Wired for Melbourne sound

From 28 September, NGV Studio will be transformed into a fully functioning recording studio where a specially formed group of Melbourne musicians, named Batman Park, will take over the space to write, record and produce an EP as part of the Wired for Melbourne Sound exhibition.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 28 September 2013 to Sunday 27 October 2013

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Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Tuesday 13 August 2013.
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Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV said: “Melbourne has long been recognised for its diverse independent music scene and a major strength is the relationship between local musicians and visual artists, with many working across both platforms. Wired for Melbourne sound will explore the creativity that exists within the music scene and will provide an insight into this vibrant aspect of the cultural life of Melbourne. ”

Led by Alex Badham from Aleks and the Ramps and Magic Hands, Batman Park will feature talented musicians from Melbourne bands and solo outfits including Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue), Evelyn Morris (Pikelet), Thomas Mendelovits (Milk Teddy), Lachlan Denton (Ocean Party) and Pascal Barbare (Pascal Barbare).

The band will collaborate on the writing, recording and production of an EP and video clips which will be launched as a limited edition compact cassette tape with digital download, with an album cover designed by Rick Milovanovic of Twerps and Boomgates fame.

Beckett Rozentals, Assistant Curator, Australian Art, NGV, and curator of Wired for Melbourne Sound, said in conjunction with the recording studio, there will be an exhibition component focusing on the recent history of Melbourne’s independent music scene including documentary photography and a salon hang of recent vinyl cover art.

Wired for Melbourne sound will be on display from 28 September to 27 October 2013 at NGV Studio, located at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square. Open daily 10am–5pm. Free entry.

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