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Farr from Heaven

Television (Full Length) – 2005

"I love the idea of bringing sexiness into the classical arena ..." Made for TVNZ's Artsville series, documentary Farr From Heaven follows Gareth Farr composing and rehearsing a variety of musical pieces, from stage plays to a piece for percussion and orchestra. Written and directed by Roz Mason and narrated by Farr, the documentary shows the versatility of his work as a classical composer and performer (including as transvestite Lilith Lacroix). The full range of his creative process is captured, from composing and arrangement failures, to successful world premieres.

Key Cast & Crew

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John A Givins


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Roz Mason

Writer, Interviewer, Director

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Gareth Farr

Subject, Composer

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Ralf Hawley

Sound Recordist

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Phillip Adams

Sound Mix

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Marilyn Copland


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Produced by

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Livingstone Productions


Produced with funding from TVNZ


Music: Part One        
'Fiji Baby' by Fisher, Fisher, Thomas and Beetra. Performed by Gareth LaCroix, Bill Hickman and Bruce McKinnon
'Wipe Out' by Berryhill, Connolly, Fuller and Wilson. Performed by Gareth Farr, Nathaniel Lees, and 2001 Toi Whakaari Drama School second year students
'Sekar Gendot' by Wayan Yudane. Performed by Gamelan Taniwha Jaya
Pukal composed by Gareth Farr, performed by Strike and Gareth Farr
Onslaught composed by Gareth Farr.Performed by the NZ Army Brass Band, Strike and Gareth Farr. Conducted by Graham Hickman
Music: Part Two       
'Jellyfish' composed by Gareth Farr. Poem by Les Murray
'Queen Butterfly' by Gareth Farr. Poem by Les Murray
Concerto for Orchestra and Percussion composed by Gareth Farr