Listening Party #1 Praeludium y Fuga Album Launch 2023

Listening Party #1
Praeludium y Fuga
Album Launch by Benjamin Skepper
with DJ JNett + Jimmy James

Sun 19 November 2023
Music Room
HER Melbourne


Benjamin Skepper + contrapuntal present

LISTENING PARTY #1: Praeludium y Fuga Album Launch @ Music Room, HER Melbourne

with pre listening party sounds curated by Dj JNETT + friends

Session 1: Entry 430pm for a 5pm START ending at 6pm

Session 2: Entry 630pm for a 7pm START ending at 8pm

+ After Party kick-ons from 8pm until late … special guests TBA!

NOTE: Doors will be closed once the listening experience starts, noting this is not a live show

TICKETS: 120 + bf

The experience includes a signed copy of the Limited Edition 12” vinyl fresh off the press
+ a signature Music Room cocktail inspired by the album (alcoholic + non-alcoholic)
+ a deep listening experience of the album in one of Melbourne’s premiere listening spaces

TICKET ALLOCATION: 40 tickets per session (seated)



Enter Music Room Melbourne. Sip on your first signature cocktail. Sit down. Get comfortable. Absorb your surroundings. Connect to your body. Breathe, reflect, prepare to let the music transport you.

Music Room is a sound-proof listening cocoon inspired by dedicated vinyl bars found throughout Japan and Europe. The aim is high-fidelity listening in a place of exceptional design with a killer bar. Sensual and warm, sophisticated and welcoming.


Performed to sell out audiences at the Moscow Conservatory and Melbourne Recital Centre, Praeludium y Fuga was masterfully recorded in 2019 at Rachmaninov Hall LIVE, and has been pressed to 12″ vinyl as a limited edition release via contrapuntal (500 copies, contrapuntal 006). View the Catalog

The liner notes include artist notes about the genesis of this 8 year project.


“I consider the rich history of music, not only through the Western canon in which I am formally trained, but as a reflection of all the world’s cultures, with a deep knowing that all music possesses an inherent capacity to touch the soul, connect communities, and transform our human experience.

….  the global consumption of records has exploded, alongside new music streaming services, as technology transforms the way we listen to music forever. I am pleased that music lovers have rediscovered the value of records, not only as a supreme media source for deep and engaged listening, but also as an album is a story intended to be appreciated in its entirety.”

Watch the Music Video


The artwork design for each of Skepper’s albums is a deep collaboration with a fine artist, who engage with sound and music in their own creative practice. The artwork painted by the inimitable Matthew Johnson is a culmination of a two decade long friendship between the artists, and a beautiful visual abstraction of the sonic palette that is Praeludium y Fuga.

We look forward to welcoming you to this very special multi sensory experience.