May 20

MKW19 Opening night: Duet Live by Tim Shiel

Melbourne Knowledge Weekat Meat Market

North Melbourne, VIC


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Music? Check. Big screen gaming? Yes. A seven piece band with a string quartet? Of course! It’s a not-to-be-missed MKW19 first night electronic extravaganza.

Join the futuristic celebrations with this award-winning interactive gaming and musical experience - Duet Live by electro-musician Tim Shiel. Play the game on the big screen in the Hub against other audience members to the accompaniment of pumping synths and base. Navigate the journey of two orbiting spheres through an increasingly complex maze of falling obstacles - then prepare for mounting tension against your gaming opponent as the difficulty increases and the story unfolds. It is a whole new way to experience music and gaming - and launch this year’s Melbourne Knowledge Week festivities.

Developed by Melbourne indie game studio Kumobius, Duet was released on iOS and Android in 2014 to wide critical acclaim, winning game of the year awards from Apple, The New Yorker and Kotaku, and becoming the App Store charts’ Top 10 game in over 25 countries. Tim Shiel's album-length soundtrack became an instant classic.

Wheelchair accessible, Auslan interpretation on request

Date: Monday 20 May, 7pm - 9pm

Carbon neutral contribution

Melbourne Knowledge Week is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and will be certified carbon neutral for 2019.

This means we will measure the festival’s carbon emissions and implement actions to reduce them. Then we will purchase offsets on your behalf to cover the remaining emissions and achieve carbon neutrality.

Your contribution will go towards a range of offset projects including a reforestation project in NSW and a project which enables Aboriginal communities to reduce emissions through improved land management practices in the Kimberley.

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Meat Market

3 Blackwood St, North Melbourne, VIC, 3051

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