BRISBANE indie quintet Topology have announced their 2020 Launchpad Mentorship Program for emerging composers, as they continue their virtual Musica Viva In Schools performances to primary school children.
Topology is Australia's foremost innovator of contemporary music with a unique approach to collaborations, cross genre creative projects and mentorship of young composers and artists. Led cooperatively by principal artists, co-artistic directors John Babbage and Dr Robert Davidson, Topology has worked with more than 23 arts companies, dozens of emerging composers and premiered more than 600 original works.
This year's Launchpad composition participants each expressed an interest in choral works. Redlands composer and conductor, Isabella Gerometta was chose to be a mentor with the program.
Isabella has prepared and directed choruses for a number of events with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and worked alongside internationally recognised conductors.
She has also co-directed a number of concerts for The Australian Voices, including Everyday Requiem in collaboration with Expressions Dance Company in 2018.
Topology Creative Director, Christa Powell said Topology believed everyone was creative.
"Through Launchpad we are able to provide a tailored and one-on-one year-round mentorship program to nurture and empower emerging composers regardless of their age, place and background.
"We are thrilled to have Isabella guiding our three 2020 participants who will also gain knowledge from inhouse Topology composers Dr Robert Davidson and John Babbage and Topology industry professionals Melanie Doheny and Gabby Gregory throughout the year-round program," she said.
Musica Viva In Schools has taken its program completely online to support schools during COVID- 19 and beyond. Topology participates in this program providing online performances and teaching resources to Central Queensland and Northern New South Wales primary classrooms.