Jessi Harvey’s goal is to inspire curiosity about nature through music incorporating humor, surprise and variation. They hope the curiosity and joy expressed through their music inspires the listener to be more inquisitive and aware of the world around them. Their time at Denver Botanic Gardens will be used to engage with the Gardens’ experts and create a composition that explores local flora lifecycles and natural phenomena throughout Colorado.
About the Artist
Jessi Harvey is a Montana-born composer and teacher. Their works are based in nature, social curiosity and humor. Harvey’s work "by the nature of our conversation" won first place at the 2020 Darkwater Womxn in Music Festival. They have worked with several music organizations including, Opera Elect, the Art Song Collaborative Project, and the performance group Strange Interlude. Their work has been featured nationally and they were a selected composer at Unheard-of//Ensemble’s Collaborative Composition Initiative and held a position as a resident artist at the Rensing Center, South Carolina.