34 Little Collins Street

Level 7
(access via lifts on Mcilwraith Place)

Wheelchair accessible

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This event is now complete. If you want to revisit the talk, visit our Library, or subscribe to the MPavilion podcast via iTunes, Pocketcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts.

A commission presented by MPavilion, Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Music Week, MERGE is a collaborative project that sees five local music acts respond to—and perform in—five local heritage locations, to majestic effect. The artists chosen for MERGE represent a microcosm of the eclectic musical talent that has made Melbourne a global music hub.

In November, our virtual program saw these artists present a feast for the ears, eyes and mind with Hachiku’s dreamy pop sounds in the opulent Como House and the cuttingly honest voice of IJALE echoing through the vibrant Australian Tapestry Workshop. Meanwhile, Mara Schwerdtfeger’s hypnotic viola solo floats amongst the panoramic walls of the Villa Alba, while the ambient soundscapes of The Opals reverberate through the 130-year-old Solidarity Hall at Victorian Trades Hall Council. Across the moody hallways of Trades, the bombastic Shelly Senbei pulsates throughout the 1880’s splendour of the Old Council Chamber.

Now in 2021, these musicians bring you a live performance of their new musical work as part of MPavilion 2020’s expanded program and Melbourne Music Week, live at MPavilion.

MERGE is presented by MPavilion, Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Music Week. Supported by Victorian Trades Hall Council, National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and Australian Tapestry Workshop. With thanks to RMIT University Bachelor of Fashion. 

To see the virtual performances, go to our MERGE in November page here.

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*This event was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday 13 February.