March 9 - May 7, 2021
Curator: Dr Heather Gaunt
Curatorial Assistant: Dr Sarah Kirby
Multivocal celebrates the creation, performance and experience of music at the University of Melbourne, past and present. Showcasing the cultural collections of the University that focus on music in its many forms, the objects in the exhibition provide a platform for contemporary responses to a long history of musical activity in this place, in the form of new commissions and performance-based events. This exhibition ranges across a spectrum of engagement in music, including academically-driven formal musical education in performance, therapy, research and innovative compositional practice, to student-led musical societies, and encompassing musical traditions and contemporary practice across Indigenous and international music. Multivocal opens windows onto the great diversity of ways in which music has enriched the lives of people in the University community and beyond.