MPavilion (24 01 24)



Queen Victoria Gardens
Opposite National Gallery of Victoria View map

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Queen Victoria Gardens
Courtesy of the collaborator

Come experience the MPavilion being magically brought to life with a shimmering, sci-fi chamber music performance. See live music transformed into vibrations that ripple through the water’s surface and shifting patterns of light that reflect across the water and walls of the structure.

The music will be sparse, ambient and ethereal. A dynamic composition written specifically for the occasion, the music will traverse gentle, contemplative passages; intense surges; and startling disruptions. Created with electric guitar and modular synthesiser, output from both instruments will be sent to devices that convert the sound to vibrations. Placed in the water, these devices will create ripples and waves that respond immediately and sensitively to the sound, while light reflecting off the pools surface and onto the walls will create a mesmerising, immersive, intimate and meditative cross-sensory experience that responds to the unfolding musical score.



Byron Meyer is a musician working with electric guitar and percussion. He is one half of the band Water Signs, and also maintains a solo ambient practice that is specifically interested in drone, altered states and experimental intersections of music, space and soma. He has a specific focus on responsive live performance, ‘happenings’ and context attuned interactions. His approach to exploring the possibilities of electronic augmentation seeks to foreground the haptic creation of sound directly connected with the body and the audience’s immediate perceptions. He is also a practising architect, and has worked on several installations for festivals that integrate audio-visual elements. Visit Website

The OFFICE of CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY and ARCHITECTURE (OCTA) is a non-traditional architectural practice whose work includes residential and workplace projects, exhibition and furniture design, and installations and public art. An ongoing focus of OCTA’s work is the relationship architecture has to society and contemporary life. The practice understands sustainability as a far-reaching paradigm with consequences for architecture beyond the invention of new technologies and materials. OCTA is currently researching pre-modern approaches to building practices in the pursuit of an architecture of temporality and environmental flux. OCTA was an invited participant and finalist in the 2023 NGV Architecture Commission. Visit Website

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which MPavilion stands. We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present – and recognise they have been creating, telling stories and caring for Country for thousands of generations.

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