MMusic Bakehouse sessions: Secret rehearsal
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 12.00pm–3.00pm
Make It Up Club. Photo by Keelan O'Hehir
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.
This secret rehearsal is brought to us by the Make It Up Club.
The Make It Up Club (MIUC) nurtures, presents and promotes avant-garde improvised music and sound performance of the highest conceptual and performative standards—regardless of idiom, genre or instrumentation. MIUC gives priority to projects that challenge the boundaries of current musical trends, culminating every Tuesday in a night of improvised performance at Bar Open.
In this special secret rehearsal, Make It Up Club brings to MPavilion 2017 four legendary performers—Ernie Althoff, Nat Grant, Robbie Avenaim and Maria Moles—sure to provide an unparalleled soundtrack to your Thursday afternoon.
Confirmed dates for further Bakehouse sessions are as follows (artists TBA):
Friday 1 December, 12–3pm
Saturday 9 December, 5–8pm
Thursday 14 December, 12–3pm
Tuesday 19 December, 5–8pm
Sunday 7 January, 2–5pm
Thursday 11 January, 5–8pm
Monday 15 January, 12–3pm
Friday 19 January, 2–5pm [Cancelled]
Monday 22 January, 12–3pm
Thursday 25 January, 6–8pm
Wednesday 31 January, 12–3pm
This event is proudly supported by Yamaha Music Australia