Jonny Ng

For Jonny Ng’s performance for Man with a Movie Camera expect an eclectic mix of Soviet-era classical music, minimalism, improvised cinematic soundscapes and experimentation on violin, viola and piano, all in celebration of this fascinating film.

Jonny is a classically-trained violinist, pianist, violist, composer and arranger, as well as a conductor and leading Brisbane educator. In an eclectic career spanning more than two decades, he has played on state, national and international stages. His performances range from the role of Principal 2nd Violin with Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, to performing on stage with Bruce Springsteen, improvising with Tibetan monks and Tenzin Choegyal at the Woodford Folk Festival, and accompanying his St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School string students on cajón at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.

In 2004, Jonny first performed live music to film, playing piano for George Antheil’s score to Fernand Léger’s Ballet Mécanique. Since then, he has created and performed new and existing compositions, arrangements and improvised live music for films that include Peter and the Wolf (Suzie Templeton), The Seasons of the Year 1975 (Artavazd Peleshyan) and Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein). He has accompanied numerous local Australian multimedia artists, and will later this year perform in Camerata Cinematheque, a concert that features short films by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Anthony Lucas, specially commissioned by Camerata.

Image: Photo by Morgan Roberts, courtesy of Camerata - Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra



Production Credits

  • Director: Dziga Vertov
  • Script: Dziga Vertov
  • Cinematographers: Mikhail Kaufman, Gleb Troyanski
  • Editor: Dziga Vertov
  • Print Source/Rights: mk2 Films
  • Year: 1929
  • Runtime: 68 minutes
  • Country: Soviet Union
  • Languages: Russian, (with English subtitles)
  • Colour: Black & White
  • Shooting Format: 35mm
  • Screening Format: DCP