Monday, 30 January 2012
MORNING OF THE EARTH - THE ORIGINAL FILM AND MUSIC - CELEBRATES 40 YEARS WITH AN EAST COAST CONCERT TOUR
What was the surfing scene like 40 years ago? Surfers did not have to wear leg ropes. Michael Peterson was the current Australian champion and Bali took off as a surf destination for many surfers. Let’s go back there....
MORNING OF THE EARTH, released in 1972, was the first surf film to capture the nomadic life of Australian surfers. Back by popular demand after sold out shows in Melbourne and Sydney in 2008 and celebrating forty years since its release, Morning Of The Earth - the original film and music - will be Live In Concert again from the 19th January to the 5th February 2012 performing in Melbourne, Dromana, Newcastle, Brisbane and Sydney with more to be announced.
With the blessing of the film’s creator, Albe Falzon, MORNING OF THE EARTH has been re-edited and remastered to highlight the simple beauty of one of the few true Australian Classic Films and its story - the dream of every surfer to search for the perfect wave (across Australia’s North coast, Bali and Hawaii). The film is still the largest selling surf DVD in Australian History. Each new generation seems to resonate with the film and soundtrack, having captured the true ethos and spirit of surfing in a unique and inspiring manner. Incredible new footage from film surf makers, such as David Rastovich, will also be shown at the show.
Albe Falzon said; “Morning of the Earth has stood the test of time and perhaps is more important today in view of the increased number of people on the planet and the demands they are having on its resources and eco systems. We need more than ever to be reminded of this fragile system we have inherited and to a certain extent Morning of the Earth is a reminder that we are all truly responsible for our decisions and actions. It is important that we individually and collectively embody those qualities that will ensure that we live a sustainable life, not one based on over production and over consumption but one based on sensitivity to all life and on all levels on this Earth. Morning of the Earth reflects in a simple way how we can endure and sustain and enjoy our life here and leave a small footprint and a better world in our passing.”
MORNING OF THE EARTH had no narration but instead a soundtrack made up on songs written specifically for the movie. The soundtrack became a top 10 hit and was the first compilation CD to reach Gold status and has now gone platinum several times over. Audiences can expect to be taken back to when life was simpler enjoying an array of country-soul and psych folk-songs including ‘Simple Ben’, ‘Making It On Your Own’, ‘Open Your Heart’. The songs have summer written all over them and as the saying goes ‘great music never dies’ and is well represented here.
Performing at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Morning Of The Earth – The Original Film and Music Live In Concert- will be original performers Brian Cadd, guitarist Tim Gaze (Tamam Shud) and special guests Mike Rudd (Spectrum), Lior and Gyan.
Original performer, singer and songwriter Brian Cadd says “Forty years ago I was privileged to be involved in writing and producing music for a revolutionary new kind of surf movie: MORNING OF THE EARTH. Freedom and breaking the rules was the order of the day and a most unique and eclectic collection of music became the 'dialogue' running under Albe's superb pictures. Four decades on we are finally marrying this music with those pictures again, this time in a live performance setting. Incredibly exciting.
Guest performing artist Gyan says, “I’m totally thrilled to be involved with MOTE especially having the opportunity to sing one the most beautiful songs from the album ‘I’m Alive’…I have always carried a copy of the record around with me since I left home …it was and still is an all time favorite for me. Growing up so close to the whole surf scene in Torquay was a perfect backdrop for such a record full of such great mantras for our lifestyle.’
Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the greatest surfing films ever made – reignited with its original soundtrack performed live in concert by a mix of this country’s best classic and contemporary music talent.
MORNIING OF THE EARTH – THE ORIGINAL FILM AND MUSIC LIVE IN CONCERT DATES:
Tickets on sale now
MELBOURNE: REGENT THEATRE
Thursday 19th and Friday 20th January 2012
Tickets via www.ticketmaster.com.au ph: 1300 11 10 11
DROMANA, VICTORIA: DROMANA DRIVE IN
Saturday 21st January 2012
Tickets via www.ticketmaster.com.au ph: 136 100
NEWCASTLE: CIVIC THEATRE
Tuesday 24th January 2012
www.ticketek.com.au 02 4929 1977
BRISBANE: CONCERT HALL - QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Friday 27th January 2012
Qtix www.qpac.com.au 136 246
GOLD COAST: THE ARTS CENTRE