The Reef Residency brings together composers, performers, surf cinematographers and filmmakers alongside some the worlds leading surfers – sharing with community and developing a major new music/film work and program.

Building upon ACO’s overwhelming success with its 2009 program, The Glide, this new project again sees the collaboration of Richard Tognetti, surfing legend Derek Hynd and filmmakers Jon Frank and Mick Sowry. Added to the mix for The Reef has been composer Iain Grandage and Indigenous artists, Mark Atkins and Steve Pigram.

Carnarvon Residency  15 – 18 May 

Gillian Howell – Workshop Facilitator, Iain Grandage – Composer, Mark Atkins – Didgeridoo , Erkki Veltheim – Viola, Satu Vänskä – Violin, Julian Thompson – Cello

A three day intensive workshop with music students from Carnarvon and Geraldton will culminate in a performance to local schools and the community. The workshops will focus on group performance and compositional skills and the outcomes presented at the final performance by the students alongside Reef Residency performers.

Public Presentation

1 pm Fri 18 May Woolshed, Carnarvon Civic Centre
Free entry

Gnaraloo Residency  12 – 24 May  

Richard Tognetti – ACO Artistic Director, Ian Grandage composer, Mark Atkins didgeridoo, Mick Sowry – Director, Jon Frank – Cinematographer, Derek Hynd – Surfing Director, Erkki Veltheim – Viola, Satu Vänskä – Violin, Julian Thompson – Cello

The residency is focused around the creation of a new music and film work inspired by the land and seascapes of the Ningaloo Coast, simultaneously exploring the interconnectedness of pure surfing and music. The collaboration to take place between musicians, composer/s, flimakers and champion surfers will create a unique Australian work of significant importance to the local and national community alike.

“I truly believe surfing is the perfect intersection of mind and physical culture and art.” Richard Tognetti

Public Concert

6.30pm Thursday 24 May
Shearing Shed, Gnaraloo Station

Tickets: $45 Standard  $35 Concession/Children under 16

*Ticket Price includes post concert dinner

Very limited Numbers – Online Bookings only