Prior to the worldwide premiere of Coral ReKindling Venus on 5th June 2012 marking the Transit of Venus and World Environment Day, Antony Hegarty of Antony & the Johnsons has donated his song Rise to the soundtrack.
A virtuoso singer with a global fanbase, the song has been described by prettymuchamazing.com:-
“When you listen to Antony’s typically gorgeous, chilling track and grasp a bit of its lyrical content, you’ll understand how perfectly it fits with Wallworth’s film.”
To celebrate the release of the film, Rise has been made available to download – either for free or for a small donation to the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.
Produced by John Maynard, Coral Rekindling Venus is the final stage of the original concept devised by Lynette Wallworth and Sue Maslin to build a colony of works around the theme of global climate change and its impact upon fragile coral ecosystems.