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Kalkadungu

CD

Kalkadungu : music for didjeridu and orchestra / William Barton.

  • Published by ABC Classics — 2012 [4764834] — 1 CD (79 min.)
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: CD 2462 — Available for loan

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This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDuration
Didjeridu solo No. 1 — solo didjeridu
Recorded/performed at: ABC Ferry Road Studios, Brisbane, on Feb 09.
William Barton William Barton 4 mins, 54 sec.
Didjeridu solo No. 2 — solo didjeridu
Recorded/performed at: ABC Ferry Road Studios, Brisbane, on Feb 09.
William Barton William Barton 2 mins, 22 sec.
Didjeridu solo No. 3 — solo didjeridu
Recorded/performed at: ABC Ferry Road Studios, Brisbane, on Feb 09.
William Barton William Barton
I dream of sacred ... I am my dream (2008) for soprano with ensemble
Recorded/performed at: ABC Ferry Road Studios, Brisbane, on Feb 09.
William Barton Southern Cross Soloists 16 mins, 50 sec.
Voice and didjeridu improvisation No. 1 — didjeridu music
Recorded/performed at: ABC Ferry Road Studios, Brisbane, on Feb 09.
William Barton and Delmae Barton William Barton, Delmae Barton 4 mins
Voice and didjeridu improvisation No. 2 — didjeridu music
Recorded/performed at: ABC Ferry Road Studios, Brisbane, on Feb 09.
Delmae Barton and William Barton William Barton, Delmae Barton 5 mins, 26 sec.
Kalkadungu (2007) for soloist (voice, electric guitar, didjeridu) and orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, on 2 Apr 08.
Matthew Hindson and William Barton William Barton, Sydney Symphony, Richard Gill 23 mins, 54 sec.
Earth cry (1986) for full orchestra
Recorded/performed at: Ferry Road Studio, ABC, Brisbane, on Sep 03.
Peter Sculthorpe Queensland Symphony Orchestra, William Barton, Michael Christie 11 mins, 15 sec.
Requiem (2004) for SATB chorus, didjeridu and orchestra — 8. Communion
Recorded/performed at: Adelaide Town Hall, on Nov 05.
Peter Sculthorpe William Barton, Adelaide Chamber Singers, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Volmer 6 mins, 44 sec.

Product details

From the time of his professional debut - aged 15 - onwards, anyone who witnessed William Barton playing didjeridu could recognize instantly that his was a once-in-a-generation talent. Here was a didjeridu player raised in the strictest of Indigenous tradition amongst the Kalkadunga people, but with a musical sensibility equally honed on AC/DC, Led Zeppelin and speed metal.

The works on this CD reflect the explosion that occurred in William Barton's career following the mainstage success of Earth Cry in 2002, where he was in demand not just as a performer but also as a composer himself. As Sculthorpe began recasting his own orchestral music to include didjeridu, so too he became not just a personal friend but also a musical mentor to the 21-year-old Barton, teaching him the rudiments of Western musical notation and correcting William's original scores that increasingly came to be commissioned by major musical ensembles both in Australia and internationally.

Another notable collaboration on this album is between composer Matthew Hindson and Barton. A commission from the Sydney Symphony, allowed the two composers to work together on Kalkadungu, a large-scale orchestral work whose scintillating premiere performance at the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House in April 2008, captured here in the opening tracks, lends its title to the album as a whole.

Duration: 79 min.

Liner notes include program notes and biographical notes about performer.


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