovely." "this is what makes this collection rewarding on multiple listens: the variety of mood and sound. You haven’t heard everything by Ginger Ibex because you’ve heard one song or even one tango. “Firefly” is rich in depth and satisfying on a soulful level." Source

Contact

Booking, Rights, General Band communication
Sharon Crumrine
Cambridge MA 02148

Calendar

Date Event Title Location Type More Info
Nov 03, 2013 The Midway Jamaica Plain, MA Performance   Details
Dec 20, 2013 Church of Boston Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Jan 28, 2014 T.T. The Bears Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Feb 22, 2014 Lily Pad Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Mar 29, 2014 Arts at the Armory Cafe Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
May 02, 2014 Third Life Studio Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Jun 07, 2014 Lilypad Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Jul 19, 2014 Outpost 186 Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Aug 23, 2014 The Lily Pad Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Sep 12, 2014 The Lily Pad Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Oct 10, 2014 Arts at the Armory Cafe Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Dec 05, 2014 Lily Pad Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Feb 27, 2015 The Green Room Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Mar 21, 2015 SALON (Bo & Rachel's House Show) Medford, MA Performance   Details
Apr 24, 2015 Third Life Studio Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Jan 30, 2016 Arts at the Armory Cafe Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Mar 25, 2016 Lilypad Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Dec 02, 2016 The Green Room Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
Feb 01, 2017 Club Passim Boston / Cambridge, MA Performance   Details
There are no upcoming events scheduled.