Blog / WATCH: Richard Tognetti's 'Hypnosis'

WATCH: Richard Tognetti's 'Hypnosis'

Posted on 9 Feb 2016 by Leo Messias

This preview of The Reef - the Australian Chamber Orchestra's celebration of surfing, film and live music - was filmed later in the day, in Western Australia. Through a flight across the dunes, a discovery and a near dream...

Hypnosis is a new composition by Richard Tognetti for The Reef, with vocals by Satu Vänskä and technical assistance by Joseph Nizeti.



ACO artistic director and lead violin, Richard Tognetti, collaborated with producer/director Mick Sowry and director of photography Jon Frank, to create an evocation of an epic stretch of coastline in the north west of Western Australia. Using a mythic day to symbolise our lives in all their trials and glory, The Reef music consists of twenty one individual compositions, some original, some amongst the greatest works in the classical tradition.

The ACO performs The Reef (Revisited) in Sydney on 12 February before taking off for an USA tour that includes performances in Los Angeles, New York and Richmond, from 16 to 20 February. 

Purchase The Reef DVD from the ACO Shop here 

USA Tour Info


Cinematography: Jon Frank and Edward Saltau
Director and Edit: Mick Sowry
Grading: Edward Saltau
Surfers: Dino Adrian and Jay Davies