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Artist snapshot – Inventi Ensemble

March 10, 2015

Inventi Ensemble will be hosting an interactive music composition and performance workshop, Be a Composer! on Friday 20 March, 5.00–7.00 pm at Canberra Museum and Gallery.

Describe your work.
Defying stereotypes, Inventi are equally at home premiering works at a new music festival, performing in Australia’s finest concert halls and chamber music series, alongside playing Bach from a 3-tonne truck in a pop-up venue, and introducing new Australian music to young children in a library storytime project. Passionate about regularly performing Australian music, Inventi have commissioned new works, including Mark Gaydon’s “The Arguments of Beatrice & Virgil”, a work by Luke Styles and a work by young talented composer, Nikki Edgar. In addition to this they try to include as many repeat performances of Australian music into their repertoire such as Elena Kats-Chernin, Luke Styles, Mark Isaacs, Ross Edwards and more.
When was the last time you visited Canberra?
We visit Canberra as much as we can! We lived in Canberra for about four years during our studies at the Australian National University
What are you most excited about for your YAH event?
We are excited about discussing our work with new audiences and broadening peoples sound worlds through our Be a Composer! workshop
What was a highlight of 2014 for you in terms of your work?
In addition to high quality concerts around Melbourne, Inventi Ensemble have created an interactive music workshop at the Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre which has become a vital and rewarding project to develop. We are working on starting workshops in other detention centres around Australia.
What’s your favourite  Canberra coffee joint?
We love coming back to Canberra favourites like Gus’ or Essen!