Ngaiire at Nocturnal
The October edition of Melbourne Museum’s monthly adults-only Nocturnal party is a celebration of “power” in all its forms. The after-dark live music event will host Australian artists Ngaiire, Electric Fields, Black Tree and Christopher Port (DJ set) on October 5.
The electronic R‘n’B of headliner Ngaiire draws on experiences of place. Papua New Guinea-born Ngaiire grew up in a small city on New Zealand’s North Island before relocating to Australia. Now based in Sydney, she’s become one of Australia’s most commanding performers and has appeared at Glastonbury Festival and Tasmania’s Mona Foma.
Ngaiire will be joined by an array of club-friendly names: dance duo Electric Fields, whose heavily percussive soul/pop shone during sets at this year’s Commonwealth Games and Sydney’s VIVID festival; the ethereal, uplifting alt-pop of Black Tree; and a dance-floor-ready DJ set from Christopher Port should shake the bones of the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) residing inside the museum’s entrance.
There will also be talks, presentations and museum tours with curators during the evening that focus on power in nature and society – from science staff talking through power in the invertebrate world, to a tour of the First Peoples exhibition led by Yorta Yorta woman Kimberley Moulton.
There will also be a world record attempt on the night – the largest ever display of toy pinwheels. Fancy. Grab a pink pinwheel and etch your name in history.
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