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Mountain (PG)

Australian Chamber Orchestra

A man climbing a mountain

A nature documentary like you’ve never heard before: picture the soaring heights and superhuman terrors of the world’s great mountain ranges, as live music accompanies breath-taking imagery.

In their latest fusion of sound, image, and primal awe, the Australian Chamber Orchestra – our International Associate at Milton Court – and artistic director Richard Tognetti provide live accompaniment to jaw-dropping cinematography, with music ranging from Antonio Vivaldi to Peter Sculthorpe.

Directed by BAFTA nominee Jennifer Peedom and narrated by William Dafoe, this is more than just a superb documentary with a glorious score. This follow-up to their acclaimed The Reef finds Tognetti and a handpicked team of ACO colleagues seeking even bolder ways to combine music, image, and Tognetti’s own very personal relationship with nature: in the words of one critic, it’s ’a sublime rush of adrenaline and orchestral beauty’.

The performance is expected to finish around 9.20pm and will not include an interval.

Presented by Screen Australia and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. A Stranger Than Fiction Films production in association with Camp 4 Collective and Sherpas Cinema

Post-concert talk

Download the programme


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Watch: behind-the-scenes of Mountain

Richard Tognetti discusses the genesis of this cinematic and musical odyssey.


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Watch: behind-the-scenes of Mountain with Renan Ozturk

Mountain's cinematographer, Renan Ozturk, talks about the film, the music, and the unique collaboration with Jennifer Peedom and Richard Tognetti.


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