The Reef DVD, ACO

This is one of those unusual pairings of sound and vision to create a new artistic idea. If you are a fan of films like the seminal Baraka, then you will be transfixed by this film. Richard Tognetti teams up with directors, photographers, musicians and locals to create this exploration of how music and nature intersect. Originally preforming this music, from original compositions to Bach, Beethoven and Pete Seeger, in a woolshed at the ends of Western Australia, Tognetti has now dragged all these people back to perform in the Sydney Opera House. Loving edited and performed, this presentation is not just a fascinating look at contemporary music in Australia, but art, nature and how it’s all interwoven in the most beautiful ways possible.