Artistic Director Garrett Fisher’s music-driven theatrical and film world combines opera, dance, Indian raga, Noh theater and film which The New York Times describes as "fusions that have both a ritualistic intensity and an improvisatory freedom…a groundbreaking hybrid...a strong, unified and strikingly individual utterance of unambiguous beauty." Based on a collaborative process that allows performers their own interpretations, his pieces cohesively integrate a diversity of influences that defy any specific genre or tradition.
Garrett has created than 12 full-length multimedia pieces that have been premiered in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, and Cologne, Germany. Wall Street Journal critic Brett Campbell 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, yet listener-friendly 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.”
Garrett’s work extends to film. His current project BOX OF BEAUTY features his music and storyboards. Garrett has also created two Web Operas – PSYCHE and SEBASTIAN – both available online. His screenplay and LA Production of his full-length feature MAGDA (in development) earned a feature article in the Los Angeles Times; his screenplay was shortlisted at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival.