With the first of the Morning Of The Earth tour just over a week away, director Albe Falzon will include new footage from the movie at the shows.
Albe has re-edited the classic Australian surf movie and is including previously unseen footage from film surf makers such as David Rastovich.
The Morning Of The Earth tour kicks off next Thursday (January 19) in Melbourne.
“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,” says Albe Falzon. “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.”
The shows featuring original soundtrack performers Brian Cadd and Tim Gaze with Lior, Mike Rudd and Gyan.
“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,” says Brian. “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”.
Gyan has been a big fan of the soundtrack as far back as she can remember. “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,” she said.
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
Saturday 28th January 2012
www.theartscentregc.com.au 07 5588 4000
WOLLONGONG: WIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Friday 3rd February 2012
Tickets via www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849
Watch Brian Cadd’s Noise11.com interview and performance for Morning of the Earth: