An excerpt from The Glide, a multimedia performance combining ocean and surfing footage by Jon Frank with music performed by Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. The music in this section is Elgar's Sospiri set with footage from Waimea Bay.
This serene collaborative piece shot by Jon Frank and played by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, which is headed up by Richard Tognetti of Musica Surfica fame, is part of a larger collaboration by Frank, Tognetti and the ACO.
Here’s what Jon Frank has to say about the whole thing:
“The Glide was a fascinating project to work on.
It is a concert which runs for about 1 hour and 20 mins and features music composed by JS Bach, Elgar, Strauss, Shostakovich, a traditional sea shanty and a couple of pieces by RT himself.
It’s all about the ocean and surfing and how it feels to be surrounded by water and space and light.
The concert orchestra perform on what is essentially a dark stage, music lit by small lights on black music stands, in front of a giant projection of the motion and still images.
The concert premiered in Maribor, Slovenia in 2009 and selected excerpts have been performed in New York, Noosa and Margaret River.