2018 The Suitcase Project


Melissa Main (AKA The Musician’s Accomplice) is seeking expressions of interest from Participants, Collaborators and Patrons ANYWHERE IN AUSTRALIA for an extensive, multi-modal project entitled “SUITCASE”…People of ALL experience levels are welcome!
VISION: Melissa will work with individuals and groups to plan, organise, create, rehearse and perform and/or record original pieces of musical work. The resulting works will be challenging, beautiful, poignant and funny. Each participant will work with Melissa and others to further their skills in music creation, making and/or performing.
The resourcing, timing, logistical and funding details will be decided with participants.
See progress in the Suitcase Diaries. *See comments from collaborators.
Melissa Main is an award-winning songwriter, experienced performer, teacher, coach and facilitator. She is keen to hit the road in 2018 with her dog Tilly and make original musical art with interesting people as an artist in residence.

Some of Melissa’s previous collaborative and facilitative projects include:

“Melissa Main and the FU Betties” Melbourne Fringe Festival Project (A sellout Fringe show with former Singing For the Terrified students)

“Kick the Bucket” Death Folk Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe (A sellout Fringe show with collaborator Nicola Bell) http://www.smh.com.au/video/video-entertainment/video-music/melissa-main-and-nicola-bell-performs-kick-the-bucket-20150909-42i9l.html

“Feminista Vocal Club Project” (A multi-modal, multi-generational show and historical protest-song honour project) https://www.facebook.com/events/675228202542558/?active_tab=discussion

“Jam Fancy Music Camp” (An inclusive facilitated live music making space for Burning Seed Festival)

Ain’t Dead Yet Music Camps (inclusive, individualised, play-based learning musical experiences).