MMusic Bakehouse sessions: Secret rehearsal
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 12.00pm–3.00pm
Jonnine Standish (HTRK)
Since its humble beginnings down a bluestone lane in North Fitzroy, Bakehouse Studios’ award-winning spaces—now located on Hoddle Street—have been at the heart of Melbourne’s music scene for over 25 years. Each week, around 400 musicians pass through Bakehouse Studios, from solo artists and kids having their first jams to international touring artists. (Among the names of those who have graced the rehearsal rooms are Australian legends like Missy Higgins, Olivia Newton-John, The Cat Empire, Vance Joy, The Saints and The Drones, not to mention international acts as diverse as Tool, Beck, Ed Sheeran, the MC5, Cat Power, The Smashing Pumpkins and Judas Priest.)
This year, MPavilion is proud to partner with Bakehouse Studios to open up Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA’s amphitheatre-style structure to some of the most exciting emerging and established musical acts in Bakehouse’s little black book. Between October 2017 and February 2018, MPavilion will periodically transform into an extension of Bakehouse’s iconic studios, bringing a series of public rehearsals and secret shows to the Queen Victoria Gardens in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Visitors to MPavilion will be treated to a special behind-the-scenes look at the construction of songs, the pre-production process for a recording or a full-blown dress rehearsal.
Stay tuned for full line-up announcements, released only a few days prior to each event.
We’re thrilled to report that joining us for the final Bakehouse Sessions: Secret rehearsal in this series is Jonnine Standish of HTRK fame.
An acclaimed musician and art director, Jonnine is not only known as one-half of lauded minimal electronic duo HTRK, but also as the current creative director for Melbourne Fashion Week. Formed in Melbourne in 2003 as a trio with vocalist Jonnine, bassist Sean Stewart (d. 2010) and guitarist Nigel Yang, after six years in London HTRK—now the duo of Standish and Yang—returned to Australia in 2012. Together they have produced three critically acclaimed studio albums for electronic labels Ghostly International and Blast First Petite. Jonnine is currently working on a new HTRK album as well as a debut solo release.
In this special secret rehearsal, Jonnine’s set will bring to MPavilion material from her forthcoming album, fused with a live Gong soundscape by Mona Ruijs of Sound Interventions.
This event is proudly supported by Yamaha Music Australia