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ABC Classics along with Australian Chamber Orchestra are proud to present this remarkable fusion of classical and contemporary music, the disciplines of surfing and musical virtuosity and a marriage of images between one of this country’s most beautiful natural wonders and the exquisite music of some our finest young musicians.
In May 2012, Richard Tognetti took both musicians and surfers to the rugged surf coast and tough desert landscape of northern Western Australia to create a new performance piece at the intersection of music and nature.
Travelling with Tognetti to world heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, making music and surfing with the locals, was a remarkable collection of artists: photographer Jon Frank, director Mick Sowry, composer Iain Grandage, didgeridoo player Mark Atkins, singer Stephen Pigram and the young musicians of ACO2.
Together they have created a performance using music and film to delve into the links between surfing, the ocean, landscape and music.
Richard Tognetti - Artistic Director and Lead Violin
Mick Sowry - Director & Producer
Jon Frank - Director of Photography
Derek Hynd - Director of Surfing
Mark Atkins - Didgeridoo
Stephen Pigram - Voice
Heart of the Black Beast – RICHARD TOGNETTI, arr. IAIN GRANDAGE
Bathymetry - RICHARD TOGNETTI orch. TOGNETTI/GRANDAGE
Beyond - RICHARD TOGNETTI and IAIN GRANDAGE
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - PETE SEEGER, arr. GRANDAGE/TOGNETTI
Suite des Vents, from Les Boréades - JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU
Ramifications - GYÖRGY LIGETI
Threnody I: Night of the Electric Insects, from Black Angels - GEORGE CRUMB
Fugue, from Sonata for Solo Violin, No. 1, BWV1001 - JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Improvisation - MARK ATKINS / RICHARD TOGNETTI / JULIAN THOMPSON
Mimi - STPHEN & ALAN PIGRAM / ALEX WASILEV arr. GRANDAGE
Orawa - WOJCIECH KILAR
Them Bones - ALICE IN CHAINS arr. TOGNETTI
God-music, from Black Angels - GEORGE CRUMB
Peripeteia, from Electric Preludes - BRETT DEAN
Allegro molto from Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a - DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH arr. BARSHAI
Vocalise - SERGEI RACHMANINOFF
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? - PETE SEEGER arr. TOGNETTI
Lament 1 - RICHARD TOGNETTI
Angry Chair - ALICE IN CHAINS arr. TOGNETTI
Lament Reverse - RICHARD TOGNETTI
Cavatina from String Quartet, Op. 130 - LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN arr. TOGNETTI