Invenio launch their second album, Clarion/Whisper. Composed for the 16-voice Invenio ensemble, Gian Slater’s song cycle – Clarion/Whisper – explores text and song-form with an urgent, dynamic intensity that throws itself between minimalist unison and 8-part layered complexity; hushed text and extended pop exultation; clarion call and delicate whisper.
Slater’s innovative approach to the composition and arrangement of this music redefines the possibilities and parameters of a cappella song, using a more orchestral approach to colour, harmony and texture, with an improvisational approach to the vocal techniques, forms and blend.
Albums available for $25 each or 2 for $40. Support act: Andrea Keller – SOLO PIANO
Images: Invenio Image credits, Prue Lester Photography.