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Melbourne Music Week's full program revealed

Melbourne Music Week's full program revealed

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Melbourne Music Week has become an integral part of the city's vibrant cultural activity, attracting musicians and music fans from around the state as well as interstate and international visitors.

The annual Melbourne Music Week (MMW) again features some of the event's popular attractions, including the Live Music Safari, while acts including You Am I, Melbourne's own Clowns, and Gareth Liddiard will feature across nine days from November 16-24.

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The official hub of this year's MMW will be the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and other live hotspots will include the NGV Great Hall, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, MPavillion, Meat Market and Flemington Bowls Club.

The immersive, innova tive Dark Space Project at The Toff in Swanston Street will encourage your mind, in pitch black, to focus solely on the soundscape of modular synthesisers, loops, guitars, drums, bass and violin. It's one of many oppotunities to experience something off-beat at this year's MMW.

Sound and sight will be explored via the Cinemix series at ACMI when Mikey Young provides a live score for Alena Lodkina’s debut feature film Strange Colours.

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Free panels and discussions as part of the MMW: Talks program include ethics in music journalism, Melbourne’s night-time economy, sound healing and music therapy, connecting to the Chinese music market, how to run inclusive music events and more.

Clowns have been added to the Melbourne Music Week program,. The full MMW program is now available.

Clowns have been added to the Melbourne Music Week program,. The full MMW program is now available.

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You Am I's Melbourne Town Hall performance will feature the historic Grand Organ, an instrument that uses 90,000 cubic feet of air a minute. Joining You Am I on Sunday, November 18, will be Gareth Liddiard and Clowns.

Other events include Nadia Rose, Jeff Mills, the Heaps Gay Reverie featuring Kira Puru on opening night, Ainslie Wills with Great Ray and Angie Mcmahon at ACMI, and the Sunday night special at ACMI with Rival Consoles (Ryan lee West) plus Leon Vynehall and Kate Miller.

A free night of live music will be rolled out for the the annual Live Music Safari at participating venues, including Cherry Bar, Max Watts, Loop Bar, Section 8, the Toff, John Curtin Hotel and more.

You Am I will make their Melbourne Music Week de   but at Melbourne Town Hall.

You Am I will make their Melbourne Music Week debut at Melbourne Town Hall.

Photo: James Brickwood JSB

The Age Music Victoria Awards will again be held during MMW, celebrating Melbourne's status as one of the world’s premiere live music cities.

For the full program visit melbourne.vic.gov.au/mmw

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Martin Boulton

Martin Boulton is editor of EG at The Age and Shortlist at the Sydney Morning Herald.

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