Limited Edition PAL Region Zero DVD now available - COLLECTOR's ITEM TARKA - WATERSCAPE This is the film that accompanied the World Premiere performance and features scenes from the country of the Two Rivers, as well as the Mornington Peninsula biosphere where we now live. The film features the original music from the CD of TARKA released in 1996. Run time 52 minutes.
The story starts with a single drop, shot on location by Rod Clarke from the BBC's natural history unit ( he worked on Life and many other Attenborough TV series) and then to Canal Bridge, on the Torridge. The scenes follow the music, and include the Burrows, Hartland, Baggy, Exmoor, Dartmoor . Everywhere we found exquisite views of Tarka Country and were able to present the scenes with surprizingly little evidence of the 21st Century.
The third movement presented a special problem in interpretation as of course Otter Hunting no longer exists in the UK. We turned to a symbolic interpreteation of the music, which is and always was representative of humanities ongoing and largely unconscious battle with nature. You may be shocked. But there it is.
If you are interested in obtaining this DVD, please email Harry Williamson
The price is A$30 plus postage. At this stage we can only accept International Money orders or PayPal. Waterscape includes a preview of 'The Making of Tarka' a forthcoming DVD which will include original footage of Harry and Anthony playing live in the studio in 1987, recent interviews with Anthony, Simon Heyworth and soloist Didier Malherbe plus a wealth of other archival and more recent footage. 'The Making of Tarka' DVD is in preparation and we are working on the possibility of including an audiophile high resolution 5.1 version of the original recordings.
We welcome enquiries via email to the above address TARKA live with the WHITEHORSE ORCHESTRA February 27th 2010 at Melbourne Town Hall GALLERY Main Menu Home Concert Video Waterscape - Tarka Country Concert
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