The Reef22 February - 4 March 2013
Arrangements by Tognetti and Grandage
Footage by Mick Sowry and Jon Frank projected onto a big screen on stage.
Concept by Richard Tognetti.
Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Mick Sowry Director & Producer
Jon Frank Director of Photography
Derek Hynd Director of Surfing
Mark Atkins Didgeridoo
Stephen Pigram Voice & Guitar
Satu Vänskä Violin & Voice
Julian Thompson Cello
Craig Johnston Voice
Brian Ritchie Acoustic Bass Guitar
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In May 2012, Richard Tognetti took a crew of surfers, musicians and film makers to Ningaloo Reef, where the desert meets the sea. They spent two unforgettable weeks surfing, making music and filming and the result is The Reef.
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"This project continues Tognetti’s evolving interest in combining film and music offering “the possibility of hearing more in images and seeing further..."
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In the press: Reflections on Gallipoli
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Timothy Calnin on ‘Reflections on Gallipoli’
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Reflections on Gallipoli: Behind-the-scenes
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Nigel Jamieson on ‘Reflections on Gallipoli’
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Reflections on Gallipoli: Fair Enemies
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Reflections on Gallipoli: Frederick Septimus Kelly
Frederick Septimus Kelly was born in Sydney, Australia, into a well-to-do family, but moved to England when he was just 12. A natural sportsman, and especially oarsman, he won a Gold Medal for England in rowing at the 1908 London … Continue reading
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Reflections on Gallipoli: The Lark Ascending
The Lark Ascending was sketched just before Vaughan Williams left for active service in the First World War. (By some accounts, he composed the piece as he watched troops embark for France.) The experience of serving seems only to have heightened … Continue reading
Guest stars: Reflections on Gallipoli
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