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Musica Surfica

Musica Surfica
$ 40.00


Mick Sowry Writer and Director
Simon Whitney, Richard Keddie Producers
Ann Carter Editor
Tony Brennan Director of Photography
Jon Frank Water-based Cinematography

Musicians on the CD:
Richard Tognetti Director and Violin
Helena Rathbone Violin
Satu Vänskä Violin
Julian Thompson Cello
Danny Spooner Voice
Mike Kerin Fiddle
Joseph Tawadros Oud
James Tadadros Percussion


Musica Surfica is a documentary that follows one man's creative journey. Richard Tognetti is a world-renowned violinist and a life-long surfer. He teams up with surfing virtuoso Derek Hynd to bring together a unique gathering of classical musicians and top surfers on remote King Island, as they explore new boundaries in experimental surfing, riding surfboard without fins. It's an experiment that demands fresh thinking, or ancient methods to keep control... with an imperative to take risks in order to explore and develop new ideas... in surfing, music and in life. The documentary features surfers riding radically-designed unfinned surfboards and traditional boards based on 300-year old Hawaiian designs, including a massive 16 foot Alaia.

The soundtrack features performances by Richard Tognetti and the ACO.

The DVD includes: Musica Surfica documentary (50 minutes) plus bonus CD soundtrack and special features:
Director’s commentary
Finless and Finned extra footage
Reshaping of Boards
Mat-Riding extra and
Musical Extras with Richard Tognetti

Best Feature: New York Surf Film Festival
Best Adventure Film: San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
Best Film and Best Soundtrack: Festival de Surf St Jean de Luz, France
Best Film: Wavescape/Durban Film Festival, South Africa
Best Film: Brasil FestivAlma Surf

Track Listing

CD Track

Title Time
1 The Seal Song 05:08
2 The Cuckold 03:46
3 PAGANINI Caprice No.5 02:19
4 PRAETORIUS How a rose e're blooming & FRISEN Pizzicato Etude 02:56
5 The Hangman's Reel 03:02
6 BACH Largo from the Double Violin Concerto 06:27
7 TAWADROS Existence 09:16
8 PAGANINI Caprice No.24 10:26