An Otherwise Quiet Room is a Melbourne-based video series placing artists (songwriters) in local social spaces, creating shared moments where artists, venue managers, and the host can swap songs and stories in an intimate and relaxed setting.

Episodes feature interviews and duets between the featured songwriter and host / creator Mandy Connell. Mandy and her guest duet on one of her songs, a song by her guest, and a song by an independent artist, chosen by the guest. Each video also features a chat with the owner or manager of the social space hosting the performance.

No audience is invited for the filming, but the end viewer is granted a window into the intimate space of an “Otherwise Quiet Room”.

We wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country where these videos are filmed and to pay respect to the Elders both past and present. We have been mindful of including performers from diverse backgrounds, and are aware that there is room for more development.