Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra
A musical and cinematic odyssey from the creative team behind Mountain
From director Jennifer Peedom comes this powerful collaboration created as a companion film to the ACO’s record-breaking production, Mountain. River is another extraordinary tale of nature and humans as partners and adversaries. It will take audiences on an astonishing journey spanning six continents and drawing on extraordinary contemporary cinematography to show rivers on a scale, and from perspectives, never seen before.
With a musical score performed live and directed by Richard Tognetti, featuring his original music alongside Bach, Vivaldi, Ravel and Jonny Greenwood, balance is sought.
River is a reminder that it is never too late to ask ourselves: ‘are we being good ancestors?’ The film examines 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.
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Richard Tognetti Musical Director, Composer & Lead Violin
William Barton Vocals
Jennifer Peedom Director
Jo-anne McGowan Producer
Renan Ozturk Cinematographer
Robert Macfarlane Writer
Nigel Jamieson Staging Director
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Featuring music by Bach, Vivaldi, Ravel, Jonny Greenwood, Richard Tognetti and a collaboration with William Barton.
This production is part of the following series:
In 2021 the ACO are presenting an ambitious season with more music than ever before, with a radiant series of live performances alongside cinematic and immersive concert films.