The Reef - New York 18 February 2016

Program

RICHARD TOGNETTI Derek and the Far Field Theory
TOGNETTI (real. I. Grandage) Heart of the Black Beast (real. I. Grandage)
TOGNETTI Bathymetry (arr. I. Grandage)
TOGNETTI / GRANDAGE Beyond
SEEGER Where Have All the Flowers Gone (arr. Grandage / Tognetti)
RAMEAU Suite Des Vents from Les Boréades
LIGETI Ramifications
GEORGE CRUMB Night of the Electric Insects from Black Angels
J.S. BACH Fuga from Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001(arr. Tognetti)
IAIN GRANDAGE Immutable
WOJCIECH KILAR Orawa
ALICE IN CHAINS “Them Bones” (arr. Tognetti)
CRUMB God-Music from Black Angels
BRETT DEAN Peripeteia from Electric Preludes
SHOSTAKOVICH Allegro molto from Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a (arr. Barshai)
RACHMANINOFF Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
SEEGER “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” (arr. Grandage / Tognetti)
ALICE IN CHAINS “Angry Chair” (arr. R. Tognetti)
BEETHOVEN Cavatina from String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130
 

 

 

 

Artists

Richard Tognetti Artistic Director & Lead Violin
Mick Sowry Director & Producer
Jon Frank Director of Photography
Derek Hynd Director of Surfing
Iain Grandage Composer
Satu Vänskä Violin & Vocals
Brian Ritchie Guitars

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The Reef hits New York City this February, playing at the 92nd Street Y, as part of their Seeing Music series. The 92Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. So, New Yorkers, immerse yourself in an unforgettable visual and sonic experience of breathtaking imagery from Australia’s Ningaloo Reef and a beautiful score ranging from Bach to Pete Seeger, performed live by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

A crew of surfers, musicians and filmmakers spent two weeks at the Ningaloo Reef, where the desert meets the sea. Their resulting film captures the ocean, the world's best surfers, the arid desert landscape and the starry sky, as an incredible array of music swirls around you. It is an illuminating and thrilling celebration of surfing, the ocean, landscape, film and music melded together.
 
Watch the trailer here and watch a clip from the Reef here.

The Reef5 - 23 July 2012

Program

 

TOGNETTI Heart of The Black Beast, Bathymetry 
TOGNETTI/GRANDAGE Beyond
SEEGER “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”
RAMEAU Les Vents from Les Boreades
LIGETI Ramifications
CRUMB Black Angels (excerpts)
BACH Fugue from Sonata No.1, BWV1001 
GRANDAGE/ATKINS Immutable 
PIGRAM BROTHERS “Raindancing” 
S. PIGRAM “Mimi”  
KILAR Orawa
ALICE IN CHAINS Them Bones, Angry Chair 
DEAN Peripeteia from Electric Preludes
SHOSTAKOVICH Allegro molto from Chamber Symphony, Op.110a
RACHMANINOV Vocalise 
BEETHOVEN Cavatina from String Quartet, Op.130 
Arrangements by Tognetti and Grandage

Artists

Richard Tognetti Artistic Director and Lead Violin
Jon Frank Photographic Images and Footage
Mick Sowry Director
Mark Atkins Didgeridoo
Derek Hynd Surfer
Stephen Pigram Voice
ACO2

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In his most adventurous project to date, Richard Tognetti takes 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, is 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’ll create a performance using music and film to further delve into the links between surfing, the ocean, landscape and music previously illuminated in Musica Surfica and The Glide.

The Reef is a co-production by the ACO and Tura New Music, created at Ningaloo Reef in May 2012. 

To see photos and articles about the making of The Reef, visit the blog. Watch a clip from The Reef at vimeo.com/44705490.

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Reviews

"The Reef strikes bravely into new territory...it opens with a wonderful and unprecedented marriage of surfing to a Tchaikovsky waltz and features a glaci..."

Sydney Morning Herald The Australian