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William Barton

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about William Barton held in our catalogue.

Random Audio Sample: From Ubirr : for string orchestra with optional didjeridu by Peter Sculthorpe, from the CD Songs of sea and sky

Articles by and about William Barton

Broadstock, Barton and Yu in Beijing by Julian Yu

At the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony, the athletes’ parade was accompanied by five bands from five different continents. I was overjoyed when the Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony Production Centre commissioned me to write the music for Australasia.

MIAF: Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ on the Cross by Mark Viggiani

...The main point of interest in such a program was the effect the modern interpolations had on our hearing of the Haydn. Most of the interludes were very brief, serving as cleansers to prepare the ears for the next instalment of the main feature. This hopping between centuries and cultures was intriguing, though sometimes jarring...

Kalkadungu - William Barton wins 2012 ARIA for Best Classical Album by Australian Music Centre

Kalkadungu – William Barton, has won the 2012 ARIA for Best Classical Album at the Fine Arts and Artisan awards on 3 October, presented at the Art Gallery of NSW. Best Jazz Album was awarded to Sarah McKenzie for Close your eyes, with composer and Oud player Joseph Tawadros taking out Best World Music Album for his Concerto of the Sea.

The Song Company: Kalkadunga Man by Australian Music Centre

A deep, resonant rumbling comes from somewhere indistinguishable. The light illuminates the vast Australian desert, and sound of singing washes over the earth… Well, over the stage anyway. I’m reporting from the Song Company’s packed Sydney concert in their opening concert series for 2009, Kalkadunga Man, after several hugely successful performances in regional NSW.

Synergy and Grainger Quartet by Australian Music Centre

The Grainger Quartet branched out of their comfort zone in this inspired concert with Synergy percussion and William Barton. The program read like a who’s who of Australian music: William Barton, Gerard Brophy, Peter Sculthorpe, Percy Grainger and Ross Edwards, some of whom were in the audience and intermittently took to the stage to introduce their works, which rendered the concert all the more engaging.

Works by William Barton

William Barton is not an Australian Music Centre represented artist, however the following works can be found in our collection:

Didjeridu solo No. 1 by William Barton

I dream of sacred ... I am my dream by William Barton

The Gathering by William Barton

Kalkadungu by William Barton and Matthew Hindson

Birdsong at dusk by William Barton

The Compass by Liza Lim and William Barton

Solo for didjeridu by William Barton

Voice and didjeridu improvisation No. 1 by William Barton and Delmae Barton

Didjeridu solo No. 2 by William Barton

Voice and didjeridu improvisation No. 2 by William Barton and Delmae Barton

Didjeridu solo No. 3 by William Barton

Improvisation by William Barton

Petrichore by William Barton

7/8 not too late by William Barton

Dreamtime duet by William Barton

Didge fusion by William Barton

World premieres given by William Barton

Remembering Mrs Macquarie : for cello and didjeridu by Peter Sculthorpe— 28 Mar 10 (Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, NSW)

The Past : for counter-tenor, flute and string orchestra by Andrew Ford— 4 Aug 09 (Riverway Arts Centre, QLD)

How the stars were made (duos) by Peter Sculthorpe— 7 May 09 (National Portrait Gallery, ACT)

Kalkadungu : for soloist (voice, electric guitar, didjeridu) and orchestra by William Barton and Matthew Hindson— 2 Apr 08 (Sydney Opera House Concert Hall)

Beethoven variations (didjeridu with full orchestra) by Peter Sculthorpe— 4 Mar 06 (Princess Theatre, Launceston)

Didjeribluegrass : for didjeridu and string quartet by Matthew Hindson— 25 Jun 05 (Australian Festival of Chamber Music Outback Tour, Lawn Hill National Park, Queensland, Australia)

Requiem : for SATB chorus, didjeridu and orchestra by Peter Sculthorpe— 3 Mar 04 (Adelaide Town Hall)

Dance gundah : for didjeridu and orchestra by Philip Bracanin— 11 Oct 98

Analysis & Media

- Article: Breaking Sound Barriers

- Article: Cry of the earth

- Video: Barton & Hindson - Kalkadungu