10 - 23 August 2019
Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Bill Henson Photography, Cinematography, Editing
Paul Healy Sound Design
Australian Chamber Orchestra
With music including Britten’s Corpus Christi, R.E.M.’s I’ve Been High and Pēteris Vasks' sublime violin concerto Distant Light, featuring Richard Tognetti as soloist.
Our 2005 collaboration with artist Bill Henson, Luminous, was a ground-breaking, cross-genre musical and visual feast. Celebrating 10 years since our last performance of Luminous, we’re bringing it back, revived and refreshed, with brand new imagery, updated repertoire and guest vocals from indie Israeli-Australian singer-songwriter Lior.
Henson’s haunting, dramatic photography remains the visual focus. His night-time urban landscapes and moody explorations of sensuality – twilight zones between day and night, male and female, youth and adulthood, urban and rural settings – form the background to a meditative soundscape.
This revival features new imagery and music spanning Britten and Janáček to R.E.M., and the centrepiece is Pēteris Vasks’ pensive violin concerto, Distant Light. Nostalgic, melancholic, at times manic and beautifully evocative, Luminous is an arresting, multi-sensory journey.
This performance is part of our 2019 Season, and is available to purchase via the 'Buy Tickets' box above.
The concert can also be purchased at a reduced rate as part of a Flexi-pack, which offers savings of up to 25% when building a custom package of three or more concerts. Use the links below to start building your Flexi-pack today.