The Reef

Australian Chamber Orchestra

A still from 'The Reef.' © 2012 ABC

photo_camera A still from 'The Reef.' © 2012 ABC

20 November – 29 January

In 2012, Richard Tognetti took 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, was a remarkable collection of artists: photographer Jon Frank, director Mick Sowry, composer Iain Grandage, didgeridoo player Mark Atkins, singer Stephen Pigram and musicians from the Australian Chamber Orchestra.Together they have created The Reef, a performance using music and film to delve into the links between surfing, the ocean, landscape and music.