Listening Party #1 Praeludium y Fuga Album Launch by Benjamin Skepper with DJ JNett + Jimmy James
with pre listening party sounds curated by Dj JNETT + friends
Session 1: Entry 430pm for a 5pm START ending at 6pm
Session 2: Entry 630pm for a 7pm START ending at 8pm
+ After Party kick-ons from 8pm until late ... special guests TBA!
NOTE: Doors will be closed once the listening experience starts, noting this is not a live show.
TICKETS: 120 + bf
The experience includes a signed copy of the Limited Edition 12” vinyl fresh off the press (vinyl cost retails for 100)
+ two signature Music Room cocktails inspired by SIDE A + B of the album (alcoholic + non-alcoholic)
+ a deep listening experience of the album in one of Melbourne's premiere listening spaces
TICKET ALLOCATION: 40 tickets per session (seated)
A SIMPLE GUIDE TO YOUR DEEP LISTENING EXPERIENCE:
Enter Music Room Melbourne. Sip on your first signature cocktail. Sit down. Get comfortable. Absorb your surroundings. Connect to your body. Breathe, reflect, prepare to let the music transport you.
Music Room is a sound-proof listening cocoon inspired by dedicated vinyl bars found throughout Japan and Europe. The aim is high-fidelity listening in a place of exceptional design with a killer bar. Sensual and warm, sophisticated and welcoming.
A LITTLE ABOUT BENJAMIN SKEPPER
Melbourne/Naarm-born Benjamin Skepper is a classically trained musician, artist, cultural producer, and creative director who lives at the meeting point of art, science, fashion, modern classical and the avant-garde.
Performed to sell out audiences at the Moscow Conservatory, the Melbourne Recital Centre, and remixed for performance at the Sydney Festival 2024, Praeludium y Fuga was masterfully recorded LIVE in 2019 at Rachmaninov Hall, and is Skepper’s 4th limited edition 12” art-music release via his label contrapuntal (500 copies, contrapuntal 006). View the Catalog
The liner notes include words about the genesis of this remarkable 8 year project.
"I consider the rich history of music, not only through the Western canon in which I am formally trained, but as a reflection of all the world’s cultures, with a deep knowing that all music possesses an inherent capacity to touch the soul, connect communities, and transform our human experience.
.... the global consumption of records has exploded, alongside new music streaming services, as technology transforms the way we listen to music forever. I am pleased that music lovers have rediscovered the value of records, not only as a supreme media source for deep and engaged listening, but also as an album is a story intended to be appreciated in its entirety."
Watch the Music Video
THE VISUAL ARTWORK COLLABORATION: MATTHEW JOHNSON
The artwork design for each of Skepper's albums is a deep collaboration with a fine artist, who engages with sound and music as a critical part of their own creative practice. For this album, Matthew Johnson has responded with a stunning painting reflecting the visual abstraction of the sonic palette of Praeludium y Fuga, and a culmination of a two decade long friendship between the artists. Signed limited edition prints will be available at the event.
We look forward to welcoming you to this truly multi sensory experience.