Chris George, Invert's founder and one of its composers, began his musical studies at age 15, when he took up the electric bass guitar. In 1982, he enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he focused on performance and composition. While attending Berklee, Chris joined the popular rock group Boys Life performing in the most reputable clubs around the city and touring through parts of the United States. The group shared bills with some of alternative rock's greatest bands, including The Ramones, John Cale, The Jam, and The Violent Femmes.
In 1985, Chris formed his own group, Drumming on Glass, playing bass and writing most of the songs. During this time his interest in Eastern music led him to take up the sitar and begin studying Indian classical music with sitarist Michael Segal, a student of one of Ravi Shankar's disciples. Chris quickly integrated the sitar into D.O.G.'s sound. Throughout the 1980s, D.O.G. played regularly in local Boston clubs and toured through parts of the United States. They released a 7" single and two full length LPs/CD's on Aurora Records, produced by Lou Giordano (Mission of Burma, Bob Mould). Their song "All The Colors" charted on CMJ's top 100.
From 1993 to 1994, Chris joined forces with two members of The Cavedogs (Capital Records recording artists) to form Merang. Meanwhile, beginning in January of 1992, Chris had begun studying the cello. Over the next two years, while taking private lessons with Ben Meyers and attending master classes at the New England Conservatory of Music taught by world renowned cellist Colin Carr, Chris began to feel an ever greater pull towards chamber music and the greater challenges the cello had to offer.
In 1994, Chris moved to New York City and decided to focus exclusively on the cello. He attended a chamber music program at Mannes School of Music and performed in various chamber group settings. He then spent several years studying privately with Maxine Neuman, a renowned cello soloist and orchestral performer, who tutored him in cello technique and the art of composition.
After accumulating a backlog of original compositions scored for multiple cellos, Chris began seeking other string players in order to perform and record this music. In the fall of 1998 he teamed up with another ex-Bostonian bassist-turned-cellist, Steve Berson. With the addition of violinist Helen Yee followed by violist Asha Mevlana in 1999, Invert was formed.
Recently, Chris wrote and recorded string arrangements for Guided By Voices founder Robert Pollard's 2007 release, "Silverfish Trivia."