She was meant to represent Australia at Rotterdam in 2020. But SBS gave her the golden ticket to represent the antipodean island continent in Rotterdam, 2021. But before preparations can happen for that, she’s still actively involved in other projects. At home and abroad, or even directly in your house.
Because that’s precisely where she will be. On your laptops, TVs, phones and tablets as she will be involved in Make Music Day celebrations on 21st June. An easy day to remember as that will be the day after the Summer Solstice in Europe and the Winter Solstice in native Australia.
How To Watch.
Montaigne will be on the Art Gallery Of New South Wales for approximately 20 minutes. So expect to hear her Eurovision entry that never was “Don’t Break Me” among other songs in her back catalogue such as “For Your Love”, “I’m A Fantastic Wreck” or her newer songs such as “Ready”. In order to watch her you must book your place by clicking “going”. When you do so, they will send you a link for her performance five minutes before so at 7:25pm, Australian time.
She will be performing in front of a painting “Cosmos – A Life Of Fire” by Australian artist Lindy Lee. So it’ll be a perfect fusion of Australian art and culture. This performance is also in collaboration with the #TogetherInArt celebrations that will include fellow songstress Delta Goodrem.
What will be included in the Make Music Day celebrations?
- Live From Home Challenge: Record a musical performance at home on June 21, and tag three friends to challenge them to respond with their own performances.
- Online Music Lessons: Teachers around the world will be offering free, online lessons for a variety of instruments on June 21.
- Street Studios: Be part of a completely improvised music creation session. Record any sound or musical material on June 21st and upload it to one of the “Street Studio” producers, then watch the producer’s livestream as they incorporate it into a musical track created on the spot, using only the submitted materials.
- Bands Undercover: Individuals or bands sign up to cover each other’s original music, and live stream their performances to each other in a unique musical exchange on June 21.
- Young Composers Contest: Composers between the ages of 13-21 are invited to submit short, original compositions for choir by June 1st. A panel of renowned composers will give their feedback on all entries, and will select one winning piece to release on June 21 to the world in a professional performance.
- Global Livestream: a day-long video stream on June 21 will show the rich diversity of live Make Music Day events around the world.
Will you be tuning in to see Montaigne? Will you be tuning in for other reasons? If you are we’ll love to hear from you! Comment below and get in touch with us on @escxtra on all platforms.