TOGNETTI (real. Grandage) Heart of the Black Beast
TOGNETTI (orch. Grandage/Tognetti) Bathymetry
TOGNETTI / GRANDAGE Beyond
RAMEAU Les Boréades: Entr’acte, Suite des Vents
CRUMB Black Angel: Night of the Electric Insects
BACH (arr. Tognetti) Sonata No 1, BWV1001: Fugue in G minor
GRANDAGE / ATKINS Immutable
PIGRAM (arr. Grandage) Being
A PIGRAM / S PIGRAM / WASILIEV (arr. Grandage) Mimi
ALICE IN CHAINS (arr. Tognetti) Them Bones
CRUMB Black Angels: God- Music
DEAN Electric Preludes: Peripeteia
SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. Barshai) Chamber Symphony, Op 110a: Allegro
SEEGER (arr. Tognetti) Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
BEETHOVEN String Quartet in B flat Major, Op 130: Cavatina
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
Sowry Director & Producer
Director of Photography
Hynd Director of Surfing
Pigram Voice & Guitar
Satu Vänskä Violin & Voice
Julian Thompson Cello
Brian Ritchie Acoustic Bass Guitar
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.
Immerse yourself in Jon Frank's images of the ocean, the world's best
fin-free surfers, the arid desert landscape and the starry sky, as an incredible array
of music swirls around you. It alters your perception of a classical music concert
through the prism of a transcendental surf film. You'll never forget it.
Read notes from Richard Tognetti, Jon Frank, Iain Grandage, Mick Sowry and Derek
Hynd in the program for the 2012 performances of The Reef
The Reef program
The Age, Melbourne
"This project continues Tognetti’s evolving interest in combining film
and music offering “the possibility of hearing more in images and seeing further
We are much the richer."
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"The ACO and Tognetti deserve all the plaudits they get for sheer inventiveness
in programming, as well as the accomplished way in which it was realised."
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"Just wanted to
drop ACO a line to say that The Reef (attended in Brisbane this evening) was totally
brilliant. Truly genius all round. And special thanks to Julian Thompson for the Crumb
… oh … my …." - L. Keough (subscriber)
"The Reef, was a brilliant metaphor inspiring a naturalistic dream-response
to adventurous surfing and ecological discovery." - M. T. Low
"Still in a dream after The Reef concert on Monday evening. Exquisite match
of music moods and imagery. I took an expat Australian living in Austria to the "concert".
He said that after the stolidness of conservative Europe, this was a breath of fresh
air, and could only happen in Australia!" - ACO Subscriber