Ariel Valent is a Melbourne-based filmmaker, composer, and
multi-instrumentalist. His most recent film endeavour was the comedy Superheroes in
Marketing (2002, col. Alexander/Valent/Wulia/Vickery), which was nominated for 4 awards in the 15/15 Film
He has composed and performed extensively for theatre and film, including
soundtrack credits for the short film A Brief Exchange (2001, dir. Dailan Evans), the TV pilot Eagle and Evans
(2000, dir. Craig Eagle & Dailan Evans), the stage show In Denial (2000, Jo Stanley and Jode J Hill),
Song For a Siren (awarded Best Cabaret, 1998 Melbourne Fringe) and the cult short film Deep Shit
(1995, dir. Morgan Evans). He plays vibraphone, piano, piano accordion and
percussion, and has played with funk band Hot Pudding, African music acts Adzohu, the World Rhythm
Ensemble and Valanga Khoza, and the drum and dance company Colours of Pulse.
His current live project is Invention in Time, a percussion duo featuring
marimba and vibraphone, which specialises in creating intricate
soundscape compositions that encapsulate the listener. In 2001, the duo toured six countried in Europe. In Melbourne, they are favourites at the Boite World Music Cafe.