A Creative Music Fund commission. A co-production by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Tura New Music, created at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia 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.
“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
2012-2013 Australian Debut
2016 US & Canada (& Australia ‘Revisited’)
The Reef successfully tours the US & Canada to critical acclaim and demand for more performances.
2017 London, UK
The Reef debuts in London at the Barbican Centre to a sold out performance.
THE REEF – PROGRAM (2016)
IAIN GRANDAGE / MARK ATKINS Immutable
PIGRAM (arr. Grandage) Being
PIGRAM / S. PIGRAM (arr. Grandage) Saltwater Cowboy
PIGRAM / S. PIGRAM / WASILIEV (arr. Grandage) Mimi
RICHARD TOGNETTI (real. Grandage) Heart of the Black Beast
RICHARD TOGNETTI Bathymetry
RICHARD TOGNETTI Beyond
GEORGE CRUMB God Music from Black Angels
RAMEAU Suite des Vents from Les Boréades
GEORGE CRUMB Electric Insects from Black Angels
JS BACH (arr. Tognetti) Fugue from Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV1001
ALICE IN CHAINS Them Bones
SHOSTAKOVICH (arr. Barshai) Allegro molto from Chamber Symphony, Op.110a
RICHARD TOGNETTI The Walk
RICHARD TOGNETTI Dugong
RICHARD TOGNETTI Hypnosis
RICHARD TOGNETTI Visitation
RICHARD TOGNETTI Heston
RICHARD TOGNETTI Transfiguration
BEETHOVEN Cavatina from String Quartet No.13 in B-flat major, Op.130
Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director & Violin
Mick Sowry Writer, Producer & Director
Jon Frank, Director of Photography
Simon Yeo, Executive Producer
Mick Sowry & Jon Frank, Editors
Derek Hynd, Director of Surfing
Edward Saltau, Second Camera & IT
Joseph Nizeti, Music Technology & Artistic Assistant