The problematic phenomenology of climate change through the lens of the Early Renaissance polyptych.
5-channel kinaesthetic video installation.
Every year at the end of autumn, tourists and workers depart the Mediterranean islands of Greece, leaving behind hundreds of cats to fend for themselves. To the music of Sibelius'Valse Triste, we follow them through the beautiful, near-deserted island village of Oía on Santorini.
The music of Richard Wagner — played in accompaniment to the landscapes that inspired him.
Australia's SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra follows in the great Polish composer's footsteps: from Warsaw to Kraków, Prague to Vienna and Paris, 200 years after Chopin’s birth.
SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra play the music of Bach, Giazotto & Gabrielli from Fürstenfeld Abbey in Upper Bavaria, Germany.
Concerto F60 will transform a former mining machine in Lichterfeld, Eastern Germany, into the world's largest musical instrument, to be played by professional musicians and Lusatian locals alike. It will be part of the IBA "Paradise II" programme for 2010, redefining an area transfigured by open-cut coal mining.
Austria has made a disproportionate contribution to the pantheon of classical composers. With the help of three musical locals - two of them Australian expatriates - the SBS radio & Television Youth Orchestra explores the musical heritage of Vienna and Salzburg.
The neighbours of the Roma ghetto in Prešov, Slovakia, want to build a wall to prevent Roma children from stealing fruit and vegetables from their gardens. Composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven believes there are other ways to soften the hardened relations between the two groups. With a team of musicians and organizers from Germany, Holland, Poland, and Slovakia he designed a music festival in which Roma and non-Romas performed together. In doing so they touched the tip of an iceberg made of cultural differences and deep-seated mistrust.
The SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra plays music of and about Hungary, exploring its connections with Romany culture. Features young Australian violinist Claudia Zorbas who, at age 11, was the youngest student ever to be accepted into Budapest’s renowned Franz Liszt Academy.
In Nicosia, the worlds last divided capital, Turkish & Greek Cypriots attempt to bridge no-man's-land with a performance like no other. The film follows their unconventional rehearsals in the UN Headquarters on the island and joins their search for instruments from Nicosia's war detritus - as they prepare for Dutch composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven's outdoor music project, "Long Distance Call".
Following the Moldau River into the heart of Bohemia, the SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra take us on a journey through Czech culture and landscape. Features music by Smetana & Dvorak.
Through Tchaikovsky's sometimes intimate correspondence with patroness Nadezhda von Meck, this programme takes us on a musical journey of Italy through the eyes and ears of this great but deeply troubled composer. For Tchaikovsky, Italy was both a source of inspiration and a refuge from a tumultuous existence in his native Russia.
From fandangos to habañeras, from Falla's "Love, the Magician" to Sarasate's "Gyspy Airs", Spanish Music has always had deep multicultural roots. Despite attempts to stereotype it or to pin it down - by composers both Spanish and foreign - ultimately it's the diversity of past and present influences that make it so unique and recognisable. A journey through Spain, her history and music with the SBS Radio & Television Youth Orchestra.
The 60 young musicians of the SBS Radio and Television Youth Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Krel, embark on a musical journey through Estonia and Finland. One is old, the other new, but both are closely related by geography and cultural heritage. It is also a journey through the 20th century music of Estonian composer Heino Eller, Finland's great Jean Sibelius, as well as Darius Milhaud and Zoltán Kodály. The program concludes with Sibelius's stirring Finlandia, performed in the Temppeliaukio (Rock Church) in Helsinki.