STEP INTO A SCENE OF LIVE MUSIC, REIMAGINED.
Swell is an experience that merges live music and immersive art together - into unconventional spaces - creating a rare intimacy that compels us to bond. It investigates the universal power of live music to connect us to others, self, spirit and place.
The project is independently made by an ever evolving community of artists and creatives led by Artistic Director Janenne Willis.
Since 2014, Swell has been seen inside secret rooms in the Carlton Club, the basement of the derelict former Royal Women’s Hospital (both as part of Melbourne Music Week), in an abandoned military fort on the cliff’s edge at Point Nepean and across all five levels of iconic live music institution, The Espy.
This November 2019, we’re taking it to the streets of Melbourne. For the very first time, the show will be free to the people in celebration of Melbourne Music Week’s 10 Year Anniversary. Rest assured, exploring a labyrinth of music and art infused city wide streets will be suitably weird and wonderful.
What people have said about Swell
“Seriously incredible how it makes you feel interacting that close with the artists”
“Truly an achievement in the arts. I’ll never forget it.”
“Loved the social interaction between the rooms and the diverse eclectic spaces and sounds.”
“Sweaty and sensory loaded experience"
“Man, we were both SO moved. Insanely so. It was incredible.”
“So good! Beg, borrow or steal to get tix to this show.”
"I feel transformed.”
“Unusual and thrilling.”
Back of house, Carlton Club
Basement, abandoned Royal Women’s Hospital
Remote national park, Fort Nepean
Live music institution, The Espy