Live Music in the Tunnels of Fort Nepean
The labyrinthine tunnels of Fort Nepean, the derelict defence bass on the Mornington Peninsula, will be used as a stage for the first time to host multimedia concert experience, Swell.
There are no headliners, support acts or sound checks – the event allows the audience to roam freely through the concrete tunnels with up to five 15-minute live music performances.
Music offerings come from Albrecht La'Brooy, the Melbourne duo bringing jazz inflected synth improvisations.
Through the mechanisms of a typewriter and confessional booth, audience members are encouraged to share their experiences of live music. These stories will be joined by those of local musicians Hayden Calnin, Marty Williams and siblings Larissa and Ryan Tandy; along with 91-year-old local resident Patsy Olle and Bunurong man Dan Turnbull who'll share their decades-old musical tales.
Bryce Grunden will present field recordings highlighting the contrast of the natural world with man-made ephemera in a 24-channel soundscape reverberating through the fort's halls.
Refreshments will be provided by the peninsula’s finest, with contributions from Montalto wines, Commonfolk and Martha’s Table among others.
Swell is on at Fort Nepean, April 22 and 23. Tickets are available for collection from 1pm at Gunners Cottage. The live music history tunnel will open at 2pm followed by the full ticketed event at 3pm-6pm.