Wednesday, May 09, 2007
It's all moving quickly now.
Yesterday, a visit to Sydney to finalise filming arrangements.
Walking into the offices of the Australian Chamber Orchestra is the last place you'd expect to see boards piling up, but that was what greeted me.
A 9'8'' 'thing' - an 'homage to BK' as Derek called it, lay along the floor.
Out the back, in Richard Tognetti's boot, was his 5'4 is finless experiment.
In his office, 'the violin'.
I snapped a pic...sorry, but I shook.
The instrument is a 1743 Guarneri del Gesù, the twin to the Cannon Guarneri owned by Pagannini. It's worth $10,000,000 Australian. Possibly the most valuable instrument in the world still being played.
This is a surf trip like no other. I hope the swell hangs in.
PS: DH is picking up boards this afternoon in Torquay. I may have another post before I go. Otherwise, I'll try and find an internet cafe down there.