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Australian Chamber Orchestra

The Reef

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
ACO2

Track Listing

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 

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