Music Company brings a one time showcase of four distinct artists to the Flat Floor Pavilion at Meat Market in North Melbourne. Although loosely tied, the common thread between all of them can be found within a single, solitary, healing listen. Find yourself a space in these moments on Sunday 11 July 2021.
Each of the artists has worked on a unique performance for this location, exploring the vast space or the Yamaha grand piano within it.
E Fishpool is a Yuin artist based across Budawang and Ngunawal/Ngunnawal/Ngambri Country. The artist maps processes of unlearning and (re)learning identity through sampling sound, dialect and field recordings.
Grace Ferguson is a pianist, composer, sound designer and piano teacher who employs music and sound as a creative device to depict folded meanings, memories and shifting psychological states through a feminine lens. Coalescing composed and improvised material, her performances simultaneously draw from her classical training and significantly depart from it.
Nico Niquo is Nico Callaghan. Since 2015, he has released electronic music with Orange Milk (US) and Daisart (AU), among others, including Music Company. He has an album slated for release later in 2021.
As a percussionist working with electronic and acoustic sounds, R. Rebeiro explores probability as an artistic methodology to enact rhythmic expression. Combining both the use and misuse of instruments, R. Rebeiro exemplifies a musical practice that is simultaneously improvisational and compositional.
We would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the traditional custodians of the land on which this event will take place. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future and acknowledge that the people of this land maintain deep knowledge through oral and musical traditions practiced for many generations. Sovereignty has not been ceded.
We will be donating 5% of ticket sales from this event to Pay the Rent, a grassroots initiative allowing funds to be contributed directly to causes and campaigns with a focus on empowering community and protecting First Nations rights.