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The Australian Chamber Orchestra is thrilled to bring you the world premiere of River live in concert on 15 October.
Following its critically acclaimed cinema release in 2021, River is a musical and cinematic odyssey from the creators of Mountain. See the ACO perform the score live alongside a screening of the film.
Rivers have shaped the earth and shaped the human species. We love and abuse rivers, worship and pollute them, flood them for wealth and turn to them for solace.
Immersing yourself in a river is the simplest way to feel its life force and to understand our instinctive connection to it. From director Jennifer Peedom comes this powerful collaboration created as a companion film to our record-breaking production, Mountain. River is another extraordinary tale of nature and humans as partners and adversaries.
With a musical score performed live and directed by Richard Tognetti, featuring his own music alongside Bach, Vivaldi, Ravel, Jonny Greenwood, and a new collaboration with William Barton, along with Australian composer Piers Burbrook de Vere.
River is a reminder that it is never too late to ask ourselves: ‘are we being good ancestors?’ The film asks us all to examine pleasure, loss and the consequences of our actions. While all the while immersing us in the experience of body and water, of music and life.
“This stunningly well photographed, poetically inclined hymn to the world’s waterways is definitely a must-see… The film’s soundtrack is majestically augmented by a specially composed music score by Richard Tognetti.” – The Australian
“An awe-inspiring, musical tour of the Earth’s waterways” – Time Out
“… put together with a finely tuned instinct for the sensuous power of the earth’s splendours” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Haunting and exceptional” – Limelight
Writer & Director: Jennifer Peedom
Co-Writer & Co-Director: Joseph Nizeti
Writer: Robert MacFarlane
Producer: Jo-anne McGowan
Producer: John Smithson
Musical Director, Composer & Lead Violin: Richard Tognetti AO
Staging Director: Nigel Jamieson
Vocals: William Barton
Performed with: Australian Chamber Orchestra
October 15th, 2022
October 15th, 2022
Classical, Music Event
City Recital Hall
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