Collaborations with classical musicians on concerts featuring video

projections behind live orchestra.


The Glide - 2009/ 2011

Premiered at Festival Maribor, Slovenia in 2009 and also performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra in a series of three concerts in Melbourne and Sydney in 2011.

Dream from The Glide. Music by Richard Tognetti.

Sequence from The Glide. Music by Richard Tognetti.

Sospiri from The Glide. Music by Richard Tognetti.


The Crowd - 2010

With a hundred people on stage, two thousand in the audience and countless thousands from all walks of life projected onto the big screen, it's time for you to join the crowd.

Premiered in Maribor, Slovenia in 2010, and opened the Melbourne Festival at The Palais Theatre, 2013.

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.
— Richard Tognetti

Excerpts from The Crowd. Music by Richard Tognetti.

Unasnswered Question by Charles Ives from The Crowd. Music by Richard Tognetti.


The Reef - 2012

In his most adventurous project to date, Richard Tognetti takes musicians and surfers to the rugged surf coast and tough desert landscape of northern Western Australia to create a new performance piece at the intersection of music and nature.

Performed at The Sydney Opera House, The Walt Disney Concert Hall & The Barbican.

Bathymetry from The Reef. Directed by Mick Sowry. Music by Richard Tognetti.


Electronic - 2016

Violinists Richard Tognetti and Satu Vänskä collaborate with pioneering electronic artists from the Guildhall School for a concert at the Barbican Centre.


Three Places in New England - 2013/ 2014

Commissioned video work in collaboration with Aurora Orchestra (UK) for performance of Mememnto, featuring Ives’ Three Places in New England. Conducted by Nicholas Collon. Part of Deal Festival of Music & the Arts and The City of London Festival. Also performed at the Melbourne Festival with ANAM Orchestra at the Melbourne Recital Centre in 2014. Review of Melbourne concert here.


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