Check out MPavilion’s MERGE, a quintessentially Melbourne conceptual project

Check out MPavilion’s MERGE, a quintessentially Melbourne conceptual project

Image by Marcelle Bradbeer
Words by Arielle Richards

Where music and architectural design meet.

A slightly different, free event to check out is this MMW is MERGE, the second half of a special collaborative project between MPavilion, Open House Melbourne and MMW, bringing together live music and contemplation on the role that architectural design plays in creating equitable, liveable and communal urban spaces.

The event will see five Melbourne-based artists – composer Mara Schwerdtfeger; multidisciplinary artist collective Shelly Senbei; producer, vocalist and performer IJALE; bedroom pop producer Hachiku; and composer-collective The Opals – performing live at MPavilion.

The tracks they produced are original pieces created in response to iconic landmarks around the city, as per MERGE’s brief.

In the first half of the project, which took place in November, the artists were asked to respond to and perform at the Alba Museum, the Trades Hall, the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Como House & Garden and Solidarity Hall (Trades Hall). You can view those performances online at the Open House Melbourne website.

Completing the hyper-local celebration of the arts, Part One saw the artists dressed in custom-made garments from RMIT’s Bachelor of Fashion Design students.

It’s happening on Saturday February 13. Bookings are essential for this free event, snap up yours here.