The Crowd & I
Over ten years in the marking, join Richard Tognetti as he directs the ACO live on stage alongside striking imagery and footage captured across the globe in The Crowd & I. From the banks of the Ganges to the mosh pits of Coachella; sprawling refugee camps to ever-expanding metropolises, humanity moves in swarms across the globe in ever vaster numbers, to celebrate, worship, protest, destroy and build anew.
Featuring music by Bach, Chopin, Shostakovich and Richard Tognetti, this profound cross-artform collaboration between Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, director Nigel Jamieson and cinematographer Jon Frank sees the ACO explore humanity’s complex existence on our densely populated planet. Discover the new ways in which we have come to live with one another, crowded together and separated from nature.
Jubilant, chaotic, and confronting in equal measure, in the tradition of Mountain, The Reef and Luminous, The Crowd & I promises to be a life-changing experience.
“What is it we feel when part of a crowd? Is it fear or empowerment? Do we lose ourselves, or find our real selves?” – Richard Tognetti
Richard Tognetti • Creative Director & Violin
Australian Chamber Orchestra
Jon Frank • Cinematography
Nigel Jamieson • Film & Staging Director
Presented by Australian Chamber Orchestra