Written on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

ARTSCAPE: Liquid Notes – The Making of The Reef  Screening 8pm Tues 13 on ABC1

Turra New Music’s collaboration with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in May and July 2012 saw the creation of a major new project – The Reef 

The artistic process is examined in this ABC commissioned documentary.


Written on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

The final concert of The Reef Tour at the Sydney Opera House last night ( 7pm Mon 23 July ) brought the house down and roused a standing ovation from the sold out Concert Hall – a most fitting finale to an unforgettable tour!

Written on Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Music Rolling in on The Break – Stephen Scourfield The West 11 July
Tura New Music YouTube Channel now with excerpts, interviews, residency footage and more…. View 
Virtuoso surfing and mesmerising music Review of Darwin Concert by Matthew Westwood, The Australian July 9
ABC RN Bush Telegraph Interview with Tos Mahoney and Taylor Miller  Listen


Written on Monday, July 16th, 2012

Audiences from Darwin to Geraldton are raving about the success of The Reef program. From the power of Mick Sowry and Jon Frank’s film, the virtuosity of Richard Tognetti, the passion of ACO2, the soul of Steve Pigram and Mark Frank to the raw energy of Clay McDonald – The Reef has given northern and regional Western Australia an experience to remember for a lifetime. Over 1500 people packed Cable Beach Amphitheatre in Broome alone for the magic of The Reef outdoors under the stars.

Written on Monday, July 16th, 2012

The Reef Tour so far: 9 days, 5 concerts, world premiere of rich and powerful program, adventures to Warmun, Kooljaman, Red Bluff…. Getting cold as it heads south but the program’s heating up! Perth and Sydney shows sold out!

Written on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

The World Premiere of The Reef goes out tonight ( Thurs 5 July) at the Darwin Entertainment Centre. Performers and production crew have been flying into Darwin all week for the historic event which simultaneously commences the Reef Tour across Northern and Western Australia.

Written on Thursday, July 5th, 2012
TOGNETTI Heart of The Black Beast, Bathymetry
SEEGER “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”
RAMEAU Les Vents from Les Boreades
LIGETI Ramifications
CRUMB Black Angels (excerpts)
BACH Fugue from Sonata No.1, BWV1001
S. PIGRAM “Mimi”
ALICE IN CHAINS Them Bones, Angry Chair
DEAN Peripeteia from Electric Preludes
SHOSTAKOVICH Allegro molto from Chamber Symphony, Op.110a
BEETHOVEN Cavatina from String Quartet, Op.130
Arrangements by Tognetti and Grandage
Written on Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Unbelievably so but its just 2 weeks before the Reef  Tour commences with the World Premiere in Darwin on the 5th July at Darwin Entertainment Centre.  Check out the itinerary now to ensure you will be at the right place at the right time so as not to miss this historic, epic tour and program.

Written on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Tim Elliot of The Sydney Morning Herald retells his experience of the Gnaraloo residency. Read On . Stephen Scourfield of The West Australian writes on Music by the Sea and about the people and place of Gnaraloo Station and assistant Residency caterer Sara Poguet blogs on http://reeftour.tura.com.au/blog/



Written on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Perth Travellers: Still two days left of The Reef in Broome travel packages competition. Listen to ABC 720 Breakfast 6am – 7.45am for the codeword and cut out the coupon in the West Australian. Perth – Broome return flights, stay at Cable Beach Club and premium tickets for The Reef at Cable Beach Amphitheatre. More info