Melbourne’s Inventi Ensemble has established itself as much for its community focus – workshopping in immigration detention centres and playing in aged care homes – as for its low-cost concerts. Under artistic co-directors, oboist Ben Opie and flutist Melissa Doecke, the group has produced an impressive discography since 2014. When the Melbourne lockdown hit last year they “stepped forward to create” – both music and work for fellow musicians – recording two albums at Monash University over three days. The second of them, Women Of The Earth , features four works by two female Melbourne composers, Melody Eötvös and Caerwen Martin, and captures the joys and challenges of communicating in times of isolation.

Women of the Earth

Two of the works were commissioned as...