Fantastic Planet

Sponsored by Mark Kernan
Co-Sponsored by Bill Stutts & Susan Campbell


Fantastic Planet with Original Live Score

Alt-classical favorites Invoke return to the Austin Chamber Music Festival for the second annual collaboration with AFS Cinema and the ACMC Workshop. The quartet will perform an original live score to the highly acclaimed Fantastic Planet, a 1973 French animated science fiction film by René Laloux.

Nick Montopoli, violin/banjo
Zach Matteson, violin
Karl Mitze, viola
Geoff Manyin, cello


Described by one pretty important radio guy as “not classical…but not not classical” (SiriusXM), Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental band’s other not-nots encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. Invoke weaves all of these styles together to create truly individual music, written by and for the group. Equally at home in a collaborative setting, Invoke has performed with musicians from widely varying genres, from the Ensō Quartet, to chamber rock powerhouse San Fermin, to beatboxer/rapper/spoons virtuoso Christylez Bacon. Invoke’s two albums Souls in the Mud and Furious Creek both feature original works composed by and for the group, plus the quartet has also performed and recorded numerous world premieres. Invoke believes in championing diverse American voices, including their ongoing commissioning project American Postcards, which asks composers to pick a time and place in American history and tell its story through Invoke’s unique artistry.

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