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The Crowd


Fri 11 Oct 2013, 8:00pm

Where: Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: JennyEF

An astounding concert featuring breath-taking footage by cinematographer Jon Frank as the backdrop, with music from Chopin to Shostakovich performed live by Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Frank’s tilt-shift, time-lapse and slow motion footage of crowds from all walks of life includes wild music-festival mosh pits, passionate soccer fans and busy urban landscapes.

With the ACO, ANAM Orchestra and choristers from the Consort of Melbourne on stage, plus 2,000 people in the audience and countless thousands projected onto the big screen, it’s time for you to join the crowd.

Richard Tognetti writes:

"What is it we feel when part of a crowd? Is it fear or empowerment? Do we lose ourselves, or find our real selves? Is a crowd a mob, an ignorant mass of unthinking beings? Or is it an intelligent body, capable of thought processes and invention of which individuals alone would not be capable? We spend much of our life in crowds: when we go to the football or attend a concert, when we cross the street at peak hour, when we worship, mourn, protest or feast, we often do so as part of a crowd. The Crowd examines the nature of the crowd, in its many manifestations, both human and in the natural world."

Chopin - Nocturne No.7
Crumb - Black Angels: Bones and Flutes
Dean - Dispersal
Debussy - Syrinx
Feldman - Three Voices: Slow Waltz
Leifs - Quartetto III, “El Greco”: Mvt.4
Schubert - Symphony No.8, "Unfinished": Mvt. 1
Shostakovich - The Age of Gold: Polka
Sibelius - Kuolema: Scenes with Cranes, Scene VI
Tognetti - Battle for the Crowd, Mosh Maggot, Chorale, Rain, Ecstasis, Bells, Train
Trad. Icelandic (arr. Stearne) Fagurt er í Fjörðum

Footage by Jon Frank projected onto a big screen onstage.